Stan Alcorn is a multimedia journalist based in New York City. He reports regularly for NPR and WNYC, where he has focused on business and the New York tech scene. He was a researcher and production assistant for Marketplace’s Economy 4.0 series with David Brancaccio until April 2012. His favorite interview for that show was speaking with Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto on creating jobs in Egypt. Alcorn previously directed multimedia content for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia Journalism School and produces documentary shorts for Danger Documentaries. In 2006, Alcorn was awarded the Writer’s Award, from the Yale Economic Review. He received his bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics and economics from Yale University.
Posted In: healthcare.gov, insurance companies
The White House's self-imposed deadline for healthcare.gov to be "working smoothly" for the "vast majority of users" is Saturday
Posted In: Family finance lessons, punk rock, bad religion
Bad Religion's singer and biology Ph.D. Greg Graffin talks about what he learned growing up with two professors of parents.
Posted In: advice, Family finance lessons
John Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group of investment companies, talks about how his personal financial views were shaped growing up during the Great Depression.
Posted In: health care, employee benefits, weight fitness money savings corporate
Employers can give employees bigger discounts on health care if they participate in wellness programs. But what if instead of gym memberships and health surveys, those programs handed out devices that tracked your every step?
Posted In: colorado, water, enviroment, Agriculture
The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.
Posted In: makeup, marketing, brazil, cosmetics
Estee Lauder began marketing makeup to minorities in the U.S. during the recession, launching its M.A.C. stores. Now that line is the biggest selling makeup in several countries.