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: Walmart, shareholders, minimum wage, pay
Higher wages means rising costs. How will shareholders react to this new paradigm?
Posted In: malware, spying, nsa
Security experts say the scope of the hack suggests a state actor.
Posted In: IMF, ukraine, austerity
A $17.5 billion IMF package for Ukraine comes with challenging conditions.
Posted In: turbotax, Anthem, identity theft
A flood of phony TurboTax filings is raising concerns of identity theft tax fraud.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, ukraine, Greece
Conflicts facing European continent are likely to be at the top of their agenda.
Posted In: wedding, weddings, marriage
More brides and grooms are choosing to get married outside religious institutions.
Posted In: staples, office depot, shareholders
Aided by a changing competitive landscape, $6.3 billion deal could be approved.
Posted In: Oil, gas, dividends, stocks
ExxonMobil profits are down 21 percent, so company curtails jobs and investments.
Posted In: health care, ACA, Obamacare
As many as 6 million households will be fined, but it's unclear how many will pay.
Posted In: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, prisons
Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have certain banking services on lockdown.