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: Kraft, Heinz ketchup, buffets
What happens when you combine two companies to make the world's fifth largest food and beverage company?
Posted In: living wills, Banks, Dodd-Frank law, too big to fail
Three big banks have had their failure plans rejected by regulators.
Posted In: radioshack, hedge funds, bankruptcy
Hedge funds are squabbling over Radio Shack like vultures fighting over a coyote carcass. How did it come to this?
Posted In: net neutrality, fcc, Internet
Cable companies seek different avenues around new FCC ruling.
Posted In: the dow, AT&T, apple
It turns out the Dow isn't what it used to be.
Posted In: social media, online bullying, isis, Facebook
Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter to censor everything from trolls (which can really hurt engagement) to ISIS.
Posted In: DOH, Fed, stress tests
The DOH does snap inspections, whereas banks have plenty of time to prepare.
Posted In: hedge funds, start ups, Investing
Smaller hedge funds are hoping to beat out their larger counterparts.
Posted In: Wall Street, markets, Federal Reserve
The Dow and S&P 500 fell markedly on Tuesday, dropping into negative territory for the year. But what was the proximate cause?
Posted In: apple, Dow, AT&T
The move was apparently a no-brainer.