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.

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Features by Stan Alcorn

Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it will merge with H.J. Heinz Co. to form the third largest food and beverage company in North America with revenue of about $28 billion.

The investors behind the Kraft-Heinz merger

What happens when you combine two companies to make the world's fifth largest food and beverage company?
Posted In: Kraft, Heinz ketchup, buffets
Regulators reject "living wills" drawn up by three banks.

Banks struggle to create "living wills"

Three big banks have had their failure plans rejected by regulators.
Posted In: living wills, Banks, Dodd-Frank law, too big to fail
People walk by a Radio Shack store in San Francisco, California.

Why RadioShack's bankruptcy ended in an auction

Hedge funds are squabbling over Radio Shack like vultures fighting over a coyote carcass. How did it come to this?
Posted In: radioshack, hedge funds, bankruptcy

Does net neutrality have a loophole?

Cable companies seek different avenues around new FCC ruling.
Posted In: net neutrality, fcc, Internet

Why AT&T doesn't care it left the Dow

It turns out the Dow isn't what it used to be.
Posted In: the dow, AT&T, apple

The cost of keeping social media sites in check

Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter to censor everything from trolls (which can really hurt engagement) to ISIS.
Posted In: social media, online bullying, isis, Facebook
The unhappy recipient of a badly cooked meal takes the offending dish to the kitchen to show the chef.

How bank stress tests are like restaurant inspections

The DOH does snap inspections, whereas banks have plenty of time to prepare.
Posted In: DOH, Fed, stress tests

Behind the scenes at a budget hedge-fund start-up

Smaller hedge funds are hoping to beat out their larger counterparts.
Posted In: hedge funds, start ups, Investing

Why the stock market just dropped

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: Wall Street, markets, Federal Reserve

Why Apple is replacing AT&T in the Dow

The move was apparently a no-brainer.
Posted In: apple, Dow, AT&T

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