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

Antitrust charges the European Union has brought against Google could cost the search engine company billions of dollars.

Why it's hard to tell good monopolies from bad

The European Union has brought an antitrust case against Google.
Posted In: Google, anti-trust, Monopoly
The headquarters of JPMorgan Chase in Park Avenue, New York.

What GE tells us about big bank earnings

How are companies with finance as their core business faring?
Posted In: earnings report, JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo
Krafts Foods Group and Mondelez Global allegedly manipulated wheat futures as part of a plot to drive down the physical price for wheat, which they used to make products like Oreos.

What it means to say Kraft manipulated the wheat market

There's a fine line between "hedging" and "faking."
Posted In: Kraft, wheat, Food

How art curators help boutique hotels stand out

Filling hotels fine art at a fraction of the cost is big business.
Posted In: hotels, art
Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and Jay Z stand onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL on March 30, 2015 in New York City.

Jay Z's TIDAL is 'artist-owned.' Does it matter?

Jay Z has started a streaming music service called Tidal. Can its business model succeed?
Posted In: Jay Z, music streaming, spotify
Art is displayed along a wall in a Standard Queen room at the Hilton in Westchester, New York.

Where do hotels buy their art?

Most buy images that fit within design requirements. But the options are endless.
Posted In: art, hotels, design
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

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