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: Education, teaching, Etsy
Teachers spend their own money on supplies, but now they're buying from each other
Posted In: Congress, budget, congressional budget, Derivatives
On the spending bill chopping block: A section of the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform bill. So what does it do exactly?
Posted In: data breach, cybersecurity, Sony
Companies that may profit most are those that can quickly detect and contain breaches.
Posted In: the dollar, global economy, borrowing, emerging economy
The dollar is up. Great news, right? Maybe not if you’re an emerging economy.
Posted In: investor, market, Economy
It's been a banner year for corporate bond issuance and American stocks. Meanwhile, commodity prices are falling precipitously. What unites them all? Investors.
Posted In: pollution, cities, Environment
Agency is forbidden from taking costs into account when writing rules like one proposed this week that would lower amount of smog-causing ozone allowed in the air.
Posted In: Immigration, immigration reform, Jobs, industries
Obama's executive action on immigration will affect more immigrants than any previous immigration action by a sitting president. The centerpiece will provide protection from deportation and a path to a work permit for about 4 million unauthorized immigrants.
Posted In: Fed, new york fed, jack reed, william dudley
Legislators call for more oversight after recordings appear to show N.Y. fed cozying up to institutions it is supposed to regulate.
Posted In: Japan, GDP, Taxes, economy stimulus
A hefty increase in Japan's sales tax is blamed for causing a recession.
Answering the question of why a toy company would want to own a movie studio.