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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

Why toymaker Hasbro could buy DreamWorks Animation

Answering the question of why a toy company would want to own a movie studio.

The cost of living up to the U.S.-China climate deal

The U.S. and China are drawing a line in the sand on greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, pollution
Tourists pose in front of the iconic Wall Street Bull near the New York Stock Exchange on September 16, 2013 in New York City.

Wall Street bonuses as economic indicator

It’s that time of year again: Wall Street bonus season.
Posted In: Wall Street bonuses, stock exchange

Trademark law: Why Disney is fighting a Canadian DJ

A face-off is taking place between two famous mice: Mickey Mouse and Deadmau5.
Posted In: trademark, disney, Deadmau5
Not these super cookies.

Verizon, AT&T and the new supercookies

Supercookies are hard to detect and some can't be turned off.
Posted In: cookies, AT&T, Verizon, targeted adds
Sapient CEO and President Alan Herrick at the company's Boston headquarters.

French ad giant Publicis to buy digital firm Sapient

Will the ad giant's purchase of a US digital ad specialist be worth the money?
Posted In: Publicis Groupe, ad agency, Facebook, Google, sapient
Tim Cook at an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif.

Tim Cook and the diversity problem in the C-suite

"I'm proud to be gay" - Apple CEO Tim Cook writes. But where's the diversity in the C-suite?
Posted In: C-suite, diversity, workforce, workplace diversity, social progress
Remember when 1 billion people watched Gangnam Style?

How big is a billion users?

Mark Zuckerberg says it's the benchmark for turning Facebook's products into meaningful businesses.
Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, 1 billion, billion, WhatsApp, instagram
US Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks during US-Africa Business Forum on the sideline of the US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC.

Jack Lew goes to Africa

Why did the Treasury Secretary cross the Atlantic? To do business.
Posted In: Africa, jack lew, power africa

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