Stan Alcorn is a reporter based in New York City. In addition to his work for Marketplace, he has reported for Fast Company, WNYC and NPR.

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Why Verizon wants to buy AOL

It isn't for the dial-up.
Posted In: Verizon, aol, streaming video
U.S. President Barack Obama walks past an oil rig to a stage to speak at an oil and gas production fields on federal lands near Maljamar, N.M.

Riding the oil price roller coaster in New Mexico

Businesses in Southeast New Mexico feel the impact of oil prices.
Posted In: Oil, New Mexico, gas, Housing
The Nasdaq composite index in New York City.

Nasdaq experiments with the Bitcoin blockchain

The traded commodity becomes the stock exchange itself.
Posted In: NASDAQ, bitcoin, shares

An "Empire" trend for TV ad buyers

"Empire" was the breakout hit of the season—with big audiences and fewer ads.
Posted In: Fox, upfronts, Empire

How Western Union and MoneyGram dominate remittances

It takes a lot of manpower to send money across borders.
Posted In: remittances, Western Union, MoneyGram
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has announced her bid for presidency in the 2016 election.

The downside to being a 'CEO candidate'

We look at the political peril that comes with a business record.
Posted In: ceo, Hewlett-Packard, presidential candidates

Why "landmen" don't benefit from low gas prices

The people who oil companies pay to get the rights to drill for oil lose out.
Posted In: crude oil, drilling, gas prices

Inside the weird world of podcast advertising

We listened to all of the top 100 podcasts. Here's what we found.
Posted In: podcast, podcasting, advertisements
Once a sure bet, the merger between Time-Warner and Comcast is now looking unlikely.

The stakes of the failing Comcast-Time Warner merger

It appears the Time-Warner Comcast merger may be on its deathbed.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner, merger, consumer

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