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: Oil, gas, dividends, stocks
ExxonMobil profits are down 21 percent, so company curtails jobs and investments.
Posted In: health care, ACA, Obamacare
As many as 6 million households will be fined, but it's unclear how many will pay.
Posted In: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, prisons
Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have certain banking services on lockdown.
Posted In: the dollar, trade, exports, stock prices
Multinational corporations can be hurt when profits are "lost in translation."
Posted In: Box, IPO, Wall Street
The cloud-storage company goes public after a year-long delay
Posted In: Davos, Davos man, World Economic Forum
Both epithet and symbol, "Davos Man" personifies global elite at economic forum.
Posted In: Taxes, State of the Union, Banks
Obama plans to raise millions by upping taxes on the rich and going after banks.
Posted In: housing market, Barack Obama
President reduces FHA insurance rate, but how much of a difference can $900 make?
Low yield in global bond market may be a sign of "secular stagnation": High savings and low investment.
Posted In: New Years, champagne, hangover, alcohol
With New Year's Eve in the rear-view mirror, we tackle a timely topic: Hangover cures