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.


Features by Stan Alcorn

A manipulated image of an Office Depot storefront shows one version of the future if a $6.3 billion deal with Staples is approved.

Why Staples may be allowed to buy Office Depot

Aided by a changing competitive landscape, $6.3 billion deal could be approved.
Posted In: staples, office depot, shareholders
An Exxon station in Miami.

Big Oil cuts back, but not on dividends

ExxonMobil profits are down 21 percent, so company curtails jobs and investments.
Posted In: Oil, gas, dividends, stocks

Penalties on the way for the uninsured under Obamacare

As many as 6 million households will be fined, but it's unclear how many will pay.
Posted In: health care, ACA, Obamacare

How big banks turn prisons into profit centers

Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase have certain banking services on lockdown.
Posted In: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, prisons
The dollar has spiked rapidly and broadly because the U.S. economy is doing relatively well.

How a strong dollar can be a corporate weakness

Multinational corporations can be hurt when profits are "lost in translation."
Posted In: the dollar, trade, exports, stock prices
Box CEO Aaron Levie.

Was the Box IPO worth the wait?

The cloud-storage company goes public after a year-long delay
Posted In: Box, IPO, Wall Street
Participants in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting gather Wedneday in Davos, Switzerland.

The true biography of 'Davos Man'

Both epithet and symbol, "Davos Man" personifies global elite at economic forum.
Posted In: Davos, Davos man, World Economic Forum
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech last year.

How Obama plans to tax the biggest banks

Obama plans to raise millions by upping taxes on the rich and going after banks.
Posted In: Taxes, State of the Union, Banks
A house on the market in Hollywood, Florida.

Obama's latest move to boost housing market

President reduces FHA insurance rate, but how much of a difference can $900 make?
Posted In: housing market, Barack Obama

Record lows on bond market: A cause for concern

Low yield in global bond market may be a sign of "secular stagnation": High savings and low investment.


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