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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Hard drives

Is the NSA monitoring foreign hard drives?

Security experts say the scope of the hack suggests a state actor.
Posted In: malware, spying, nsa
The International Monetary Fund and conflict-torn Ukraine have reached a preliminary deal on a new financial rescue plan worth $17.5 billion dollars that could be a 'turning point' for Kiev, Christine Lagarde said on February 12 .

This might hurt a bit: The downside of Ukraine's IMF loan

A $17.5 billion IMF package for Ukraine comes with challenging conditions.
Posted In: IMF, ukraine, austerity

The connection between hacking and tax fraud

A flood of phony TurboTax filings is raising concerns of identity theft tax fraud.
Posted In: turbotax, Anthem, identity theft
In a previous meeting last fall, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with President Obama in Brisbane, Australia.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits President Obama

Conflicts facing European continent are likely to be at the top of their agenda.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, ukraine, Greece
Mary and Chris Madoyris pose while waiting for their vow renewal ceremony to start during an Elvis Festival in Australia.

How online minister ordination mills work (or don't)

More brides and grooms are choosing to get married outside religious institutions.
Posted In: wedding, weddings, marriage
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

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