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: app store, phone games
Charles Forman was down to $1,700. Then, overnight, he became very, very rich.
Posted In: Target, Target credit cards
Target lost tens of millions of dollars after a security breach.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, Personal Finance
Eleanor Friedberger of The Fiery Furnances and solo-music fame shares what money lessons she learned from her family and living as a musician.
Posted In: healthcare.gov, insurance companies
The White House's self-imposed deadline for healthcare.gov to be "working smoothly" for the "vast majority of users" is Saturday
Posted In: Family finance lessons, punk rock, bad religion
Bad Religion's singer and biology Ph.D. Greg Graffin talks about what he learned growing up with two professors of parents.
Posted In: Family finance lessons, advice, Immigration
"Joy Luck Club" author Amy Tan tells us what money lessons she learned from her family, growing up in China.
Posted In: advice, Family finance lessons
John Bogle, the founder of the Vanguard Group of investment companies, talks about how his personal financial views were shaped growing up during the Great Depression.
Posted In: family advice, viral, YouTube
Adam Bahner, better known as Tay Zonday, talks about what he learned from his parents that helps him manage his finances as a professional viral video superstar and campy Internet sensation.
Posted In: health care, employee benefits, weight fitness money savings corporate
Employers can give employees bigger discounts on health care if they participate in wellness programs. But what if instead of gym memberships and health surveys, those programs handed out devices that tracked your every step?