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

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.

Champagne wishes and hangover-cure dreams

With New Year's Eve in the rear-view mirror, we tackle a timely topic: Hangover cures
Posted In: New Years, champagne, hangover, alcohol
The scene outside an American Apparel store in New York City.

American Apparel closes a challenging year

As the company welcomes a new CEO, will changes boost American Apparel's bottom line?
Posted In: American Apparel, Retail, layoffs
A seasonal worker harvests tobacco plants.

How bankers muscled ratings agencies on tobacco bonds

Banks pushed firms to give better ratings to companies that are now close to default.
Posted In: tobacco, bonds

Teachers' needs drive a growing online marketplace

Teachers spend their own money on supplies, but now they're buying from each other
Posted In: Education, teaching, Etsy
Rep. Steve King, center, R-Iowa, and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speak with a reporter at the Capitol as the House of Representatives continues a temporary recess on Dec. 11 in Washington.

Why D.C. is up in arms about derivatives ... again

On the spending bill chopping block: A section of the Dodd-Frank Regulatory Reform bill. So what does it do exactly?
Posted In: Congress, budget, congressional budget, Derivatives


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