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
Posted In: data breach, cybersecurity, Sony
Companies that may profit most are those that can quickly detect and contain breaches.
Posted In: the dollar, global economy, borrowing, emerging economy
The dollar is up. Great news, right? Maybe not if you’re an emerging economy.
Posted In: investor, market, Economy
It's been a banner year for corporate bond issuance and American stocks. Meanwhile, commodity prices are falling precipitously. What unites them all? Investors.
Posted In: exercise, deduction, Health, health tracking
In Massachusetts, working out can benefit your body and your bank account.
Posted In: pollution, cities, Environment
Agency is forbidden from taking costs into account when writing rules like one proposed this week that would lower amount of smog-causing ozone allowed in the air.
Posted In: Immigration, immigration reform, Jobs, industries
Obama's executive action on immigration will affect more immigrants than any previous immigration action by a sitting president. The centerpiece will provide protection from deportation and a path to a work permit for about 4 million unauthorized immigrants.
Posted In: Fed, new york fed, jack reed, william dudley
Legislators call for more oversight after recordings appear to show N.Y. fed cozying up to institutions it is supposed to regulate.
Posted In: Japan, GDP, Taxes, economy stimulus
A hefty increase in Japan's sales tax is blamed for causing a recession.
Posted In: dreamworks, Hasbro, toys
Answering the question of why a toy company would want to own a movie studio.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, pollution
The U.S. and China are drawing a line in the sand on greenhouse gas emissions.