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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President Barack Obama announced executive actions on U.S. immigration policy Thursday during a nationally televised address from the White House. Several key industries will be affected by his announcement.

The economic impact of Obama's immigration reform

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: Immigration, immigration reform, Jobs, industries
 Senator Jack Reed speaks to the press. The senator introduced legislation that would provide more oversight of the New York Fed.

Why the New York Fed is in the hot seat

Legislators call for more oversight after recordings appear to show N.Y. fed cozying up to institutions it is supposed to regulate.
Posted In: Fed, new york fed, jack reed, william dudley
People walk past restaurants illuminated at dusk as the Tsutenkaku tower, center, stands in the Shinsekai shopping district of Osaka, Japan. The country is trying to find ways to stimulate its economy.

A setback for Japan's 'Abenomics'

A hefty increase in Japan's sales tax is blamed for causing a recession.
Posted In: Japan, GDP, Taxes, economy stimulus

Why toymaker Hasbro could buy DreamWorks Animation

Answering the question of why a toy company would want to own a movie studio.
Posted In: dreamworks, Hasbro, toys

The cost of living up to the U.S.-China climate deal

The U.S. and China are drawing a line in the sand on greenhouse gas emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, pollution
Tourists pose in front of the iconic Wall Street Bull near the New York Stock Exchange on September 16, 2013 in New York City.

Wall Street bonuses as economic indicator

It’s that time of year again: Wall Street bonus season.
Posted In: Wall Street bonuses, stock exchange

Trademark law: Why Disney is fighting a Canadian DJ

A face-off is taking place between two famous mice: Mickey Mouse and Deadmau5.
Posted In: trademark, disney, Deadmau5
Not these super cookies.

Verizon, AT&T and the new supercookies

Supercookies are hard to detect and some can't be turned off.
Posted In: cookies, AT&T, Verizon, targeted adds
Sapient CEO and President Alan Herrick at the company's Boston headquarters.

French ad giant Publicis to buy digital firm Sapient

Will the ad giant's purchase of a US digital ad specialist be worth the money?
Posted In: Publicis Groupe, ad agency, Facebook, Google, sapient

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