Charles Lane

Senior reporter for Long Island

Charles is a radio reporter, story teller, Excel ninja, database grasshopper and loves to FOIL records. He's worked for NPR, Deutche Welle, Radio Netherlands, Soundprint, Penthouse, the Religion News Service and the Catholic World Report. He's won three SPJ Public Service Awards, a National Murrow and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He once did 8Gs in a stunt plane, caught a 10-foot wave (briefly) and dove 40 meters on a single breath. Charles is extraordinarily friendly so don't hesitate to contact.

Kathy Willens / AP

The New York State Comptroller has issued a report that says the Long Island Rail Road had more delays last year than any year since 1999.

J. Scott Applewhite / AP

The Senate has approved a bill that eases regulations on banks. This legislation had broad bipartisan support but doesn’t go nearly as far as Republicans in the House want.

Forty-five states and the Department of Justice are claiming that generic-drug prices are fixed and the alleged collusion may have cost U.S. business and consumers more than $1 billion.

In their complaint, prosecutors say that when pharmacies asked drugmakers for their lowest price, the manufacturers would rig the bidding process.

Jenny Kane / AP

The music streaming service Spotify has filed official documents to launch its initial public offering and begin trading shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Richard Drew / AP

The consumer food giant General Mills is buying gourmet pet food maker Blue Buffalo in a deal worth $8 billion.