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.

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Is the stock market overvalued at current levels? A lot of analysts think so. On the other hand, there are analysts who think the market has room to move higher. For both sides, a lot depends on what's going on in Washington, D.C.

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Investigators in New York have found hundreds of used cars sold to consumers with unrepaired safety recalls. Only a tiny fraction of the people who bought those cars were ever told of the problems.

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Congressional Republicans have released a draft of their plan to replace Dodd-Frank, which was passed in order to fix abuses in the financial system.

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Republicans in Congress are moving closer to unveiling their plan to overturn Dodd-Frank, the post-recession law meant to reform the financial system. Central to their overhaul is to strip independence from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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In an interview this week with the Wall Street Journal, President Donald Trump said the Obama-era Fed chairwoman, Janet Yellen, might remain. He also said he would appoint a community banker to the board. That Yellen could remain signals continuity in economic policy, but a community banker on the board would likely reduce regulations for banks and bring closer ties between the Fed and politicians.

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