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.

Securities and Exchange Commission / United States Government

The Securites and Exchange Commission fined Halliburton $30 million for bribing a foreign official for an oil servicing contract. It’s the first bribery case the SEC has pursued since the start of the Trump administration.

Francois Mori / AP

The Federal Reserve has fined the French bank BNP Paribas $246 million for not monitoring bankers who manipulate foreign exchange markets. It’s the latest in a string of fines issued for currency price fixing.

Ted S. Warren / AP

There is a warehouse shortage on Long Island. The reason is e-commerce.

Patrick Semansky / AP

Connecticut is one of seven states pushing to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks. And on Thursday the Supreme Court announced it would hear the case. 

Seth Wenig / AP

Jury selection has begun for the pharmaceutical businessman Martin Shkreli. He is defending charges that he stole money from one of his companies to cover the lies that he made to investors of another company he owns. Despite a possible 20 years in prison, Shkreli has not kept quiet.