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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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.

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The Federal Reserve says all of the country’s big banks passed this year’s stress test, in which regulators create a scenario where unemployment surges and banks lose hundreds of billions of dollars in loans. They then ask what that would do to a bank’s balance sheet.

Cliff Owen / AP

U.S. House Republicans fulfilled a campaign promise on Thursday by passing the Financial Choice Act along party lines. The bill attempts to undo much of Dodd-Frank, the financial regulation law created after the great recession.

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Bank profits continue to rise. A report out by the FDIC says bank earnings for the first quarter of this year rose 13 percent. That's on top of what was already a record setting year in 2016. Higher interest rates account for most of the gains.

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