Uri Berliner As Senior Business Editor at NPR, Uri Berliner oversees coverage of business and the economy.
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Uri Berliner 2010
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Uri Berliner

Senior Business Editor

As Senior Business Editor at NPR, Uri Berliner edits and reports on economics, technology and finance. He provides analysis, context and clarity to breaking news and complex issues.

Berliner helped to build Planet Money, one of the most popular podcasts in the country.

Berliner's work at NPR has been recognized with a Peabody Award, a Loeb Award, Edward R. Murrow Award, a Society of Professional Journalists New America Award, and has been twice honored by the RTDNA. He was the recipient of a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University. A New Yorker, he was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University.

Berliner joined NPR after more than a decade as a print newspaper reporter in California where he covered scams, gangs, military issues, and the border. As a newspaper reporter, his feature writing and investigative reporting earned numerous awards. He started his journalism career at the East Hampton (N.Y) Star.

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Gert Berliner's Swedish ID card with which he eventually entered the U.S. in 1947. He lived in Berlin until he was 14 years old. Gert escaped the Nazi death camps because his parents got him on a children's transport to Sweden in 1939. Jacobia Dahm for NPR hide caption

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Gert Berliner packed this toy monkey in a suitcase when he fled for his life nearly 80 years ago. It's now part of the collection at the Jewish Museum Berlin. Jacobia Dahm for NPR hide caption

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A Toy Monkey That Escaped Nazi Germany And Reunited A Family

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Retaliatory Tariffs Loom Over 'America's Oldest Ice Cream Company'

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President Trump Continues His Attacks On The Federal Reserve

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New Jobs Report: Unemployment Rate Down To 3.9 Percent

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Trump Announces Trade Deal With European Commission That Will Lower U.S.-Europe Tension

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News Brief: Report Criticizes Comey, Republicans To Vote On Immigration, Tariffs On China

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Nearly three out of 10 online shoppers have taken the plunge to buy an item that costs $1,000 or more. Men are twice as likely as women to press click and buy a big-ticket item, according to a new NPR/Marist poll. erhui1979/Getty Images hide caption

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Online Big Spenders Tend To Be Men, NPR/Marist Poll Shows

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Crude Oil Prices Could Increase As U.S. Leaves Iran Nuclear Deal

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo during a welcoming ceremony at the Kremlin in October 2017. Last year, Saudi Arabia and Russia were the world's second- and third-largest oil producers, respectively. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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Walmart Announces It Will No Longer Sell Guns, Ammunition To Anyone Under 21

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Dick's Sporting Goods Decides To Stop Selling Assault-Style Firearms

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