Stan Crock

Stan began his journalism career in 1973, working nights for The Associated Press in Chicago while finishing his masters in journalism from Northwestern. He then went to The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post to cover courts and government. Intrigued by the law, he attended Columbia Law School. In 1977, he clerked for U.S. District Judge Gus J. Solomon in Portland, Oregon.

In early 1978, he went to work for The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau and covered the Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, and Consumer Product Safety Commission. He wrote about insider trading, corporate raiders, and the AT&T breakup.

In 1983, he took a job as Regulatory News Editor of McGraw-Hill World News in Washington, working exclusively for Business Week, then later became News Editor of the Washington bureau, supervising 10 reporters who covered financial regulation, telecommunications, legal affairs, labor, social issues, urban affairs, transportation, science, technology, environment, energy, and agriculture.

In 1995, he was named Chief Diplomatic Correspondent and covered the State Department, Pentagon, National Security Council, and defense contractors. He also wrote a semi-monthly column, Affairs of State, for Business Week Online. Beyond national security issues, Stan covered the Whitewater and Ford Explorer-Bridgestone scandals. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Court TV, CNNfn, CSPAN, White House Chronicles, Fox News, and National Public Radio’s To the Point, On Point, and Here and Now. He lives in Bethesda, Md. and can be reached at

  1. Markets & Economy

    Are We Setting Ourselves Up For Another Financial Crisis?

    “More money has been lost because of four words than at the point of a gun. Those words are, ‘This time is different.’”
  2. Mutual Funds

    Money Market Funds: Enough Regulation Already?

    Since September, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been sitting on proposed rules for money market mutual ...
  3. Commodities

    Crowdfunding for equities? Fool's Gold

    Investopedia explains: The JOBS Act was intended to make it easier for small firms to raise capital and give small investors ...
  4. Bonds / Fixed Income

    Fed’s Yellen Risks Inflation Spiral With Unemployment Target

    The Fed may be treading on dangerous ground by lowering its unemployment target for determining when to end the central bank's ...