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Lehman Brothers in Talks With Potential Buyers

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lehman Brothers chief executive Richard Fuld is reportedly in complicated negotiations with potential buyers, and the company could be sold piecemeal by Sunday night.

REPORTER: No matter who buys the troubled firm, Wall Street Journal blogger Heidi Moore says the area around the firm's midtown headquarters ...

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Giants and Jets End Talks With Allianz

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The New York Giants and Jets have canceled negotiations on stadium naming rights with a German insurance company that once had ties to the Nazis. Allianz had been seeking a deal to put its name on the stadium being built by both teams in the ...

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Obesity a Growing Problem for City's Mentally Ill

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mental health experts are growing concerned about how much their patients weigh.

REPORTER: They're meeting with service providers in the city Saturday to discuss a new report, that says obesity is one of the main health problems for the mentally ill. The report's co-author, Dr. James ...

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Paterson Says LMDC Should Continue its Work

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Governor Paterson says he wants to hold onto the agency in charge of planning at Ground Zero.

REPORTER: Earlier this week, Mayor Bloomberg suggested eliminating the state's Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, to expedite development at the World Trade Center site. But the Governor says the LMDC ...

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Paterson Wants New Fee on Electric Bills

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gov. David Paterson wants to add a fee to New Yorkers' electric bills, so he can add $49 million to the state's Home Energy Assistance Program. Officials says the monthly fee amounts to the cost of a cup of coffee.

David Hansell, commissioner of the State ...

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Fiterman Hall Fate Remains in Limbo

Friday, September 12, 2008

More than seven years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the fate of a 15-story City University building that was heavily damaged is still in limbo. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Catherine McVeigh Hughes, with Community Board 1, is alarmed at the lack of progress in ...

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Paterson Gives Moynihan Station Idea Last Chance

Friday, September 12, 2008

Governor Paterson is giving the troubled Moynihan Station proposal in West Midtown one last shot. He is giving the city and stat agencies involved 45 days to come to an agreement on how to renovate renovation Penn Station and create a new train hall in ...

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Food for Thought for the Aging New Yorkers

Friday, September 12, 2008

The city is overhauling the way it provides services to the 1.3 million senior citizens who live here. The Bloomberg administration says it needs to streamline how it serves the graying population because this over-60 sector is growing fast. In nearly 20 years, one-fifth of ...

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Report: Brooklyn Job Forecast Sunnier Than Rest of City

Friday, September 12, 2008

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce says the borough may be best suited to weather the economic downturn through mid-2009. It's releasing a labor market review today that says a diverse population and work force are the key to the borough's survival. Chamber President Carl Hum ...

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Laura Bush Addresses Service Summit

Friday, September 12, 2008

Leaders from the business, nonprofit and political worlds convened today in New York City as part of the ServiceNation summit. First Lady Laura Bush recalled the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and said it was a time that inspired national service.

BUSH: From the ...

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What Lehman's Downfall Means for New York

Friday, September 12, 2008

It looks like New York City is about to lose another one of its big financial institutions. Investment bank Lehman Brothers is up for sale, and top executives are racing to find buyers. The company's stock price was down 14 percent by the market's close ...

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Paterson Gives Moynihan Another Shot

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is giving the proposed Moynihan Station in West Midtown one last shot. He wants the Port Authority, which he controls along with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, to take over the sputtering transit project.

PATERSON: Moynihan Station is going to need more tracks, ...

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Feast of San Gennaro Underway

Friday, September 12, 2008

The city's oldest religious street festival is underway in Manhattan's Little Italy. The Feast of San Gennaro has been going on every year since 1926, when it was first organized by Italian immigrants to New York.

Visitor Norman Kramer calls it a feast for the senses.

KRAMER: ...

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City to Station STD Specialists at Large Hospitals

Friday, September 12, 2008

New York's Health Department wants to put more specialists in sexually transmitted diseases in some of the city's largest hospitals. The goal is to reach out to the partners of newly diagnosed HIV patients. WNYC’s Fred Mogul reports.

REPORTER: Researchers in a recent study say specialists ...

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Candidates Discuss Service at Forum

Friday, September 12, 2008

Both Barack Obama and John McCain appeared on the same stage at Columbia University last night for a forum on national service on the 7th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

REPORTER: The premise of the forum, sponsored by the group ServiceNation, ...

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Obama, McCain Make First Joint Appearance

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tonight, Barack Obama and John McCain will make their first appearance on the same stage, since formally winning their party's nominations. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein has more.

The two campaigns say they're suspending campaigning for the day to focus on "service" and "putting country first." But today's ...

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Politicians Mark 7th Anniversary of Attacks

Thursday, September 11, 2008

BLOOMBERG: Today marks the seventh anniversary of the day our world was broken.

REPORTER: Those were the words Mayor Bloomberg used at the start of the annual reading of the names of those who died in the World Trade Center when terrorists struck in 2001.

Family members, ...

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City Marks Anniversary of Attacks with Silence, Song

Thursday, September 11, 2008

It began with a moment of silence, to mark the time the first plane hit the North Tower, and ended with a chorus singing "I Will Remember You."

REPORTER: The seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center was marked with solemn remembrance ...

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NYPD Releases New Data on Shootings by Officers

Thursday, September 11, 2008

City police officers are using their weapons less.

Incidents in which police fired last year were the fewest since the department began recording the statistic three decades ago.

According to an NYPD report, in 2007 there were 111 incidents in which firearms were discharged, including shots fired ...

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Giuliani Addresses Crowd at Ground Zero

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The names of the dead from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks reverberated through Lower Manhattan today. Family members, and students from the 92 countries that lost citizens in those attacks read the names.

REPORTER: They were interrupted by four moments of silence marking when the ...

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