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Mayor Bloomberg Makes Political Endorsement

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has made it clear he intends to stay out the endorsement game when it comes to the presidential election. But in some tough local races, the mayor is jumping into the fray.

He announced he's endorsing Dennis Shulman, the blind psychologist and rabbi from ...

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Dial Back 101 Years, Part II

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Financial historian Richard Sylla on what the response to the Panic of 1907 may tell us about the mess we’re in today.

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Editorial Pages Back Dem Ticket

Monday, October 27, 2008

With the race to the White House in its final full week, newspapers in the metro area are doling out their endorsements for the candidates.

This weekend, six more New Jersey newspapers endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president, saying in editorials that he was the candidate ...

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NJ Assembly Pushes Economic Agenda

Monday, October 27, 2008

Economic issues top the agenda in the New Jersey Assembly today.

With the stock market continuing to tumble and tens of thousands of New Jerseyans' jobs dependent on the financial sector, lawmakers are due to vote on more than two dozen economic stimulus bills.

They include home ...

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Wall Street Workers Leaving NYC For Fresh Start

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wall Street's loss may be other cities' gain.

Workers who are losing their New York jobs are moving to places they may not have considered before. Bankers and brokers say they're fleeing the city in favor of places such as Florida, the Midwest, and Asia.

KRAEGER: So ...

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English Channel Swim in NYC

Monday, October 27, 2008

The first woman to swim the English Channel was a 21-year-old New Yorker named Gertrude Ederle. Three years ago, one of her old training routes was revived -- a swim from Battery Park, at the tip of Manhattan, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. It's a ...

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Verse By Verse, Americans Write Down the Christian Bible

Monday, October 27, 2008

A coast-to-coast project to collect handwritten passages of the entire Christian Bible is stopping in New York City.

The "Bible Across America" project celebrates the 30th anniversary of the New International Version of the Bible.

It's spanning the country in an RV. And over the weekend it ...

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Local Immigrant Groups Get Out the Vote

Monday, October 27, 2008

Local immigrant rights groups say they're making an unprecedented effort to turn out record numbers of New York's immigrant voters on Election Day. Linda Sarsour of the Arab-American Association of New York says old and new immigrant communities are more likely to vote for Barack ...

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MTA Appoints Managers for Subway Lines

Monday, October 27, 2008

New York City Transit is putting one individual in charge of each of its numbered lines to increase accountability, and hopefully, customer satisfaction.

The transit agency named new line managers that will be in charge of the 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 lines. They are all experienced MTA ...

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NYC Minorities Receive Fewer Mortgages

Monday, October 27, 2008

The New York City housing market is more active than others around the country, but that's working out better for whites and Asians than it is for blacks and Latinos. That's according to an analysis of recent financial data gathered by the Furman Center for ...

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Dial Back 101 Years, Part I

Monday, October 27, 2008

Financial historian Richard Sylla explains how today’s financial crisis is a lot like the Panic of 1907 – and how the Panic influenced the 1908 presidential election.

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NYPD Disputes Sodomy Allegations

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Police sources are disputing allegations that a group of officers sodomized a man with a walkie-talkie antenna in a Brooklyn subway station. 24-year-old Michael Mineo is being treated for complications related to rectal injuries, and the Reverend Al Sharpton visited him in the hospital Saturday, ...

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Sharpton Calls for Investigation After Man Alleges Brutal Police Attack

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Reverend Al Sharpton has paid a hospital visit to a man who claims a group of police officers sodomized him with a walkie talkie antenna. Michael Mineo is being treated for complications related to rectal injuries. Sharpton says he's supporting the 24-year-old white man ...

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Economic Woes Hit City's Salons

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The turbulent economy is affecting how people spend their disposable income. WNYC's Kathleen Horan checked in with salon owners and technicians and has this report:

REPORTER: According to industry data, the number of salons in the U.S. has doubled in the past decade. It's easy to ...

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Harlem Gun Buyback brings in More than 500 Firearms

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Five Manhattan churches held a gun buyback Saturday, collecting hundreds of weapons in exchange for cash.

REPORTER: One man, who asked to be called Mr. Heston, says he was happy to get a $200 bank card for his weapon:

HESTON: It would just sit there and sit ...

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Sharpton Supports Man Who Says he was Sodomized with Police Walkie-Talkie

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Reverend Al Sharpton is condemning police brutality and calling for a thorough investigation into a man's claim that he was sodomized by police officers in a New York City subway station. Brooklyn resident Michael Mineo says he was grabbed, thrown to the ground and ...

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New York Apple Growers Thrive Amid Economic Chaos

Saturday, October 25, 2008

As big financial institutions have laid off workers, switched business models, or gone belly up, one New York industry has thrived, pulling in record profits. WNYC’s Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: Let’s put aside all these fancy terms, credit default swaps, collateralized debt obligations, de-leveraging, and talk ...

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City Officials Answer Congressional Questions on New Yankee Stadium

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Bloomberg Administration officials traveled to Washington Friday to testify before a Congressional committee. At issue was whether the Finance Department manipulated a property appraisal to enable the new Yankee Stadium to get built. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman reports.

REPORTER: The appraisal had to be high enough so ...

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Term Limits and Lawsuits

Friday, October 24, 2008

The City Council may have voted, but an extension on term limits is expected to face more than one lawsuit. Civil liberties lawyer Norm Siegel is part of a group of lawyers studying a possible challenge based on either the Voting Rights Act, the 1st ...

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Thruway Toll Hike Reconsidered

Friday, October 24, 2008

New York's State Comptroller says an audit of the state Thruway Authority has found that it’s difficult to determine whether a controversial toll hike is really justified. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: When the Thruway Authority announced a 10 percent toll hike, which took effect ...

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