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New Yorker Named One of Three Winners of Nobel Prize

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Dr. Martin Chalfie helped isolate GFP -- Green Fluorescent Protein, a substance that makes certain jellyfish glow. It can be used to explore human cells.

CHALFIE: If you’re interested in trying to understand the basis of infection, and you want to know when a mouse is ...

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The Fight Over Building on the WTC Site Continues

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Built by the Port Authority and located in an area where Silverstin wants to construct an office tower, the wall in question shores up the side of a subway tunnel.

Silverstein says he cannot start his foundation with the wall in the way.

Port Authority executive director ...

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Paterson Launches Campaign Web Site

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Governor Paterson says he's officially seeking election to a full term in 2010, and he's taken a step to do so. The governor launched a new web site yesterday, called patersonforny.com. It's not specifically labeled a campaign web site, but there is a link for ...

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Can Governments Do Anything to Reassure Markets?

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

After a wild day, Paulson’s remarks send the Dow down. Also: why local institutions’ assets are frozen.

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New Rating Method Shakes Up NY Radio Landscape

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York radio could be changed forever. That's the warning from politicians and industry execs now that the "Personal People Meters" have debuted in New York. The small electronic devices are carried by a select group of people and can sense what radio stations they're ...

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NY to Subsidize $1.2B for Semiconductor Plant

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Despite the stock market's slide and New York's projected $8 billion deficit, Governor Paterson is granting $1.2 billion in state aid for a new high-tech semiconductor factory. Paterson says New York eventually will reap benefits from helping AMD build the plant upstate.

PATERSON: This may be ...

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Peyton Exhibit Opens at New Museum

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

New York painter Elizabeth Peyton is best known for paintings that blur the lines between pop culture icons, and intimate portraits of friends. The first ever survey of her work opens today at the New Museum on the Bowery. She says her subjects, from Napoleon ...

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WTC Owner, Developer Spar Over Wall

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein are fighting over the World Trade Center site again. Silverstein says he cannot begin building two of his office towers because the Port Authority left a five-foot-wide retaining wall along one side of the bathtub. The wall shores ...

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Gotbaum report critical of 'morning-after pill' availability

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Only one in three public clinics follows a mandate to provide emergency contraception to women on demand. That's according to a report by Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum whose office surveyed the clinics anonymously.

The Health and Hospitals Corporation which runs most of those clinics says the ...

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City Urges Parents to Fill Pre-K Openings

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The city still has 6,000 of its 58,000 seats available in its pre-K programs, and wants parents to sign their kids up by the October 31 deadline. The seats are open to children who turn four by year's end. Schools Chancellor Joel Klein says pre-K ...

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Council Takes Up Mayor’s Bill to Extend Term Limits

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Today Mayor Bloomberg's bill to alter the city's current term limits law was introduced at the City Council. Since Bloomberg went public last week with his plan to ask the Council to give him a chance to run for a third term, the conventional wisdom ...

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Keep an Eye on Student Loan Markets, Schumer Warns

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal officials to keep a close eye on the student loans market. He says private banks are severely limiting or cutting off their access to student loans.

SCHUMER: If the doors of education are closed because of this financial crisis and ...

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Bailout Only the Beginning, Clinton Says

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Sen. Hillary Clinton says the $700 billion bailout plan is just the beginning of what needs to be done to prevent an even deeper economic crisis from unfolding in the U.S. She says Congress should adopt a program to rewrite mortgages and reset terms for ...

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Does Crude's Slide Mean Lower Home Heating Costs?

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The federal government gives its best guess of the future cost of oil today. Also: Bernanke frets over the economy, and legislators grill AIG execs.

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City Lawmakers get First Look at Term Limits Bill Today

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

City lawmakers get their first look today at the language in Mayor Bloomberg's bill to extend term limits. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports on what's next.

City Council members have yet to see the Bloomberg bill itself, but were told it seeks to extend the current two ...

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Quinn Reticent on Term Limit Position

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

As Mayor Bloomberg's bill to repeal term limits was introduced to the City Council, the body's speaker, Christine Quinn, has yet to take a position on the controversial measure. Speaker Quinn says she's continuing to deliberate with her Democratic colleagues on what position she should ...

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Advocates Fear Displaced Development Over Rezoning

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

New York City's Planning Commission has made a decision that could protect a 111-block zone of the East Village from development. It's voted to rezone the area, including a cap on the height of some buildings along Chrystie Street.

But opponents say the rezoning plan will ...

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Council Members Debate Term Limits

Monday, October 06, 2008

Several Council members heading into this afternoon's Democratic caucus said they were still undecided about how to vote on repealing term limits without going back to voters that have twice cast ballots to keep them in place.

Even City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has yet to ...

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Dem Caucus to Debate Term Limits

Monday, October 06, 2008

Democrats will meet behind closed doors today with Council Speaker Christine Quinn to decide what to do with Mayor Bloomberg's call to change the city's term limits law. WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

REPORTER: For two-thirds of the Council's 51 members the debate will be very much ...

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Wall Street Consumers Not Comforted By Bailout

Monday, October 06, 2008

Panicky investors sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average below 10,000 at one point in the trading day.

Trader Alan Valdes says that's a vote of "no confidence" in the stock market.

VALDES: It is a psychological number you want to see held. and if they don't hold ...

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