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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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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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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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Term Limit Opposition Mounts

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg's bid to lift term limits and run for a third term is far from a done deal. As WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports there appears to be growing opposition to the Mayor's bill.

REPORTER: On the steps of City Hall yesterday, Dan Cantor with the ...

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Term Limits Critics Slam Inside Dealings

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg has a reluctant supporter in fellow billionaire Ronald Lauder, the original proponent of the city's term limits law. Lauder says he'll accept a term limit extension for Mayor Bloomberg on this one occasion because of the critical financial issues the city is facing.

But ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Penn. Voter Drive on Over Drive

Monday, October 06, 2008

Today is the last day for voter registration in Pennsylvania. Over the weekend, hundreds of New Yorkers headed out to the battleground state. WNYC's Arun Venugopal tagged along to North Philadelphia with some Obama volunteers.

REPORTER: The bus empties out in the 11th Ward of Philadelphia, ...

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Only 1 in 3 Public Clinics Provide Emergency Contraception

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Health and Hospitals Corporation, which runs most of the clinics, says the medication known as "the morning after pill" is widely available. They claim the problem is mis-information provided by phone operators.

Public Advocate Betsey Gotbaum's staff compiled the report after calling them anonymously.

HHC pledges ...

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VP Debate Companion Archive

Monday, October 06, 2008

The Takeaway: Hey, folks! We'll be starting things shortly! 7:48

Andrea Bernstein: Andrea here, from the spin room. Big news today for the GOP, McCain is "pulling out" of Michigan. Which is to say he's not spending big money there anymore. His campaign hastily convened a conference call to say, contrary ...

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World Wide Financial Markets & Wall Street

Monday, October 06, 2008

Despair about a weakening global economy swept over Wall Street.

Here with some analysis of the day’s financial news is BusinessWeek's Financial Editor Adrienne Carter.

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