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Market Volatility Forces MTA to Revise Bond Issue

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The turmoil in the bond market has forced the MTA to rethink a half-billion dollar bond issue.

The transit agency delayed selling the bonds for two days because of weak demand. This morning, it got into the market, but reduced the amount it wanted to borrow ...

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Bricks and Mortar

Thursday, October 16, 2008

We hear how a Brooklyn contractor sees the financial crisis.

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Public Hearing on Term Limits Today

Thursday, October 16, 2008

For weeks now the debate over Mayor Bloomberg's Council bill to overturn term limits has been dominated by politicians and wealthy power brokers. Today it's the public's turn. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

The term limits bill, and the alternatives under review, fall under the jurisdiction ...

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Tax Increases? Commercials on Garbage Trucks?

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First Mayor Bloomberg, and now the city council Speaker Christine Quinn is raising the possibility of a tax increase because of the city's multi-billion dollar budget gap and its slowing economy.

Speaking at a breakfast for the Citizens Budget Commission, Quinn says keeping the city afloat ...

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New York City High Schoolers Vs. The US Military

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The military will now get student contact information directly from the Department of Education, instead of going through each high school individually.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says even colleges and employers don't get that kind of access.

STRINGER: This is a list exclusive for the military. ...

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Advocacy Group Wants an Immigration Debate

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Immigration policy hasn't come up in any of the presidential debates so far. Some are hoping that will change tonight when Barack Obama and John McCain square off for the last time at Hofstra University.

Patrick Young from the Long Island Immigrant Alliance wants the candidates ...

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Higher NYC Job Loss Forecast

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New York City could lose as many as 165,000 jobs over the next two years as the financial meltdown ripples beyond Wall Street. That's according to a new economic forecast from City Comptroller Bill Thompson.

The job loss projection is nearly double the 85,000 forecast in ...

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Calder's Circus Comes to Town

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The circus is coming to the Whitney Museum. Starting tomorrow, "Calder’s Circus" will be on display as part of the new exhibition: "Alexander Calder: The Paris Years." Wire portraits, caricatures, kinetic toys, early mobiles and a film of Calder performing his famous miniature circus will ...

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CFB Scrambles Over Term Limit Question

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Extending term limits excites the mayor and some council members, but it's terrifying to the city's Campaign Finance Board. The group, which gives money to candidates and regulates how much they can spend, doesn't know what to do if the law is changed. For instance, ...

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City Lends Small Businesses a Hand

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

As the federal government pumps billions in capital into New York's largest banks, the city is taking steps to make sure the little guy has access to financing, too.

Mayor Bloomberg and the city's Department of Small Business Services have announced new partnerships between the five ...

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Andrea Bernstein at the Hofstra Debate

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain meet for their third and final debate at Hofstra University, in Nassau County. They come to the contest with the latest polls showing Obama pulling ahead of McCain, even in some key swing states. Fresh from one of ...

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Bottoms Up: Brooklyn Brews Hop Obama Ale

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Are you ready for tonight's debate? Many are getting ready.

FEY: Oh and for those Joe Packs out there playing a drinking game at home, maverick!

That of course was Tina Fey doing her infamous impression of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

People really are playing drinking games ...

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Presidential Debate Night Schedule

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

8PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Election Reset with Brian Lehrer

9PM on AM 820 and 93.9 FM Presidential Debate moderated by Bob Schieffer

11PM on AM 820 NPR Debate Special

11PM on 93.9 FM New Sounds

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Commercial New York City

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

You've heard of the 42nd Street subway shuttle, being covered in ads? Well, how about garbage trucks and street sweepers?

It's something Council Speaker Christine Quinn is proposing, as a way of raising more money for the city to bridge upcoming budget gaps.

Quinn told members of ...

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Term Limit Debate Heats Up Ahead of Public Hearing

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Whether or not to extend term limits will come down to a few votes in the City Council. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more on efforts to sway the undecided council members.

REPORTER: Opponents of the mayor's term limit repeal say they now have 19 members rejecting ...

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Woyzeck Comes to BAM

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A new production of the German classic Woyzeck opens tonight at BAM. Woyzeck is a tragedy about a soldier who's driven to commit murder. The play was discovered in pieces in 1837, after its author, George Buckner, died at the age of 23 before finishing ...

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NYC Helps Small Businesses Hit by Crisis

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

For several weeks now the story of the global credit crisis has been dominated by the names of the world's biggest banks and insurance giants. Many of those companies are based in New York, but half of the city's workforce is actually employed by small ...

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New York Banks Get Boost from Federal Dollars

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Kathryn Wylde is president of the Partnership of New York City, a business organization.

She says the plan to buy equity stakes in large banks will have an immediate effect on the economy and keep more people employed.

WYLDE: Hopefully we can limit the losses to the ...

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New Names Added to Police Memorial Wall

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Included in this most recent group are eight who died from 9-11 related illnesses.

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says this is significant milestone because it acknowledges the sacrifice of those who worked in the rescue and recovery efforts after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Kelly: ...

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Construction Boom Now Bust

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The group says that, by 2010, the city will lose a quarter of its construction jobs, because of the sagging economy and that's the best case scenario.

ANDERSON: The other scenario is there is a hard landing. Budgets are slashed and capital programs are stretched out. ...

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