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Jury Selection Begins in Fort Dix Case

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in the case of five men accused of plotting an armed attack on Fort Dix. Once the trial starts, the key question will center on whether the men would have actually committed the attack on the Army installation ...

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Jose Rivera Faces Party Leadership Challenge

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Bronx Democrats meet Sunday night to decide whether Assemblyman Jose Rivera should keep his job as party chairman in the borough. He's facing a challenge from committee members who say he practices nepotism and favors Puerto Rican party members. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: Since the ...

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New Jersey Considers Budget Cuts Amid Economic Turmoil

Saturday, September 27, 2008

First it was Governor Paterson who called for mid-year budget cuts as a response to the crisis in Wall Street. Then it was Mayor Bloomberg. Now, New Jersey lawmakers are nervously eyeing their budget, as WNYC's Bob Hennelly reports.

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New York Democrats Optimistic on Bailout Deal

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New York area congressional Democrats are expressing optimism that agreement can be reached by tomorrow on a financial rescue plan for Wall Street.

REPORTER: Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks blames Republican infighting for the breakdown in negotiations delay earlier this week.

MEEKS: It seems that their imploding and ...

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Some Business Leaders Optimistic Despite Wall Street Woes

Saturday, September 27, 2008

While there's talk of turbulence and anxiety in the financial markets, some business leaders are taking the long view.

REPORTER: Barry Gosin is the CEO of Newmark Knight Frank, the global real estate leasing company. He says he's optimistic about what's coming next.

GOSIN: There's always opportunities, ...

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Good Bye Tappan Zee

Friday, September 26, 2008

The project will take $16 billion to complete, and could add space for express buses and commuter trains.

State Transportation Commissioner Astrid Glynn says it's a better deal because repairing the current bridge, wouldn't save much money, if any.

GLYNN: What we have said after looking at ...

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Stocks Up but Credit Still Down

Friday, September 26, 2008

After being down most of the trading session stocks turned higher into the close as investors nervously wait for some kind of resolution on the government's proposed financial bailout. The Dow closed up 121 points -- just over one percent. The NASDAQ was down just ...

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Bronx Dem Chairman Faces Rebels This Weekend

Friday, September 26, 2008

This weekend, Bronx Democrats will determine whether Assemblyman Jose Rivera can keep his post as chairman of the Bronx Democratic Party. In a rare insurgency, fellow Assembly members are trying to oust him. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

For most people, the minutiae of local politics escapes ...

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Community Concerned Over Taser Death

Friday, September 26, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg and police officials are trying to placate concerns that the NYPD is not equipped to deal with the mentally ill. It follows the death of a man who fell from a ledge outside his apartment building after an officer used a stun gun ...

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Some of the City's Financial Institutions Are Weathering Struggling Economy... So Far

Friday, September 26, 2008

New York City's small community banks and credit unions are concerned about the health of the US economy, but not all of them are feeling the turmoil on Wall Street.

Or the nervousness ignited by Washington Mutual's failure. Jack Lawson is CEO of the Brooklyn Cooperative ...

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Bike-Eye View of Critical Mass

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Bloomberg administration has been widely praised for its efforts in promoting bicycling. All across the city new bike lanes are being built and more riders are being drawn to biking. But one group of riders continues to be at odds with the city - ...

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Cargo Scanning Delayed

Friday, September 26, 2008

It's taking more time and more money to roll out a new radiation detection system for cargo that enters ports here in New York and elsewhere. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more on a report from Congress's Government Accountability Office.

REPORTER: The GAO says developers won't meet ...

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The Prelude Festival Puts the Spotlight on Contemporary Theater

Friday, September 26, 2008

The theater season is underway. In addition to offerings in big houses on Broadway, there are under-the-radar productions populating smaller spaces all over the city. One theater festival already underway gives a snap shot of all of that action: Prelude Festival. Claudia La Rocco is ...

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Dow Gains on News of Bailout Deal

Friday, September 26, 2008

Congress and the White House have reached an apparent agreement on a bailout plan for the nation's financial industry and it has big implications for New York City. Marking its first positive close this week, the Dow gained about 197 points to 11,022. The S&P ...

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Public Housing Elevators Consistently Fail Inspections

Friday, September 26, 2008

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer says his office began looking into safety issues after a 5-year-old boy fell to his death while trying to leave a stalled elevator at a Housing Authority development.

STRINGER: We looked at 87,000 records in total and what we found was ...

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Financial Sector Shuffles Its Workers

Friday, September 26, 2008

The federal bailout for Wall Street may also bail out financial analysts who've lost their jobs. If the $700 billion package goes through, Wall Street will need people to make sense of the troubled mortgage-related assets that are crippling the economy. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

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Transcript: President Bush's Address to the Nation on the Economy

Thursday, September 25, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH: Good evening. This is an extraordinary period for America's economy. Over the past few weeks, many Americans have felt anxiety about their finances and their future. I understand their worry and their frustration. We've seen triple-digit swings in the stock market. Major financial institutions have ...

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Photographer Catherine Opie at the Guggenheim

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Photographer Catherine Opie is known for high personal photographs of gay, lesbian and transgender Americans. But a mid-career retrospective of her work also includes a large number of landscape photographs. Opie explains for how all of the work is connected.

OPIE: Even though sometimes with certain ...

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Lawmakers Reach Agreement in Principle on Wall Street Bailout

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Some of the provisions they've agreed on include oversight by Congress, limits on executives' pay, and an installment plan for $700 billion.

New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney sits on the House Financial Services Committee. She says the money Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is requesting is a ...

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