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Amy Eddings

Amy Eddings appears in the following:

Paterson Asks DC to Bail Out New York

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Governor Paterson is in Washington, DC, today, asking Congress to help bail out New York.

Speaking before the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing on a second economic stimulus package, Paterson asked for federal block grants, similar to those given after the 9/11 terrorist ...

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Financial 411

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It was a roller coaster session on Wall Street today, as the fed tried another move to stimulate the economy, cutting a key interest rate by half a percentage point to one percent, its lowest level in 50 years. The Dow closed down 74 points ...

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Governor's Grim Mid-Year Assessment

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Governor David Paterson took to a podium at his Midtown Manhattan office and offered a grim prognosis for New York State's economic health. His midyear assessment finds that Wall Street revenues have fallen so low, the state's current budget is now in the red by ...

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New York State Governor Calls for More Cuts to Budget

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

In a briefing in his Manhattan office of the latest economic data, Paterson says falling revenues from Wall Street are tearing a one and a half billion dollar hole in the current budget, and a $12.5 billion one in the next budget.

PATERSON: We are also ...

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City Council Passes Mayor's Term Limits Bill

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bob, a very close vote. More than 10 Councilmembers waited until the last minute to declare their position. Upper West Side councilwoman Gail Brewer was one of them. She voted no, saying that, while she agreed with the mayor's bill, she doesn't like the way ...

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Term Limits Vote

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The city council will vote on term limits on Thursday.

Speaker Christine Quinn placed it on the calendar, even as the momentum in the council appears to be shifting against Mayor Bloomberg's bill to change term limits so he can run for a third term next ...

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Kims Video

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Kim’s Video Underground it's closing its doors on Saint Marks Place, and getting rid of its rental collection too.

Kim’s is one of the last independent movie rental places in the city, and a familiar haunt for film students and cinephiles alike.

The store is moving to ...

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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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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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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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Wooing Voters In Pennsylvania

Monday, October 06, 2008

With its 21 electoral votes, Pennsylvania is one of the most highly-contested battleground states.

And, with the McCain campaign’s decision to pull out of Michigan, the battle over Pennsylvania is likely to get even more fierce.

Today is the deadline for registering voters in Pennsylvania and yesterday ...

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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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More Youth Lured by Local Agriculture

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Ever notice all those young people helping you with your produce purchases at your local farmer's market? More young people, inspired by the city's growing locavore movement, see farming as a viable career choice. WNYC's Amy Eddings has more.

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Mayor Bloomberg Says He's Best Suited to Lead City Through Fiscal Crisis

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Michael Bloomberg would like the opportunity to run for re-election for a third, four year term, citing his past Wall Street experience and his business acumen.

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Council Speaker Quinn is OK With Changing Term Limit Law

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg is introducing a bill in the City Council to extend term limits for another four years. He announced his intentions during a packed news conference in the City Hall Blue Room today.

If passed, the measure would also extend the terms of city council ...

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Anticipating the Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 02, 2008

There is a lot riding on the first and only vice presidential debate, especially for Republican candidate Sarah Palin.

WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein is at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Financial History vs. Reality

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Wall Street zigzagged through a relatively calm session, closing with modest losses as financial markets uneasily awaited a Senate vote on the government's banking sector bailout.

Columbia University's Professor Sharyn O'Halloran is a political economist. She explains how today's situation is NOT like the Great Depression.

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Young People Going Back to the Farm

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Kaycee Wimbish discovered her love of farming when she moved to New York City.

WIMBISH: I got increasingly interested in food and where the food was coming from....loved the green markets, shopped at the farmer's markets all the time, joined a CSA for the first time.

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Explaining the Failure of the Bailout

Monday, September 29, 2008

On Wall Street, the Dow closed with its biggest drop ever today -- it plunged more than 735 point, after the failure of the financial bailout plan in the House. That's a nearly 7 percent drop for the Dow. Stunned traders on the floor of ...

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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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