Many Wall Street employees are expected to be handed pink slips in the New Year after banks announced plans to cut more than 60,000 in 2012.
Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market could be on strike as early as next week after the union representing 1,200 employees at the Bronx wholesale market rejected a contract offered by the cooperative that runs it earlier this week.
Governor Andrew Cuomo grabbed headlines during his State of the State address Wednesday when he proposed a massive convention center at the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. WNYC spoke with an expert on the economics of convention centers about the proposal.
President Barack Obama defied Republicans opposition on Wednesday and announced he would appoint Richard Cordray as the director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. WNYC spoke with New York Times op-ed columnist and WNYC contributor Joe Nocera about the placement, and Pamela Banks, senior policy counsel for Consumers Union, about what the CFPB does.
The largest-ever survey of American teachers was released yesterday by the Gates Foundation and the Scholastic publishing company. Forty thousand teachers answered questions on how to fix schools and what they need to do a better job. We find out what the biggest needs of teachers are, according to the survey.