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Annmarie Fertoli

Associate Producer, WNYC News

Annmarie Fertoli appears in the following:

Emanuel Resigns, Rouse Takes Over

Friday, October 01, 2010

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has officially resigned from his post, and President Barack Obama has appointed White House senior advisor Pete Rouse to take over as interim chief of staff.

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Senate Approves Bill to Regulate Volume on TV Commercials

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that would require companies to regulate the volume on their television commercials.

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Protests Erupt in Europe

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Anti-austerity demonstrations are taking place throughout Europe, in protest of new government measures designed to prevent another financial crisis.

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Placido Domingo to Leave National Opera Next Year

Monday, September 27, 2010

Placido Domingo has announced he will leave his post as general director of the Washington National Opera when his contract ends next year. The Washington Post reports that Domingo made his announcement during a conference call with the opera's board.

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Obama Signs $30 Billion Bill to Aid Small Businesses

Monday, September 27, 2010

President Barack Obama has signed a $30 billion jobs bill, one he has long advocated for as a way to promote small business growth.

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Colbert Takes on Congress

Friday, September 24, 2010

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert joined democratic debate in a new way today, by testifying before a House subcommittee discussing immigration and farm labor.

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Obama Talks Peace, Unity at U.N.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

President Barack Obama delivered remarks before the United Nations General Assembly this week, discussing Middle East peace talks during speech on Wednesday night, and delivering a longer address to the assembly on Thursday morning.

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City Rejects Judge's Alternative Hiring Proposals for FDNY

Friday, September 17, 2010

New York City won't be hiring new firefighters anytime soon, even though city officials say they are needed to keep the city safe. On Friday, the city rejected all five of the hiring plan options laid out by a federal judge. Judge Nicholas Garaufis proposed the alternatives this week to allow the city to hire more than 300 firefighters who took an exam he had ruled was discriminatory.

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Severe Storm Causes Damage in Brooklyn, Queens

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A fast-moving thunderstorm swept across the New York area late this afternoon, pounding the region with heavy rain and gusting winds that caused considerable damage.

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Peace Talks Continue in the Middle East

Thursday, September 16, 2010

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. special envoy George Mitchell are wrapping up a visit to the Middle East for a second round of peace talks this week.

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City Allowed to Hire More Than 300 Firefighters

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New York City will be able to hire more than 300 firefighters who took an entrance exam deemed discriminatory by a federal judge last month. Judge Nicholas Garaufis says his new ruling is designed to balance the city's public safety needs with concerns over fair hiring practices by the Fire Department. Garaufis has given the city until Friday to accept one of his hiring plans.

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President Obama Holds News Conference at the White House

Friday, September 10, 2010

President Barack Obama held a news conference at the White House on Friday, fielding questions from the press on topics ranging from the economy to national security to peace talks in the Middle East.

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New Jersey Under Drought Watch

Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Jersey's Department of Environmental Conservation has put the entire state under a drought watch. Spokesman Larry Ragonese says it's not an emergency. But the department is requesting that residents and businesses voluntarily cut their water use.

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DeCamp Bus and Union Resume Negotiations as Strike Contines

Thursday, September 09, 2010

A private New Jersey bus company and union members are back to contract negotiations this week, as their strike enters its seventh day.

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DeCamp Bus Line Workers Continue Strike

Friday, September 03, 2010

About 100 drivers, mechanics and garage personnel who work at a private New Jersey bus company plan to continue their strike. The workers walked out of DeCamp Bus Lines on Thursday over a contract dispute.

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Middle East Leaders Meet at the White House, Agree to Continue Talks

Friday, September 03, 2010

President Barack Obama reinforced U.S. support for achieving peace in the Middle East, as Israeli and Palestinian leaders met directly at the White House for the first time in nearly two years this week.

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Oil Platform Explodes in the Gulf of Mexico

Thursday, September 02, 2010

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 13 people following an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday morning. The oil platform is about 100 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

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Weather Delays Progress in the Gulf

Monday, August 30, 2010

With waves six to eight feet high, Retired Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen says efforts are on "weather hold," as crews prepare final operations on the damaged well in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Obama Urges Action on Jobs Bill

Monday, August 30, 2010

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to act on a bill he says will benefit small businesses by creating additional tax cuts and making credit more readily available. That, he said, would make it easier for small businesses to invest, expand, and increase hiring.

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Bernanke Gives Economic Update

Friday, August 27, 2010

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the nation's economic recovery has come a long way since the 2008 financial collapse. But, speaking in Jackson Hole, Wyo. on Friday, he also acknowledged that there's "still some way to travel."

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