Hurricane Sandy has forced many cultural institutions in the tri-state region to close their doors Monday.
Could Sandy be this year's October surprise for the presidential election? Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, describes the storm's impact on the campaigns of President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
When it comes to the economy, corporations see the glass as half-empty, while consumers see it as half-full.
The social media realm can at times seem like a frivolous place full of out-of-focus photos and posts about what your friends ate for breakfast. But for businesses, it can also be a cash cow thanks to the sheer number of people you can reach with something as simple as a tweet.
As Silicon Alley has boomed, so has the market for events that cater to tech sector employees and those that want to get their foot in the door at the city's start-ups.
The recently-released ADP September jobs report showed modest growth in the job market. While all of this will certainly be hailed as positive results from the Democrats, Republicans and other detractors will be quick to point out that job growth has been significantly less than what was expected.
The first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney focused on jobs and the economy but left some pundits asking for more specifics.
When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.
A year ago, the city outlined its strategy to make municipal government and New York City residents more high-tech. This week WNYC's New Tech City goes one-on-one with the woman tapped to make it all happen, NYC’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot.
Motorists may find their cars at a standstill as the UN General Assembly kicks off. Bottlenecks and detours are daily headaches for drivers and cabbies plying Manhattan's roadways. WNYC’s New Tech City looks at how technology is being used to help people travel around the city more efficiently.
Walmart is abandoning efforts to open a store in East New York, Brooklyn — a move that would have established the retailer's first store in New York City.
No one knows who the next Mark Zuckerberg will be, but 135 high schoolers at New York City's Academy for Software Engineering are stepping up to the plate with coding textbooks in hand.
As Republicans gathered for their national convention in Tampa this week, President Barack Obama stole some of their thunder by announcing that automakers will have to nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks by 2025.
Summer’s coming to an end and that means it’s back to the classroom for millions of students around the country.
Maggie Haberman and Charlie Herman preview the week's top stories in the Agenda. Topics include Paul Ryan's first week as the vice presidential nominee, the upcoming conventions and back to school economics.
Investors have been flocking to money market funds for decades, and today their total value stands at $2.5 trillion. Businesses, non-profits, government and individuals seem to think they're a sound investment, but how safe are they?
This week's Follow Friday includes a look back at the first week of the 2012 London Olympics, the responses to Romney's recent trip to Israel, the financial firm trading glitch, and the July job numbers.
There’s a lot of hand wringing going on over the stability of financial markets after a wild morning of trading this week.