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Monday, February 20, 2012
Gas prices are going up and it's turning into a campaign issue. Gas prices have already risen 25 cents since the start of the year, putting them at $3.25 a gallon, a record high for this time of year. Occupy organizers turn their attention towards the more than 2 million people in prisons with what they're calling National Occupy Day in Support of Prisoners. Arizona Republican Senator John McCain is in Egypt trying to resolve a diplomatic dispute over American NGO workers in Egypt charged with using illegal funding to incite revolution.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Citigroup’s mortgage unit has agreed to pay $158.3 million to settle charges that it defrauded a U.S. government home loan insurance program.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Every Monday, The Takeaway looks at the big news stories from the week ahead. Republican presidential candidates head to Colorado, Minnesota and Maine this week; Colorado and Minnesota's caucuses are tomorrow. In Washington, President Obama holds talks on the European debt crisis with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti while Congress takes up the STOCK Act.
Monday, January 30, 2012
This week, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich battle for votes in the Florida Primary. Republican candidates then move on to Nevada, where the state will caucus on Saturday. Both Florida and Nevada have a significant Latino population, and the candidates will likely use their campaigns to attract Latino voters across the United States. As the Republican candidates duke it out in Florida, the Senate will introduce the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act), to prevent lawmakers from trading stocks based on information from Congressional briefings.
Friday, January 20, 2012
UPDATE: Mr. Mayor! It turns out you can say New York beat Boston when it comes to companies raising venture capital funds.
Monday, January 16, 2012
This week Congress returns from recess and Republican presidential hopefuls step up campaigning in South Carolina. Google, Microsoft, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, along with other major companies, will announce earning reports. Myrtle Beach's visitors bureau welcomes the six GOP candidates for a debate with a 525-ton sand sculpture of their likenesses; meanwhile, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert mulls throwing his hat into the ring.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The “Goya” label can regularly be found on the shelves in supermarkets and bodegas. With more than 2,000 different products — from beans and olive oil to canned sardines and tropical fruit nectars — the company has grown in size lockstep with the increase in the nation’s Latino population.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Investment bank Morgan Stanley announced it will cut nearly 1,600 people after seeing business fall in its investment banking and trading divisions.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
New York City is facing a dual threat to its budget this fiscal year: the euro and school contracts.
Monday, December 05, 2011
After an eventful weekend, GOP presidential candidates are gearing up for the influential Iowa caucuses. Democrats on Capital Hill hope to pass a payroll tax cut in the face of Republican opposition. Abroad, the euro debt crisis continue to loom over the world economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are meeting ahead of the Brussels summit on Friday to discuss greater fiscal coordination between European countries, and Italy's new government looks to pass austerity measures to ease their debt.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Since President Obama introduced the American Jobs Act in September of this year, he has spoken publicly about it more than 50 times. The jobs report for November comes out this morning and the consensus call is that 125,000 new jobs were created this month. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC, speaks about the latest jobs numbers as well as specific economic and educational reforms that are trying — with mixed success — to remedy the situation.
Monday, November 21, 2011
The week starts out on an ominous note as the Congressional "super committee" charged with reducing the national debt announces that they will not reach a deal. What went wrong during their negotiations, and where do we go from here? How will markets react? Also, the Euro crisis rages on as another government falls in Spain with the election of a new Conservative party. Finally, another GOP debate, the start of the holiday shopping season, and Thanksgiving traditions from Takeaway guests.
Friday, November 04, 2011
WNYC business and economics editor, Charlie Herman, talks about the latest jobs numbers and the Federal Reserve's announcement of bleaker economic projections.
Friday, November 04, 2011
U.S. businesses kept hiring workers in October even as government payrolls continued to be cut.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz came to New York City on Tuesday to officially kick off a new feature in his company’s stores that has little to do with coffee and a lot to do with trying to fix the economy.
Monday, October 31, 2011
The markets responded positively to the news last week of a euro zone deal to try and turn around their two-year financial crisis. Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large of the International Herald Tribune, which is the international edition of The New York Times, tells us how he expects the markets to continue to go this week and to be on the lookout at Italy, which could be the next euro zone country to be in financial trouble. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC and The Takeaway, looks at the upcoming G20 Summit in France this week, and if they can come up with a framework to deal with Europe's economic troubles.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The NY Federal Reserve Bank played a key role in the 2008 bank bailout. Its chief says he understands why there is anger directed at the bailouts, but the country needs to focus on how to make the economy healthier going forward.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Employers added 103,000 jobs in September, keeping the unemployment rate at 9.1 percent. Employers have added an average of only 72,000 jobs in the last five months. The economy must create twice as many in order to keep up with population growth. The figures rebuff grim warnings from economists in recent weeks that the U.S. is headed for a double-dip recession. Many economist continue to be concerned over the growing European sovereign debt crisis, which President Obama said in a press conference on Thursday "could have a very real effect on our economy at a time when it's already fragile."