Ilya Marritz

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The Shutdown: Who Would be Affected and How

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Little time remains for Congress and the President to avert a partial government shutdown. That means thousands of government workers could be furloughed, some government services would be curtailed, and major landmarks would be closed. Here’s an overview for the New York metro area.

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Senators Demand Investigation Into Train Outage

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Charles Schumer (D-New York) are calling on the Department of Energy to investigate the causes of an unexpected power failure that has caused frustration and havoc for tens of thousands of commuters in their two states.

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In Surprise Move, Indicted Assemblyman Fights Corruption Charges

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Brooklyn Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr., has decided not to seek a plea deal with prosecutors. If Boyland goes on trial, New York's public corruption problems are guaranteed to stay in the headlines.


Merchants Say Yelp Is An Aggressive Suitor

Monday, September 23, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schndeiderman has settled cases with nineteen companies that tried to game online ratings on sites like Yelp, Citysearch, and Google. Schneiderman says in some instances “Astroturf” reputation managers sold reviews that were as fake as the “grass” in Met Life stadium.

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Public Advocate Candidates Bring Anti-Bloomberg Message to Campaign Trail

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The election to decide the number two job in city government is a little more than a week away, and both candidates seem to be betting that an anti-Bloomberg message will resonate with voters.

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JPMorgan Admits Responsibility over ‘London Whale’

Thursday, September 19, 2013

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has admitted wrongdoing in the massive 2012 trading loss known as the "the London Whale."


The Beat Goes on for Band of Ex Lehman Employees

Monday, September 16, 2013

When Lehman Brothers, imploded five years ago, thousands of brokers, analysts, and office staff were scattered on the winds of the Great Recession. Today Lehman is no more, but an electric blues band formed in the bank’s better days is still jamming and playing gigs.

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Smartphone Thefts Could Set New Record in 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This week, Apple introduced two new iPhones to the world. But buyers of hot new phones may have trouble hanging on to them: As of late August, more than 11,000 smartphones had been reported stolen to the NYPD. That's 7 percent higher than in the same period in 2012.


Business Community: If Elected, Would de Blasio's Actions Match His Rhetoric?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bill de Blasio’s fight-for-the-little-guy platform includes higher taxes on New Yorkers earning over half a million dollars a year, ending tax breaks for corporations, and spending more on social programs. So: is big business scared?


Understanding the Smartphone Black Market

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.

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For Biographers, The Past Is An Open (Electronic) Book

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

For centuries, biographers have relied on letters to bring historical figures to life, whether Gandhi or Catherine the Great. But as people switch from writing on paper to documenting their lives electronically, biographers are encountering new benefits — and new challenges.

Walter Isaacson's authorized biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs ...


Fast Food Workers Bang the Drum for Higher Pay

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hundreds of workers protested Thursday outside fast food restaurants from three different chains in Manhattan. Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King are the targets of a nationwide day of action by groups demanding higher wages for workers and the right to form unions.


Amazon v. New York: Challenges State Over Taxes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The online retail giant Amazon is preparing to mount a new challenge to a New York State law that requires the company to collect sales taxes.

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Higher Rates Spur Demand for Home Loans

Monday, August 26, 2013

Earlier this year, prospective home-buyers had a shock: home mortgage interest rates rose one full percentage point in the space of just a few days. Since then, interest rates have remained higher — around 4.5 percent — and fear that rates will rise again seems to be juicing demand for mortgages.


For Stringer, A Dash For Dollars -- Not a Coast to the Finish

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scott Stringer isn't spending his August the way he'd imagined -- gliding to victory in the Comptroller's race. His staff doesn't get to take vacations. What seemed like a race he could win at a gentle jog has become a sprint as Stringer rushes to raise funds and pack in campaigning after a much more famous opponent - Eliot Spitzer - upended the race. 

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Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Steinway & Sons, the 160-year-old musical instrument maker, is set to change hands.

Last month, a private equity firm emerged as the company's likely buyer. But a mystery bidder — rumored to be hedge fund manager John Paulson — has swooped in at the last minute, and now looks likely ...


Celebrated Piano Maker Steinway To Be Sold To Hedge Fund

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paulson & Co., a hedge fund that made a fortune betting against the housing market, is now putting a bet on Steinway, the 160-year old piano maker.

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Food Delivery Hits The Web, But Restaurants Pay The Price

Monday, August 12, 2013

Two big restaurant delivery websites — Grubhub and Seamless — have announced a merger. Together, they'll allow diners in 500 cities the convenience of ordering from thousands of restaurants with just a few clicks on their computer. For restaurants, the costs of being on these websites can ...


Online Ordering Grows, Restaurants Grumble

Thursday, August 08, 2013

This week the New York Attorney General concluded an investigation into two online platforms for ordering food, clearing the way for Seamless to merge with GrubHub.

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