Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Financial 411: One Tower Or Two?

Friday, January 29, 2010

An arbitration panel’s decision makes it likely only one tall office tower will be built on the World Trade Center site. Guest: Greg David of CUNY Journalism School.

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Federal Stimulus for Transit Projects Falls Short in City

Friday, January 29, 2010

Transit projects in New York City are supposed to receive a big shot in the arm from the Federal stimulus program, but so far just a fraction of the money has been spent.

The downtown Fulton Street transit hub and the Second Avenue subway line are ...

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Financial 411: Underpaid and Under-Reported

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A study suggests there is an epidemic of wage violations among New York City’s low-wage workers. Guest, James DeFilippis, associate professor of Public Policy at Rutgers University and co-author of the study "Working Without Laws" from the National Employment Law Project.

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The Senate Candidate from Wall Street

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

That's how Port Authority board member Bruce Blakeman is positioning himself in his quest to run as a Republican for Kirsten Gillibrand's Senate seat.

Blakeman appeared at a 'rally' opposing President Barack Obama's criticism of the banking industry.

The scene: no protest signs, no ...

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Brooklyn Congressman Probes NY Fed and AIG

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Brooklyn Congressman Edolphus Towns will be in Washington this morning scrutinizing decisions made by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in the tumultuous fall of 2008. WNYC's Ilya Marritz says questions persist about how the New York Fed handled the demise of insurance giant ...

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Financial 411: Money, Politics, and Pension Funds

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

WNYC’s Arun Vengugopal on efforts to weaken the impact of the Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited money in politics.

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Natural Gas Rallies in Albany

Monday, January 25, 2010

A geological formation that was virtually unknown a few years ago is the cause of two opposing demonstrations in Albany this morning.

Environmental groups are rallying against a state plan to allow natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale, which extends across of much of upstate ...

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Financial 411: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Big Bonus Defender

Friday, January 22, 2010

As Obama turns bad-cop on banks, Mayor Bloomberg defends the Street. Guest: Greg David of CUNY’s business journalism program.

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NYC Unemployment Rate Rises to 10.6%

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The economic recovery has not yet turned things around for workers in New York City and the rest of the state. December unemployment numbers, out today, show joblessness is up.

The city unemployment rate jumped from ten percent to 10.6 percent. The state's rate climbed from ...

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Financial 411: False Teeth?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jonathan Macey, a securities lawyer at Yale, says the President’s proposals for reining in Wall Street really aren’t all that tough. Also: WNYC’s Lisa Chow on why unemployment is still climbing in New York City.

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Financial 411: Credit Where Credit Is Due

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WNYC’s Ilya Marritz on New York City’s First new credit union in ten years and The New York Times’ Dave Itzkoff explains why Sherlock Holmes is still protected by copyright in the United States.

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Paterson to Propose Aid Cuts

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Governor Paterson presents his 2010-2011 budget in Albany this morning. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports austerity remains the name of the game.

REPORTER: For the last three months of this fiscal year, the state faces a cash shortfall of $3 million.

And there's more agony in store for ...

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Financial 411: Before You Hit “Send”...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

One former aid worker says there are problems with donations via text message. Guest: Saundra Schimmelpfennig, director of the soon to be launched organization Charity Rater. She blogs at Good Intentions are Not Enough Good Intentions are Not Enough.

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With Mass. Senate Race Tight, NY Dems Weigh Health-Care Options

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tonight all eyes are on the special Senate election in Massachusetts, where a Republican win could derail plans to overhaul health care.

If Massachusetts Republican state Sen. Scott Brown wins, he would give the GOP 41 seats in the Senate, enough to block future votes on ...

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Students Want State to Keep Metrocards Free

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

When Governor Paterson unveils his spending plan for 2010-2011 today, he may have important news for roughly 600,000 New York City school kids. The MTA is threatening to do away with free Metrocards for students because of diminishing state aid. Callie Richards, a sophomore at ...

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Financial 411: A Suitable Penance?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Obama’s proposal to assess a fee on bank liabilities. Guest: Greg David of the CUNY Journalism program.

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Financial 411: Misclassified” Workers

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New York state zeroes in on businesses that classify employees as independent contractors. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz explains.

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Financial 411: No Dinner for Citibank or Bank of America

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

WNYC’s Ilya Marritz reports on the “Move Your Money” campaign, aimed at getting Americans to switch their deposits from big banks to community banks.

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NY Pols Pressure Paterson on Gas Drilling

Monday, January 04, 2010

Elected officials are ratcheting up the pressure on Gov. David Paterson to block natural gas drilling in the Catskills. Council Speaker Christine Quinn says the state's environmental review of the process is inadequate.

"Stop the process, start over, and only move forward with a process that ...

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Financial 411: Not Exactly A Starvation Diet

Monday, January 04, 2010

How Kenneth Feinberg bargained down executive pay at big banks, and why he didn’t get deeper concessions. Guest: Steven Brill, contributor to The New York Times Sunday Magazine

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