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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

The Cookie Crumbles

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

A private equity firm plans to close the Stella d’Oro factory in the Bronx. Guest: Patrick McGeehan, reporter for the New York Times.

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Mayor Says Vendor Permit Laws Need Changes

Monday, July 06, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg concedes that the city health department needs to do a better job overseeing food vending permits after six people were arrested last week for selling their permits on the black market. Investigators believe at least 500 food vendor permits are probably held illegally. ...

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Banks Oppose Federal Lending Supervision

Monday, July 06, 2009

Regional banks are mobilizing to oppose it a bill President Obama introduced that would create a new federal agency to oversee almost all consumer lending, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: No bank - big or small - likes the idea of a federal regulator saying ...

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60 Days’ Notice

Monday, July 06, 2009

Companies are supposed to give employees two months warning in advance of layoffs, but they don’t always do it. Guest: Ianthe Jeanne Dugan, reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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Investigation Uncovers Black Market For Street Food Vendor Permits

Friday, July 03, 2009

An investigation by the city has uncovered an alleged black market for street food vendor permits, and resulted in six arrests. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports the probe could also cause changes in the way the limited number of permits are allocated.

REPORTER: If you're one of ...

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Stumping About Fracking

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Avella: fed up with fracking

Avella: fed up with fracking

Mayoral hopeful Councilman Tony Avella is making New York City's water supply one of his campaign issues. He's introducing a resolution in the Council calling for a statewide ban on the ...

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Unemployment: the Regional View

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Grim news today: the US jobless rate tops 9.5 %.

In our own region, the drop in employment has generally been a little milder than in the nation as a whole. This map from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' NYC office shows only the Jersey Shore can match the ...

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Lobstermen in Hot Water

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Why the price of crustaceans has plummeted. Guest: Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of Lobsters.

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Fix FAFSA?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

An inside view of federally-sponsored student aid. Guest: Russell Osgood, President of Grinnell College.

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A Green Light for State Attorneys General

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Supreme Court ends the OCC’s exclusive oversight of national banks. Guest: Sarah Ludwig, co-director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project

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NYC to Charge Taxes on Internet Hotel Bookings

Monday, June 29, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg will sign a bill into law today that should bring in a lot of additional tax revenue for the city. The measure affects the booking of hotel rooms over the internet. The bill requires travel sites to always pay taxes on the full ...

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About That Picasso in the Basement

Monday, June 29, 2009

Museums consider selling parts of their permanent collections, some in Albany want to put an end to it. Guest: Robin Pogrebin of The New York Times.

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Buildings Department Find Inspection Procedures Spotty

Friday, June 26, 2009

An internal report by the city's Buildings Department found inspectors are poorly trained, and their inspection procedures vary from person to person. On his weekly radio show this morning on WOR, the mayor responded to the findings.

BLOOMBERG: We have to take a look and see ...

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The $200,000 Question

Thursday, June 25, 2009

atlanticstatioThe MTA clinches its first ever station-naming deal. Barclays Bank will get its name on the Atlantic Avenue station in Brooklyn for $4 million over 20 years. And Forest City Ratner - which collected $400 million from Barclays in ...

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What’s In A Name?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The MTA collects $4 million on its first station-naming rights deal. Guest: WNYC’s Ilya Marritz

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On This Day...in 1930

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You could waste a lot of time tracing history's tragedies and ironies with News from 1930, a brilliant website that offers news items from the last time the economy was in tailspin. Here's just a little of what was happening 79 years ago on June 24:

Senator Glass is ...

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Private Parts

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Private equity and the New York State retirement fund scandal. Guest: Peter G. Peterson, co-founder, the Blackstone Group.

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Rent Going Up for Stabilized Apartments

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rents may be falling for unregulated apartments, but they're going up on a million rent-regulated apartments in New York City. The Rent Guidelines Board approved a three-percent increase on one-year leases, and a six-percent increase on two-year leases.

Landlord Arnold Fine who attended last night's board ...

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It’s the Economy Stupid

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How economic concerns are driving the protests in Iran. Guest: Laura Secor, contributor to The New Yorker.

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Freelancers Await Senate Action on Reduced Business Tax

Monday, June 22, 2009

As the stalemate drags on in Albany a key change to the city tax code hangs in the balance. Groups representing self-employed workers convinced the Mayor, the City Council, and the State Assembly to repeal or reduce the Unincorporated Business Tax for 17,000 freelancers.

Now they're ...

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