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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Auto Show Attendees Fixated on the Economy

Thursday, April 09, 2009

The New York Auto Show opens to the public today at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. WNYC's Ilya Marritz attended a preview for industry people and found no one has escaped the down economy.

REPORTER: Rene Abdallah is a good example of how the Detroit's problems affect our area. He's an ...

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Life Insurance...Not So Dull After All!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Spring-time flowers bloom on a tree in front of the U.S. Treasury Department building. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spring-time flowers bloom on a tree in front of the U.S. Treasury Department building. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Could another insurer crumble and follow ...

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Life Insurance Needs a Lifeboat

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

How bad bets are sinking life insurers. Guest: Aaron Elstein, Crain’s New York Business.

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"The H&R Block Tax Stimulus Plan"

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Interesting tidbit, via today's Financial 411 guest Anya Kamenetz: the president's stimulus package contains a huge, unintended boost for tax preparers: a more complicated tax code.

John Hewitt, founder of Jackson-Hewitt, even referred to it as "the H&R Block and Liberty Tax Stimulus Plan" in an interview ...

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Making Tax Prep Pay

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Why H&R Block’s share price rose 25 percent last year. Guest: Anya Kamenetz.
Does H&R Block Do Well By Doing Badly?

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Business Services Among Worst Hit in NYC Job Loss

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The pace of job loss in the New York City area is picking up. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 193,000 jobs disappeared between February of 2008 and last February.

Business services are among the worst hit areas that includes everything from janitors to accountants - to temp workers. Bureau of ...

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Tim’s Electronic Transition

Monday, April 06, 2009

How Tim Geithner brought derivatives trading into the computer age. Guest: Jeff Gerth, ProPublica

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SUNY Budget Raises Ire

Friday, April 03, 2009

Some students and administrators are protesting next fiscal year's proposed budget for SUNY schools. Shirley Strum Kenny, the president of SUNY Stony Brook, is angry that diminishing state aid will effectively offset revenue from recent tuition hikes.

KENNY: It is being hijacked to go into the state budget deficit. The students ...

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Not So NYSE After All?

Friday, April 03, 2009

New York Stock Exchange shareholders are angry. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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SCOTUS: The EPA Can Consider Cost of Upgrades to Nuclear Power Plants

Thursday, April 02, 2009

For years, environmentalists have worked to close down two aging nuclear plants near New York City. But they had two setbacks yesterday. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports.

REPORTER: Forty miles north of New York City, there's the Indian Point Nuclear Power Station. The group Riverkeeper says the reactor there kills too many ...

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New York Housing Prices Slump Again in First Quarter

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Those looking for bottom in the New York housing market will have to wait a little longer. The city's biggest real estate brokers released their first quarter figures today, and the vital signs do not look good.

Brown Harris Stevens recorded a $15,000 drop in the average price of a one-bedroom ...

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London Calling

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Topshop and the G20 Summit. NPR’s Laura Conaway interviews Adam Posen of the Peterson Institute.

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Feds to Decide Future of Oyster Creek Power Plant

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A decision could come today on the future of the nation's oldest operating nuclear power plant. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: New Jersey's Oyster Creek nuclear power station was built on a tidal marsh north of Atlantic City. On April 10th - the plant's 40th anniversary generating electricity - Oyster ...

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Car Making By Fiat

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

How Chrysler could be saved by a resilient Italian automaker. Guest: Josh Whitford, Columbia University.

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Call Me In 2010

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Law firms defer job offers. Guest: Kris Fischer, New York Law Journal.

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X Marks the Spot

Monday, March 30, 2009

The IRS seeks hidden treasure in offshore tax havens. Guest: Tom Herman, Wall Street Journal reporter.

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Dimon in the Rough

Friday, March 27, 2009

JPMorgan’s CEO says March has been “a little tough”. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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More Regulation ≠ Better Regulation?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

One Congressman’s take on designing new rules for Wall Street. Guest: Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ – 5th District).

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Scrutinizing DeSantis

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

This was probably inevitable...a pitch from a publicist speculating on the legality of Jake DeSantis' very public letter of resignation from AIG.

The pitch suggests DeSantis could have violated confidentiality clauses in his contract with the company. If his contract in fact contained such language.

For the record, a ...

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Must Read: Why I'm Leaving AIG

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Finally! A voice from inside the most vilified shop on Wall Street, AIG's financial products division.

Check out this Times op ed by Jake DeSantis, an AIG executive vice president. Actually, it's his resignation letter. DeSantis says he had nothing to do with the credit default swaps that ...

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