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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Environmental Groups Press Gov on E-Waste Management

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Albany lawmakers are considering legislation for the safe disposal of computers and other electronic waste. Governor Paterson hasn't yet offered his own proposal, but environmental groups are accusing him of listening only to the industry point of view. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Governor Paterson ...

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Indymac: Buy or Sell?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

WNYC listener Andrea Stewart bought Indymac shares before the bank collapsed. Could they be worth something someday? Guests: Andrea Stewart and Jason Zweig, who writes the “Intelligent Investor” column in The Wall Street Journal.

And email us your economic questions at newstips@wnyc.org. Put "Financial ...

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The Crunch is Gone

Friday, May 22, 2009

Why Crunch Gyms went into bankruptcy and the week’s local business news. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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Better Than a Free Toaster

Friday, May 22, 2009

How Banks are trying to lure people to buy foreclosed homes. Mhari Saito of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports.

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Card Shark

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney explains the new rules for credit card issuers.

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Queens Envelope Factory to Close

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The owner of a Queens envelope factory has announced the facility will close this summer, and 230 workers will lose their jobs. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has details.

REPORTER: For almost 45 years, the factory on Hunters Point Avenue has been making envelopes. John Grymes, Chief Operating ...

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Betcha Didn’t Know…

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The New York Fed is organizing attorneys to fight foreclosure. Guest: Tom Baxter, General Counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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Credit Cards Jump Sharx

Monday, May 18, 2009

Alex Blumberg and Adam Davidson of Planet Money explain why a Montreal pool hall called Sharx is considered a bad credit risk and why buyers of premium bird seed are seen as responsible.

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Paterson Considers Green Home Proposal

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Governor Paterson is giving serious consideration to a sweeping new plan to weatherize a million homes in New York State. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: The plan was prepared by the Center for Working Families, the think tank of the Working Families Party. It relies ...

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A Seriously Ambitious Plan for Green Homes

Friday, May 15, 2009

Environmentalists have long considered energy efficiency the low-hanging fruit of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Not as sexy as solar panels, but real savings that can be achieved right now.

Here's the obstacle: few homeowners are willing to swallow the up-front cost of improvements that will only pay for themselves over ...

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What Does $19 Million Buy You?

Friday, May 15, 2009

Bloomberg's campaign spending, dealerships closing, and a new pension fund probe. Guest: Greg David, Crain's New York Business.

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Sandra Barkley v. United Homes

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Brooklyn homeowner sues a “one stop shop” for mortgage fraud. Guest: WNYC’s Ailsa Chang.

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Now Hiring: Wells Fargo, the IRS

Thursday, May 14, 2009

WNYC’s Lisa Chow on Pace University’s career fair for graduating seniors.

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Some Shoppers Oblivious to Tax Exemptions

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

To balance next year's budget Mayor Bloomberg has proposed ending the sales tax exemption for shoes and clothing. That's sparked a debate among policymakers but the discussion is passing shoppers by. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Since 2006, there's been no tax on clothing and ...

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Ups and Downs of Sales Tax

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In reporting on the mayor's proposal to hike the sales tax and restore the tax on clothing and shoes, I've discovered there is a great deal of confusion: what exactly is taxed, at what rate, and how long this has been so.

An exhaustive search produced the chart below, from ...

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“I Want to Talk About Zombies”

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Should the sales tax exemption on clothing and shoes be sent back to the grave? WNYC’s Ilya Marritz explains the debate.

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Councilmembers Say Higher Sales Tax Would Cost Retail Jobs

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

City Council members are criticizing Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to raise the sales tax rate by a half-percent and eliminate the tax exemption for clothes and shoes. At a Council hearing yesterday, Finance committee chair David Weprin said the proposal would cost 1,200 jobs, mostly in ...

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Modifications in Molasses

Monday, May 11, 2009

President Obama’s plan to aid homeowners is moving slowly. Rob Schmitz of member station KQED reports.

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Could Cablevision Cut the Knicks Loose?

Friday, May 08, 2009

Plus the stress tests, and the future of the WTC site. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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NY Pension Fund Scheme Thickens

Friday, May 08, 2009

The investigation into an alleged cash-for-access scheme at the New York State Pension Fund just keeps growing. This week there were new civil charges against a private equity fund that's currently managing hundreds-of-millions of dollars of public money, and it was revealed that several well-known ...

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