Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

WH Budget Director: Unemployment Expected to Worsen

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A top Obama administration official told an audience of New Yorkers they should expect the economy to feel like it's getting worse for a while, even if it's actually improving. Peter Orszag, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, says that's been the ...

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Attorney General Files Antitrust Suit Against Intel

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is taking the California-based Intel Corporation, the world's largest maker of computer microprocessors, to court. In an antitrust suit filed today, Cuomo alleges the company paid billions to secure exclusive agreements with computer manufacturers to use its chips. "In ...

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Financial 411: It Takes A Judge

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Judge Frederic Block tries to cut through financial jargon in the trial of Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin.

Guest: WNYC’s Lisa Chow.

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Financial 411: Why Do Some People Not Trust Banks After 75 Years of FDIC Guarantees?

Monday, November 02, 2009

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation tries to instill confidence in the banking system. Guest: Sandra Thompson, Director of the Division of Supervision and Consumer Protection at the FDIC.

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Financial 411: A Bang-Bang Play in the Bronx

Friday, October 30, 2009

Assessing economic impact of the World Series, plus what to do about the glut of empty condos. Guest: Greg David of Crain’s New York Business.

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City and State Still Divided on Upstate Drilling

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A natural gas company's decision not to drill upstate near New York City's water supply, puts the future of drilling in that area in doubt. But, as WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports, the state and city are still at odds over whether proposed drilling regulations do ...

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Financial 411: Recession Over, Sort Of

Thursday, October 29, 2009

What 3.5 percent economic growth really means. Guest: Simon Johnson, MIT Professor and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.

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Chesapeake Energy Abandons Plans to Drill in NYC Watershed

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

An energy company is giving up its plans to drill near the city's upstate reservoirs, citing concerns over the safety of drinking water. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy has thousands of acres under lease within the New York City watershed. But in an ...

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Financial 411: “Why Go Through the Brain Damage of That?”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A CEO decides to pull out of natural gas drilling in the New York City watershed. Guest: Jad Mouawad of The New York Times.

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Financial 411: Out-of-Network, In The Spotlight

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo forces changes to medical billing. Guest: WNYC's Fred Mogul

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Financial 411: Challengers Welcome

Monday, October 26, 2009

HealthSouth opens up its board of directors selection process. Guest: Joann Lublin of The Wall Street Journal.

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City Disagrees with Albany About Gas Drilling Near Reservoirs

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Bloomberg administration says Albany's plan to allow natural gas drilling near drinking water reservoirs would leave the water supply open to contamination. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports the city and state appear to be headed for a clash over the issue.

REPORTER: As the acting commissioner ...

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Financial 411: Galleon, Sunk

Friday, October 23, 2009

What does the demise of the Galleon fund means for the hedge fund industry? Guest: Greg David, editorial director of Crain’s New York Business.

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Paterson: NY Will Weather Executive Pay Cuts

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Steep cuts to executive pay at companies like AIG and Citigroup will hurt New York State finances, according to Governor Paterson. He was reacting to news that the Obama administration will sharply reduce executive level bonuses at firms still dependent on federal bailout money. “What ...

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Financial 411: East Side Story

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New York’s highest court hands a victory to tenants at Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in their suit against Tishman Speyer. Guest: WNYC’s Cindy Rodriguez.

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Fashion Industry Rallies to Save Garment District

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hundreds of fashion designers and textile workers rallied today under the giant sculptural needle and button that mark the heart of midtown's Garment District. They're concerned that commercial pressure on landlords and competition from abroad are squeezing life out of the area. Designer Nanette Lepore ...

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Have The Banks Already Won?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

NPR’s Adam Davidson says lobbyists for the big financial institutions are already on board with the administration’s plans for new financial regulation.

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Financial 411: Udder Agony

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Milk producers struggle as global demand craters. Guest: Andrew Novakovic director of Cornell University's Program on Dairy Markets and Policy.

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ExxonMobil Pays for Groundwater Cleanup

Monday, October 19, 2009

ExxonMobil will have to pay more than $100 million in damages for contaminating six public drinking water wells in southeast Queens.

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Climate Change Changes the Chamber

Monday, October 19, 2009

This blog was taken in by an email from the Chamber of Commerce, but talkingpointmemo was not. Turns out the Chamber's apparent shift on climate change was a hoax.

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The US Chamber of Commerce has had some high level defections over its opposition to climate change legislation. Today, the group makes what it is billing as an about-face (though the phrase "free enterprise climate policy" in the header sort of muddles the move).

Here's the email:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Free Enterprise Climate Policy
Internal Conflict Resolves in Commitment To Long-Term Prosperity

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is throwing its weight behind strong climate legislation, a spokesman for Chamber President Tom J. Donahue announced today at the National Press Club.

"We believe that strong climate legislation is the best way to ensure American innovation, create jobs, and make sure the U.S. and the world are on track to reduce global carbon emissions, and to provide for the needs of the American business community for generations to come," said the spokesman, Hingo Sembra.

The new position is an about-face on climate policy for the Chamber, which previously lobbied against government action. The shift comes after the defection of several prominent members of the Chamber, including PG&E, Apple, PNM Resources, and Exelon.

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