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Ilya Marritz

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Feeling Lucky? New Yorkers Bet Big At City’s First Casino

Thursday, December 19, 2013

For decades, New Yorkers had to travel to Atlantic City or Las Vegas to gamble. Now, there's a casino just a train ride away. And it's doing a roaring business.

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Loehmann's in Bankruptcy Again

Monday, December 16, 2013

A clothing discounter is deep in the red.

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No More Checks in the Mail for the Long-Term Unemployed

Friday, December 13, 2013

Life is about to get harder for people who have been out of work for a long time.

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Tiny Violin for Wall Street as Bonuses Shrink

Friday, December 13, 2013

The securities industry isn't the jobs-engine it used to be.

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Schneiderman: Cell Phone Carriers Blocking Anti-Theft “Kill Switch”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is stepping up pressure on cell phone carriers to approve a so-called "kill switch" to deter smartphone thefts.

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NY's Public Pensions Still Invest in Guns

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Almost a year after the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, New York’s public pension funds still hold shares in gun manufacturers.

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More Employees Agree To Fragmented Hours To Get Work

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The economy adds a decent number of jobs every month but there are big questions about the quality of some of those jobs. Many people getting hired these days do not have anything resembling a regular schedule and work fragmented and unpredictable hours.

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Suitors Start Circling Time Warner Cable

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Time Warner Cable, which supplies cable TV and broadband internet to over one million people in and around New York City, could soon be sold, according to multiple media reports.

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In New Economy, Minimum-Wage Workers are Always on Call

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Employers are using advances in software to fine-tune employee schedules up to the last minute.

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Schneiderman Claims Victory in JP Morgan Settlement

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Eric Schneiderman says he is a big reason JP Morgan Chase decided to settle with the government.

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Cuomo Approves Sale of Air Rights to Benefit Park

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A controversial rescue plan for Hudson River Park becomes law.

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Bloomberg Says Boro Taxis Deserve to Stay

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg is trying to preserve a new taxi program he fought hard to create.

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Extended Land Line Outage Vexes Roosevelt Islanders

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Some Roosevelt Islanders discover they still depend on land lines.

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Ice Rink Quickly Reopens After Shooting

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Life gets back to normal after a shooting in midtown.

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Park Rescue Plan Would Sell Air Rights on Manhattan's West Side

Saturday, November 09, 2013

A popular park is in financial trouble, but neighbors don't like the rescue plan.

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Three Ways the Twitter IPO Matters for New York

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Twitter was born in San Francisco, but New York could benefit from its IPO

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De Blasio Transition Chief Worked on Soros-Backed Project

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The de Blasio campaign says it didn't coordinate with a non-partisan transition group backed by a de Blasio ally.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's pick to smooth the way for his administration was involved earlier in a non-partisan transition effort. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports the choice raises questions about appearances.
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Carl Weisbrod has worked in the worlds of real estate and government for decades. And he would seem a logical choice to lead a mayoral transition.
But WNYC has learned he was involved earlier in a non-partisan effort known as Talking Transition. That group has built a huge temporary structure on Canal Street, and says it wants to give New Yorkers a forum to share their views.
The group is backed by billionaire George Soros, who supported de Blasio for Mayor.
So did Talking Transition coordinate with the de Blasio campaign? A spokeswoman denies it, and says Weisbrod quit the group as soon as he signed on to work for de Blasio.
A de Blasio spokeswoman says there is no connection.
For WNYC, I'm Ilya Marritz

 

 

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Two Years After Bankruptcy, MF Global Clients Get Their Money Back

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Former customers of a bankrupt brokerage house led by Jon Corzine will finally get their money back.

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Can A Guilty Plea Really Deter Financial Crimes?

Monday, November 04, 2013

A Connecticut hedge fund has pleaded guilty to insider trading and agreed to pay a massive $1.2 billion penalty. The question now is whether SAC Capital’s record-setting settlement will change behavior on Wall Street.

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Billionaire Financier Soros Backs Mayoral Transition Project

Thursday, October 31, 2013

George Soros, the wealthy hedge fund manager, is backing a “public engagement” effort focused on the next mayoral administration in New York. The project is physically taking shape on a lot in lower Manhattan owned by Trinity Real Estate.

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