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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Green All Over

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Comptroller DiNapoli on the alleged state pension fund kickbacks, former Governor Pataki on cap-and-trade.

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Perfectly Legal?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hank Morris’ work as a placement agent may have been unethical, but was it illegal? Brian Lehrer interviews Peter Lattman of The Wall Street Journal and Tom Robbins of the Village Voice.

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Bond Splurge in NJ

Monday, April 20, 2009

Today the NJ Turnpike Authority issued $1.375 billion in bond debt - $175 million more than the Authority said it intended to raise. Not just a routine bond sale, says The Bond Buyer's Amy Resnick. She tells the Financial 411 it's a promising sign that new, federal government-backed Build ...

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NY Job Loss Keeps Rising

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jobs keep disappearing in the state of New York. 73,000 of them vanished in March, the seventh consecutive month of job losses. Yet the month-to-month unemployment rate held steady at 7.8 percent. James Brown is an economist at the State Department of Labor.

BROWN: it might ...

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A Dull Banker = A Better Banker?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

NYT columnist Paul Krugman posited last week that banking worked better in the 1960s, when finance was a ho-hum career choice, and mortgage-backed securities were a faraway dream/nightmare.

Exhibit A in Krugman's case for boring banking is a study by co-authored by NYU's Thomas Philippon, who appeared on ...

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Vital Signs

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Fed keeps a close eye on the New York economy in its quarterly Beige Book (out yesterday). Some key findings:

- Manhattan hotel revenues are down 35% from last year.

- A lot of new retail space will be completed in 2009. Little of it has been leased.

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Repairing the Insurance Safety Net

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Part II of Amy Edding's interview with Mark Peters of the NY Liquidation Bureau.

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Librarians Vital Aides for Job Seekers

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Since the economy went into tailspin last fall, librarians have been fielding some serious questions.

THORNTON: Everything from I’ve just lost my job how to I file for unemployment or I’m considering a career change where do I start?

Ann Thornton is director of reference and research ...

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Should One Person Control the New York State Pension Fund?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Greg David of Crain’s interviews New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

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ASSME Anything You Like

Monday, April 13, 2009

Last December I hit up Christmas Party by ASSME (The American Society for Sh**canned Media Elites). Delightful affair. Pink champagne. Unemployed and underemployed writers and editors made sparkling conversation. Resulted in a nice little feature on the media jobs bloodbath.

Evidently, the Elites have still not found jobs. How ...

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Insurance…for Insurance Policyholders

Monday, April 13, 2009

How the Liquidation Bureau is like the FDIC. Guest: Mark Peters, head of the NYS Liquidation Bureau.

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Mike Bloomberg Has Added You As A Friend

Friday, April 10, 2009

Why the Mayor is wooing Facebook. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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NY Lottery a Winner

Friday, April 10, 2009

The worst economic crisis in decades couldn't stop the New York State Lottery from posting record sales. The lottery reports New Yorkers spent $6.7 billion on jackpot and scratch games in the fiscal year that just ended and close to $1 billion at video gaming ...

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Dogs Love It!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

dogfriendly500

Just back from the NY Auto Show.

Every car maker is touting green creds and/or affordability...Great ideas, but very same-y after a while. How to stand out then?

Honda broke out of the pack with their 'dog friendly' Element, including 'leash ready' ...

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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 ...

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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 - ...

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