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Ilya Marritz

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And Then It Was Nine Percent...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Startling numbers: unemployment in NYC jumped a full percentage point, to nine percent in May. This after a couple months of mostly flat jobless numbers. The State Department of Labor also points out that more than half of the 400,000 jobs gained in the state between 2003 and 2008 have now vanished.

The Business Council of New York circulated an email in response, urging Albany lawmakers to reject a number of mostly Democratic bills they say will kill jobs, including "prevailing wage" measures and paid family leave. Of course, the continuing Senate deadlock is almost as good as a "no" vote.

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Assembly: We Are SO Busy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Albany lawmakers are frequently criticized for passing most bills right at the end of session, so there's not much opportunity for debate. But right now, that way of doing things doesn't seem so sucky.

Bills passed so far this week: Assembly 317, Senate 0

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One Library System Instead of Three: A Radical Cost-Cutting Solution?

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Once again, the city’s three library systems - The Brooklyn Public Library, the Queens Public Library, and the New York Public Library - have escaped the budget knife. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz watched the deal take shape. He reports there’s one potential money-saver the mayor and ...

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The New Financial Order: Winners and Losers

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Planet Money explains why small banks don’t like Obama’s proposals for regulation, and why big banks are OK with it.

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Bloomberg on the Golf Course at Bethpage State Park

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"It is very long, it is very hard, and that's when it's normal. What they do for these tournaments is they grow the fescue so tall, that if you go in it, you almost never can find your ball."

- From today's presser, re: US Open Golf Tourney

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No More Off-loading Bad Loans to Investors

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

President Obama introduced new regulation for mortgage lenders, but will it work? Washington Post Financial Reporter, Binyamin Appelbaum.

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Mayor to Albany: Stop Shilly Shallying, Address Legislation

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg says he doesn't care how they do it, but leaders in the state Senate must resolve their differences and soon. The mayor mentioned two pieces of legislation he hopes will advance once the deadlock is broken.

BLOOMBERG: Mayoral control of the schools, I mean ...

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“Like Nailing Jello To The Wall”

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Winners and Losers in the City Budget. Guest: WNYC’s Bob Hennelly.

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It Came in the Mail

Monday, June 15, 2009

What’s behind the avalanche of FHA loan solicitations. Guest: The New York Times’ Bob Tedeschi.

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Grade Deflation

Friday, June 12, 2009

An Upper East Side private school suffers a bond downgrading, NY businesses root for a GOP takeover of the state senate, and two senior staff jump ship at the ESDC. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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Another One Settles

Thursday, June 11, 2009

With a $30 million check, private equity group Riverstone has become the second firm to settle in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's probe into alleged kickbacks at the state pension fund. Carlyle settled last month, for $20 million. The two firms were joint venture partners in seeking investments from ...

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A Marriage At The Point Of A Gun?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ken Lewis tells Congress his version of how Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch. Guest: Congressman Edolphus Towns.

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Killer App

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to make it as an iPhone applications developer. Guest: Josh Koppel, co-founder, ScrollMotion.

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NY Congressman: EPA Oversight Needed For NYS Drinking Water

Monday, June 08, 2009

Upstate Congressman Maurice Hinchey plans to introduce a bill to place stricter controls on natural gas drilling, which he says could endanger New York City's drinking water. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: Hinchey proposes to change just a few sentences in the Energy Policy Act ...

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Never Can Say Goodbye

Friday, June 05, 2009

Why banks are not selling toxic assets. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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Governor Firm On Benefits Veto

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Governor Paterson says he believes his veto will stand in a dispute with the legislature over benefits for police and firefighters. The governor said no to a bill to guarantee new recruits the same pension benefits that experienced officers and firefighters get. The bill passed ...

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Multi-State Group to Protect Sea Waters

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Five states, including New York and New Jersey, have formed a working group to protect the waters between Montauk and the Chesapeake. Governors Paterson and Corzine inked a pledge today to cooperate on issues like conservation and fisheries. Governor Corzine says the new multi-state group ...

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What’s Gooey and Popular?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Crude makes a comeback. Guest: Roben Farzad of Businessweek.

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Get Them Before They Default

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Citigroup says it has figured out how to help mortgage borrowers in trouble. Guest: Eric Eve, Senior Vice President of Global Community Relations at Citigroup.

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Incentivize This: Less CO2 Emissions

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Lessons of the Northeast cap-and-trade system. Guest: WNYC’s Ilya Marritz.

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