Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

All’s Well That Lends Well

Monday, January 05, 2009

Even if banks lend again, the market for securitized loans may stay small.


Questions for 2009?

Friday, January 02, 2009

How many jobs will the city lose? Will investment banks find a new way to make money?


The Agony and the Alchemy

Thursday, January 01, 2009

There were a lot of lessons to be learned in 2008. Business Week writer Roben Farzad has his top five.


With New Year Come New Laws

Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's the first day of 2009 and dozens of state laws are taking effect in New York. They govern everything from composting to tax refunds. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: There's no such thing as an "early tax refund," and now tax preparers will be ...


Village Voice Lets Hentoff Go

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

After fifty years with the Village Voice, legendary jazz critic and civil liberties reporter Nat Hentoff is writing his final column. It is not his choice. Hentoff learned yesterday that he is one of three Voice writers who are being let go.

HENTOFF: Let's say you've ...


Foot Traffic

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New York City tries to lure tourists despite worldwide recession.


Plastic, Paper, and Metal

Monday, December 29, 2008

Wild swings in commodities prices test the city’s recycling program.


Making Numbers Make Sense

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Why too many zeroes makes people zone out.


Financial Scams

Monday, December 22, 2008

Examining some of the new scams that are tailor made for the new millennium and the current financial downturn.


Laid Off Media Workers Pick up the Pieces

Sunday, December 21, 2008

For several years, book publishers, newspapers and magazines have struggled to stay profitable. Now it looks like they are losing that struggle. Publisher Houghton Mifflin has stopped buying manuscripts. The Tribune Company has filed for bankruptcy. And the mighty New York Times is so squeezed ...


NYC Layoffs Spread to Retail and Construction

Friday, December 19, 2008

Greg David, editorial director of Crain's New York Business, joins us for a wrap up of the week's economic news.


Time to Retire the 401 (k)?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The unemployment rate in New York State shot up last month, from 5.7 to 6.1 percent. It's the biggest jump in unemployment in seven years. Citing the bad economy, Federal Express announced today it will stop offering to match its employees' 401(k) retirement plan contributions.

It ...


Like an Old Balloon…

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A silver lining to the financial mess we're in: prices really are dropping, and not just on West Texas crude. Clothes, cars, even the proverbial pint of milk have all gotten cheaper. David Leonhardt writes about deflation, or falling prices, for The New York Times, ...


Unpleasant, Unpopular, and Early

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Governor Paterson reveals his proposed austerity budget.


Burned by Bernard

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Madoff mayhem, and what it means.


High Stakes Financial Thievery

Friday, December 12, 2008

First we heard about Marc Dreier, the Manhattan attorney who allegedly scammed investors out of $380 million through impeccably orchestrated schemes.

And then late yesterday we learned that the SEC and FBI have each brought fraud charges against of Bernard Madoff, a hedge fund operator who ...


National Public Radio, Reduced

Thursday, December 11, 2008

NPR explains why it’s cutting staff and programs.


City Comptroller Offers Bleak Outlook on City Job Loss

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The housing crisis threw the nation into a recession but Comptroller Bill Thompson says it's the Wall Street meltdown that's hurting New York City. He expects the city to lose 170,000 jobs by the end of 2010.

THOMPSON: Some 46,000 of those jobs will have been ...


Lots of Clouds, Little Sunshine

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

As the economy deteriorates, city agencies are told to make more budget cuts.


Brooklyn Blues and Reds

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Retailers report sales are down this season 40 to 50 percent.