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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

National Public Radio, Reduced

Thursday, December 11, 2008

NPR explains why it’s cutting staff and programs.

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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 ...

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Lots of Clouds, Little Sunshine

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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

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Brooklyn Blues and Reds

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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

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Growing Job Losses Impact on NYC

Friday, December 05, 2008

New York companies are reporting more layoffs. Long Island's Newsday will cut 100 staff - or five percent of its workforce. Two auction houses, Sotheby's and Christie's, are planning layoffs as well. Editor of Crain's New York Business, Greg David, says that media has been ...

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Swap this!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

New York takes a step towards regulation of the tricky instruments known as credit default swaps.

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Private Partnerships = Public Public Payoff

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A former banker says going public ruined investment banking.

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State Mortgage Agency Offers More Loans

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Fewer banks are willing to make home loans these days, and the State of New York Mortgage Agency, or SONYMA, is picking up some of the slack. The agency says the total value of loans it's bought so far this year is $466 million. That's up 74 percent over last ...

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D is for Default

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Private investors and Albany both grapple with housing foreclosures.

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Court Weighs Power Plant Costs vs. Protecting Fish

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments that could affect future operations at the Indian Point nuclear power station north of New York City. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has more.

REPORTER: At issue is the system Indian Point uses to cool its two reactors. The plant draws ...

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Can Biotech Grow New Jobs?

Monday, December 01, 2008

Fred Mogul reports on efforts to build a science park in Manhattan.

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The Big Payback

Monday, December 01, 2008

Banks usually overestimate what they owe on their quarterly taxes, and claim adjustments at the end of the year.

Mayor Bloomberg says during healthy economies, the city has typically paid back corporations about $250-million.

BLOOMBERG: this year we've already had $800-million in overpayments and November and December ...

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411: The Economics of Fun & Games

Friday, November 28, 2008

Jerry Storch, CEO of Toys R Us, on weathering the recession.

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411: Doubleday Doubles Down, Random House Reduces

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How New York Publishers are coping with the financial turmoil.

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Cuomo Applauds AIG Pay Cuts, Fed Announces an $800 Billion Debt Package

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the self-appointed cop of troubled insurer AIG, announced today that Edward Liddy, AIG's chief executive, is taking a pay cut. He'll make $1 a year henceforth, and other executives will have their salaries frozen. US taxpayers own a more ...

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Downturn Means Fewer Free Drinks

Monday, November 24, 2008

HOST: New York is a mecca for people who like to do things for free. There are free concerts, free food, even free cocktails. In fact there’s a whole promotions industry around free events. As WNYC’s Ilya Marritz reports, the people who work in the ...

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Questions for Timothy Geithner

Monday, November 24, 2008

The next Treasury secretary was there when Bear Stearns was rescued, and Lehman Brothers drowned. What should senators ask him before they give him the keys to the Treasury?

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Influencers Change Their Tactics

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marketing companies love New York City because of the high concentration of so-called “influencers”. But with the downturn in the economy, some marketers who target the young and hip are revising their business plans. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz brings us this report from the liquor promotions ...

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A Closer Look at Federal Reserve Loans

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says one reason he's abandoned plans to buy up toxic mortgage securities is that they are just too hard to put a concrete value on, since no one else is interested in buying them.

But that hasn't stopped his colleagues at the ...

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The “Millionaire’s Tax” – Pro and Con

Monday, November 17, 2008

Should Albany raise taxes on the very richest New Yorkers in order to plug the budget hole?

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