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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

In Surprise Move, Indicted Assemblyman Fights Corruption Charges

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Brooklyn Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr., has decided not to seek a plea deal with prosecutors. If Boyland goes on trial, New York's public corruption problems are guaranteed to stay in the headlines.

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Merchants Say Yelp Is An Aggressive Suitor

Monday, September 23, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schndeiderman has settled cases with nineteen companies that tried to game online ratings on sites like Yelp, Citysearch, and Google. Schneiderman says in some instances “Astroturf” reputation managers sold reviews that were as fake as the “grass” in Met Life stadium.

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Public Advocate Candidates Bring Anti-Bloomberg Message to Campaign Trail

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The election to decide the number two job in city government is a little more than a week away, and both candidates seem to be betting that an anti-Bloomberg message will resonate with voters.

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JPMorgan Admits Responsibility over ‘London Whale’

Thursday, September 19, 2013

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has admitted wrongdoing in the massive 2012 trading loss known as the "the London Whale."

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The Beat Goes on for Band of Ex Lehman Employees

Monday, September 16, 2013

When Lehman Brothers, imploded five years ago, thousands of brokers, analysts, and office staff were scattered on the winds of the Great Recession. Today Lehman is no more, but an electric blues band formed in the bank’s better days is still jamming and playing gigs.

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Smartphone Thefts Could Set New Record in 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This week, Apple introduced two new iPhones to the world. But buyers of hot new phones may have trouble hanging on to them: As of late August, more than 11,000 smartphones had been reported stolen to the NYPD. That's 7 percent higher than in the same period in 2012.

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Business Community: If Elected, Would de Blasio's Actions Match His Rhetoric?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bill de Blasio’s fight-for-the-little-guy platform includes higher taxes on New Yorkers earning over half a million dollars a year, ending tax breaks for corporations, and spending more on social programs. So: is big business scared?

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Understanding the Smartphone Black Market

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.

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For Biographers, The Past Is An Open (Electronic) Book

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Biographers of Gandhi or Catherine the Great could rely on paper archives, but those days are fading fast. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports that that old ways of digging up the past are changing as people rely more and more on electronic communication.

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Fast Food Workers Bang the Drum for Higher Pay

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hundreds of workers protested Thursday outside fast food restaurants from three different chains in Manhattan. Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King are the targets of a nationwide day of action by groups demanding higher wages for workers and the right to form unions.

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Amazon v. New York: Challenges State Over Taxes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The online retail giant Amazon is preparing to mount a new challenge to a New York State law that requires the company to collect sales taxes.

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Higher Rates Spur Demand for Home Loans

Monday, August 26, 2013

Earlier this year, prospective home-buyers had a shock: home mortgage interest rates rose one full percentage point in the space of just a few days. Since then, interest rates have remained higher — around 4.5 percent — and fear that rates will rise again seems to be juicing demand for mortgages.

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For Stringer, A Dash For Dollars -- Not a Coast to the Finish

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scott Stringer isn't spending his August the way he'd imagined -- gliding to victory in the Comptroller's race. His staff doesn't get to take vacations. What seemed like a race he could win at a gentle jog has become a sprint as Stringer rushes to raise funds and pack in campaigning after a much more famous opponent - Eliot Spitzer - upended the race. 

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2 Ex-Traders Accused Of Covering Up JPMorgan Losses

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Federal prosecutors in the U.S. have charged two former traders in JPMorgan Chase's London office with securities fraud. The two men were part of the so-called "London Whale" case, which ended up costing the company more than $6 billion. U.S. officials say the men lied about the value of some derivatives trades to cover up mounting losses.

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Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Steinway Musical Instruments is on the auction block and a mystery bidder, rumored to be hedge fund manager John Paulson, appears to have the winning bid at $458 million. Ilya Marritz explains why the fairly healthy company is seeking a buyout in the first place.

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Celebrated Piano Maker Steinway To Be Sold To Hedge Fund

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Paulson & Co., a hedge fund that made a fortune betting against the housing market, is now putting a bet on Steinway, the 160-year old piano maker.

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Food Delivery Hits The Web, But Restaurants Pay The Price

Monday, August 12, 2013

If you're a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But if you're a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.

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Online Ordering Grows, Restaurants Grumble

Thursday, August 08, 2013

This week the New York Attorney General concluded an investigation into two online platforms for ordering food, clearing the way for Seamless to merge with GrubHub.

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Biographies in the Age of Email

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For centuries, biographers have relied on letters to bring historical figures to life, from Gandhi to Catherine the Great. But over the past two decades, most people have switched from writing paper letters to email.

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Computerized Confessions: Biographies and Wedding Toasts in the Digital Age

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Biographers have relied on handwritten letters for centuries, but more and more, they're using emails, texts and online chats to tell the story of a person's life.

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