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Ilya Marritz

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Airbnb Moves to Block AG's Subpoena

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Airbnb, the popular person-to-person apartment rental website, is trying to block a subpoena by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, calling the probe an “unfounded ‘fishing expedition.’”

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With No Government Data, Economists Guess at the Health of the Economy

Friday, October 04, 2013

It’s the first Friday of the month, the day the Bureau of Labor Statistics usually releases the latest employment statistics. But with the government shutdown, there are no numbers, and that’s causing consternation among economists.

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Shutdown Stymies Scientific Research

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The partial government shutdown is just a few days old, but scientific and medical researchers say the closure has already badly disrupted their work.

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Hot Manhattan Housing Market Will Be Cooled By Closed IRS

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The partial government shutdown will likely squeeze prospective homeowners’ ability to get home loans, just as demand for mortgages is surging.

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Shutdown Hits Environmental Agency Hard

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The U.S. Government is shutting down non-essential services for the first time in nearly two decades, and thousands of federal workers are being told to stay home. In the EPA’s Region II, which covers New York and New Jersey, just 36 out of 861 staff are being asked to report to work throughout the shutdown.

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Feds Finalize Gowanus Cleanup Plan

Monday, September 30, 2013

The federal government has approved a half-billion-dollar cleanup plan for Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal.

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Court Reverses Fines Imposed on Airbnb Renter

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The popular website Airbnb has had a victory in court that may make it easier for New Yorkers to rent out their apartments on a short term basis without breaking the law.

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The Shutdown: Who Would be Affected and How

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Little time remains for Congress and the President to avert a partial government shutdown. That means thousands of government workers could be furloughed, some government services would be curtailed, and major landmarks would be closed. Here’s an overview for the New York metro area.

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Senators Demand Investigation Into Train Outage

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Charles Schumer (D-New York) are calling on the Department of Energy to investigate the causes of an unexpected power failure that has caused frustration and havoc for tens of thousands of commuters in their two states.

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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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