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Lisa Chow

Lisa Chow appears in the following:

Donors Mixed Over Weiner Scandal

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Rep. Anthony Weiner's biggest donors in New York City are mixed about whether to continue supporting the Democratic Congressman, whose online sex scandal has captured newspaper headlines for days.

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City Comptroller Says Pension Costs Will Fall After 2016

Thursday, June 02, 2011

WNYC

Contrary to a popular belief that public pension costs will eat up more and more of city spending, a report by New York City's Comptroller Office says pension costs will actually decline as a percentage of the city's budget starting in 2016. 

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Wet Spring Delays Summer Fruit Harvest

Monday, May 30, 2011

WNYC

Heavy rainfall in the region during the spring months has caused delays in harvest times for local farmers. With the region seeing significantly more rain this year - in New York City's case, 20 percent more than the historical average - local farmers bringing their produce to the city are reporting delays in their harvest times.

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Mets Near Deal to Sell Stake to Hedge-Fund Manager

Thursday, May 26, 2011

WNYC

The cash-strapped owners of the New York Mets have agreed to sell a minority share of the team to hedge fund manager David Einhorn for $200 million in what could be considered a match between the winners and the losers of the financial crisis.

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In NYC, Main Street Recovers Before Wall Street

Friday, May 06, 2011

WNYC

Politicians and economists have long said New York City's economy is extremely dependent on Wall Street — but new numbers from the New York Federal Reserve suggest that may be changing.

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Rising Fuel Prices Prompt Farmers to Get Creative

Friday, May 06, 2011

WNYC

Rising energy prices are inspiring local farmers to get more creative. But they do have one big advantage: they're close to the biggest market in the country, which is New York City.

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A Look Inside the City's 311 Help Line

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WNYC

The 311 call center fields all manner of calls as New York City's non-emergency lien and veritable citizen help desk with inquiries that vary widely — depending on factors such as time of day and the weather — and with the goal of answered 80 percent of questions within 30 seconds.

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Defense Calls First Witness in Hedge Fund Boss Inside Trading Trial

Monday, April 11, 2011

WNYC

The defense is set to call its first witness Monday in what the government calls the biggest hedge fund insider trading trial in U.S. history.

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Listen to a Wiretapped Call Between Hedge Fund Boss and Pal

Monday, April 04, 2011

WNYC

As the largest hedge fund insider trading trial in U.S. history enters its fifth week, prosecutors have called 14 witnesses and played 40 wiretapped telephone conversations in the case against Galleon Group founder founder Raj Rajaratnam.

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Loan Modification Program Is a 'Terrible Failure,' Says TARP Watchdog

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WNYC

The departing special inspector general for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, said the government's efforts to modify loans and keep people in their homes was a "terrible failure." 

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New Jersey's Jobless Rate Edges Up to 9.2 Percent

Thursday, March 24, 2011

WNYC

New Jersey added 6,800 private sector jobs in February, but that wasn't enough to reduce the state's unemployment rate.

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Goldman Sachs CEO Takes the Witness Stand in Rajaratnam Trial

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WNYC

The chief executive of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein, made a rare courtroom appearance on Wednesday, testifying for the government in a high-profile insider trading trial.

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Japan Quake Aftermath Could Drive Up Car Prices

Friday, March 18, 2011

WNYC

In the wake of the natural disaster in Japan, analysts worry factory shutdowns there could slow shipments of popular cars to U.S. — including Toyota's Prius and Honda's Fit — and the shortages could spread to other models.

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Big Wigs Testify at Hedge Fund Insider Trading Trial

Friday, March 18, 2011

WNYC

So far, former executives at Intel, McKinsey, and an outsourcing company called PeopleSupport have testified in the Manhattan trial of Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire hedge fund manager who's accused of participating in an insider trading conspiracy that earned him tens of millions of dollars.

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Number of Discouraged Workers in New York Jumps By 40 Percent

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WNYC

While New York's official unemployment rate averaged 8.5 percent last year, new figures from the U.S. Labor Department show the rate would almost double if it included people working part-time because they couldn't find a full-time job or people who stopped looking all together because they were discouraged about finding a job.

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New Yorkers With Family, Business Ties to Japan Scramble to Make Contact

Friday, March 11, 2011

WNYC

Many New Yorkers with ties to Japan spent Friday trying to reach family, friends and co-workers affected by the earthquake and tsunami on the other side of the globe.

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'Greed and Corruption' at Heart of Hedge Fund Boss' Case, Prosecutors Say

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

WNYC

While federal prosecutors said they have the tapes to prove that billionaire hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam was engaged in insider trading, defense attorney John Dowd said the government is taking "snippets" of conversations recorded on wiretaps out of context.

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Rise in Architectural Firms' Revenue Not Reflected in Hiring

Friday, March 04, 2011

WNYC

U.S. architectural firms are finally starting to see more work come in after suffering three years of falling revenues and laying off 30 percent of their workers.

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Wall Street Bonuses Fall But Base Compensation Climbs

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WNYC

Banks have been posting huge profits, but bonuses are shrinking — a little bit, anyway.

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Delinquency Rates in Parts of City Are Triple the National Average

Friday, February 18, 2011

WNYC

New Yorkers are continuing to reduce their debts, including home mortgage and credit card balances, but they're doing it at a slightly slower pace than the rest of the country.

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