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Lisa Chow

Lisa Chow appears in the following:

Who's Hiring: NYC's Restaurants, Bars & Hotels

Friday, August 20, 2010

WNYC

Penny Farrington worked at Merrill Lynch for eight years, but in December, she lost her job.

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City's Unemployment Rate Falls to 9.4% in July

Thursday, August 19, 2010

WNYC

New York City's unemployment rate has fallen seven months in a row, from its peak of 10.5 percent in December of last year, according to the state's Labor Department.

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Stagehands May Picket Fashion Week

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

WNYC

Things could get ugly during next month's Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.

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Gift Fair Draws More than 35,000 Visitors to New York City

Friday, August 13, 2010

WNYC

The city's largest trade show, the International Gift Fair, kicks off Saturday at the Javits Center on the heels of a government report that showed retail sales grew modestly in July.

More than 2,500 companies have registered to exhibit products at the fair, which is expected to draw 35,000 attendees.

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Judge OK's City's Plan to Expand Dollar Van Service

Friday, August 13, 2010

The city can now move forward with its plan to expand van service in neighborhoods where the MTA made cuts.

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Judge OK's City's Plan to Expand Dollar Van Service

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WNYC

A judge has ruled that the city can move forward with its plan to expand private van service in neighborhoods where the MTA cut bus routes.

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Laid Off MTA Bus Drivers Win License to Operate Dollar Vans in Brooklyn

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WNYC

The city's transit union says it has won a special license to run a dollar van service in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Park Slope and downtown Brooklyn.

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Jobs Bill: Teachers Win, Food Stamp Recipients Lose

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poverty advocates say the newly passed $26 billion jobs bill will hurt New York City's nearly 2 million food stamp recipients.

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Jobs Bill: Teachers Win, Food Stamp Recipients Lose

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

WNYC

Poverty advocates say the newly passed $26 billion jobs bill will hurt New York City's nearly 2 million food stamp recipients because it will be paid for, in part, by reducing food stamp benefits for the poor.

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Financial 411: The State of the Economy

Friday, August 06, 2010

The U.S. Labor Department released a weak jobs report on Friday -- a sign of what experts say may be a slowdown in the nation's economic recovery. According to the report, the nation lost 131,000 jobs last month. That dip is mostly due to the loss of temporary jobs created by the U.S. Census.

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Financial 411: The Internet and Your Privacy

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Every time you surf the web, companies install tracking devices on your computer that collect all sorts of information about the way you search and shop. It's a fast-growing business, and you may not even know that you're being tracked.

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Financial 411: US Economy Grows 2.4 Percent from April to June

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Commerce Department says U.S. gross domestic product continued to grow during the second quarter, fueled by business spending rather than consumer spending. Yet the job market is still weak, with nearly one in 10 American workers unemployed.

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Financial 411: A Solution to NJ’s Falling Real Estate Prices: A Tunnel Under the Hudson River?

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Regional Plan Association says a tunnel in the Hudson River will reduce travel times for New Jerseyans, and double the number of residents who can commute to Midtown Manhattan in less than 50 minutes. The researchers, who studied other transit improvement projects, found that for every minute saved in commute time, property values increased by $2,000.

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Financial 411: Restaurant Letter Grading Starts in New York City

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

As of today, all restaurants in New York City are subject to a new letter grading system. Based on city health inspections, officials will issue A's, B's and C's to the city's 24,000 restaurants over the course of the next year, and the grade must be posted prominently near the restaurant's entrance. WNYC's Lisa Chow talks about how the new system might affect the restaurant industry.

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Financial 411: Friends at Work Could be Good for the Bottomline

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WNYC's Charlie Herman talks to management consultant Peter Bregman who wrote in the Harvard Business Review online about people who develop friendships in the workplace and tend to do better in all kinds of ways.

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Restaurant ABCs

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WNYC reporter Lisa Chow and Jim Colgan, digital editor at The Takeaway, talk about the New York City health department's new program to grade restaurants on cleanliness, and public reaction to the program so far.

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Fed Says NYC's Economic Downturn is Over

Thursday, July 22, 2010

WNYC

New York City saw a shorter economic downturn than the rest of New York state and New Jersey during this recession, according to the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

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Grading Restaurants: Seemingly Small Violations Can Add Up Quickly

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

If a restaurant fails its health inspection, you might think it had rats, mice or roaches.

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Grading Restaurants: Seemingly Small Violations Can Add Up Quickly

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

If a restaurant fails its health inspection, you might think it had rats, mice or roaches. But sometimes, all it takes is a bunch of seemingly minor violations involving something as simple as the scoops used to take ice cubes out of a bin.

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Up from Underground: Demand Drives Dollar Van Industry

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This week presented a turning point for a New York industry, which has operated largely underground. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky want private commuter vans, also known as dollar vans, to start picking up passengers along bus routes that will be eliminated this weekend because ...

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