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Lisa Chow

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Seafood Markets Nationwide Feel Impact of Oil Gusher

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The commercial fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico has been hit hard by the huge oil spill. Fishing has been closed off in a third of the Gulf and fish production has been reduced significantly, as many in the industry have been diverted from their daily work to assist with the clean-up effort in the region. Now seafood markets across the country are beginning to feel the strain and seafood prices are on the rise.

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Financial 411: Meetup.com CEO Takes a Sledgehammer to Apple's iPad

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

It's Internet Week in New York, a series of events around town dedicated to the city's tech community. In recent years, companies like Meetup.com, Foursquare and CollegeHumor.com have launched in New York, and many of the city's techies say the online industry is "thriving." Is it? Guest: WNYC's Jim Colgan, ...

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Financial 411: Oil Spill in the Gulf Affects Local Seafood Suppliers

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Restaurateurs and wholesalers say prices have been creeping up on shrimp and oysters in New York City. Guest: WNYC's Lisa Chow, who visited the New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx and talked to buyers and sellers.

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Buffett Defends Credit Ratings Agencies at Congressional Hearing

Thursday, June 03, 2010

One of the most well-known investors in the world, Warren Buffett, defended credit rating agencies at a hearing on Wednesday that examined the causes of the financial crisis. At the hearing, Buffett, who is one of the largest shareholders in the credit rating agency Moody's, said that ratings agencies were ...

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Some Grads Pick Entrepreneurship Over Wall Street Paydays

Friday, May 28, 2010

A day after graduating from Columbia University, Michael Glass, 25, is hunched over a computer in a one-bedroom apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He’s stressed out. He’s working with two 24-year-old friends, Jonah Bloch-Johnson, who graduated from Columbia two years ago, and Michael Geraci, an Oberlin graduate. The three have been ...

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Dow Closes Below 10K for First Time Since February

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up most of the day today, but in the last hour of trading it dropped below 10,000 for the first time since February.

The Dow has fallen about 11 percent in a month, during which time investors have been watching larger than usual swings in ...

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Financial 411: Taking A Closer Look at Stock Market Swings

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In the minutes after the opening bell, the Dow fell more than 250 points and spent most of the day under 10,000. Investors say there's general anxiety in the air, with Europe's ongoing debt crisis, tension on the Korean peninsula, and the unresolved oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. ...

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City Offers Some Protection Against Collection Agencies

Monday, May 17, 2010

With complaints against debt collectors escalating to 830 last year, the city is cracking down on collection agencies.

Jonathan Mintz, commissioner of the city's Consumer Affairs Department, says debt collectors are harassing people about debts they do not owe, because they share a name with a debtor. He says ...

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Congress, Investigators Grapple With Reforming Wall Street

Friday, May 14, 2010

In recent weeks, a flurry of investigations has been launched by federal and state prosecutors and regulators probing the business practices of Wall Street firms during the housing boom. Up to now, only one major criminal trial has emerged from the housing crisis and the near of collapse of Wall ...

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Regulators Still Can't Say What Caused Market Plunge

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Financial regulators told Congress they need more time to figure out what caused last week's stock market plunge.

Testifying yesterday, Mary Schapiro, head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said she still couldn't say what triggered the massive sell off last Thursday. But she did try to tamp down ...

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City Settles with Countrywide for $630 Million

Friday, May 07, 2010

New York's state and city pension funds have announced a nearly $630 million settlement with Countrywide and its accounting firm KPMG.

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City Settles with Countrywide for $630 Million

Friday, May 07, 2010

New York's state and city pension funds have announced a nearly $630 million settlement with Countrywide and its accounting firm KPMG.

The New York State Common Retirement Fund and five city pension funds were lead plaintiffs in a class-action suit against Countrywide, one of the country's largest mortgage lenders, which was ...

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Financial Reform a Tricky Balancing Act for NY Senators

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Today the Senate begins debate on amendments and possible passage of new rules for Wall Street -- and anything that affects Wall Street ultimately affects New York because the city and state rely heavily on profits from the financial industry.

The push for financial reform puts both Democratic Senators from New ...

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Audit: Development Agency Owes City Millions

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An audit by New York City's comptroller says the agency responsible for economic development owes the city more than $125 million.

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Audit Finds Economic Development Corporation Owes City Millions from Sales

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

An audit by New York City's comptroller says the agency responsible for economic development owes the city more than $125 million.

Comptroller John Liu says the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) withheld money from the sale of city properties and payments on development projects. Liu says, contractually, the agency is supposed to ...

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Financial 411: Goldman Executives Defend Firm’s Actions

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WNYC’s Amy Eddings reports on some of the most riveting exchanges from today’s Goldman Sachs hearings before a Senate committee.

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Goldman Sachs Chief Faces Congress

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The CEO of Goldman Sachs is in the hot seat today testifying before a Senate subcommittee about the role his bank played in the financial crisis. The Securities and Exchange Commission sued Goldman earlier this month alleging that the bank misled investors about securities tied to home loans.

Goldman CEO Lloyd ...

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Thousands Turn Out for Elevator Mechanic Apprenticeships

Monday, April 26, 2010

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Here's a sign of the tight job market: an estimated 2,000 people waited in front of an employment office in Long Island City today hoping to be first in line to apply for 100 elevator mechanic apprenticeships. Some had been ...

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Would Financial Reform Help or Hurt New York?

Friday, April 23, 2010

It was no accident that President Barack Obama chose Cooper Union to make his case for financial reform. It's two miles from Wall Street -- and it's the spot where he laid out his vision for a more equitable economy as a presidential candidate two years ago. There's no other ...

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Financial 411: SEC v. Goldman Sachs and Who?

Monday, April 19, 2010

WNYC's Isaac Davy-Aronson talks to New York Times reporter Louise Story about the government's lawsuit against one of the most powerful and profitable banks in the world.

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