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Lisa Chow

Lisa Chow appears in the following:

Financial 411: Schumer Tops the List

Monday, March 01, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow looks at campaign contributions from the financial industry to local politicians.

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JFK Airport to Close Busiest Runway For Repairs

Friday, February 26, 2010

An airport bottleneck is about to get tighter, as one of the busiest runways in the country shuts down for four months of repair, starting next Monday. The runway is at John F. Kennedy International Airport, which handles more than 40 million passengers every year. Air traffic controllers and airlines ...

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Financial 411: NYC Airports Score Badly on Consumer Survey

Monday, February 22, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow reports that passengers give LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark weak scores when it comes to what they want in their airports.

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Walgreens to Buy Duane Reade

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The name is staying, but Duane Reade is changing hands from its private owner, Oak Hill Capital, to one of its chief competitors, Walgreens. The national drugstore chain has agreed to buy the home-grown chain for more than a billion dollars.

"This accelerates our opportunity to gain a leading ...

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Pros & Cons of NYC's Shadow Economy

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today is the second day of meetings among European finance ministers as they discuss how to address Greece's massive debt crisis. Many economists say Greece's government is losing revenues to a huge shadow economy. As WNYC's Lisa Chow tells us, New York City also has a sizeable shadow economy and ...

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Financial 411: Tax Evasion: Is It Always Bad?

Monday, February 15, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow reports on the costs and benefits of a shadow economy.

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Finanical 411: Taking Out The Middlemen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow speaks to U.S Education Secretary Arne Duncan about President Barack Obama’s proposal for the U.S. government to be the direct lender to student borrowers.

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Financial 411: The $600 Trillion Question

Monday, February 08, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow explains stalled efforts to regulate the over-the-counter derivatives market.

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Winning App Helps NYers Make Sense of City Data

Friday, February 05, 2010

City officials want to make it easier for you to get around town, and they want technology to help you do it. So last fall, Mayor Bloomberg released 170 data sets to software developers around the country and challenged them to build applications that better connect people to the city. ...

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Financial 411: Creditors Take Control of Largest Real Estate Complex in NYC

Monday, January 25, 2010

WNYC’s Cindy Rodriguez and Lisa Chow report on the decision by Tishman Speyer and BlackRock Realty to give up Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.

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Rise in NYC Unemployment Explained

Friday, January 22, 2010

The city's unemployment rate jumped from 10 percent to 10.6 percent last month, the highest in 16 years. WNYC's Lisa Chow explains why.

REPORTER: It's kind of almost an accounting problem. There was actually a net gain in jobs last month for NYC - 5,400 jobs - but the problem is ...

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A Deeper Look at Today's Unemployment Numbers

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The economic recovery has not yet turned things around for workers in New York City. December unemployment numbers are out today and show that the city's unemployment rate jumped from ten percent to 10.6 percent, the highest in 16 years. WNYC's Lisa Chow answers some key questions:

1. We saw ...

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Paterson Proposes Small Fixes to Raise Funds

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says he has some small ways to raise funds for the state. These include boosting alcohol sales, expanding gambling, and allowing Ultimate fighting matches in New York.

The governor says New York could raise an additional $140 million by simply changing some of the current rules. Such as ...

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Financial 411: Taking “The Street” to Madison Avenue.

Monday, January 18, 2010

WNYC's Lisa Chow reports on the challenges of workplace diversity.

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'Sully,' Passengers, and Crew Celebrate Anniversary of Hudson Jet Landing

Friday, January 15, 2010

There was applause for Captain Chesley Sullenberger as the pilot walked into a Midtown breakfast on the first anniversary of US Airways Flight 1549's landing in the middle of the Hudson River.

"On January 15th 2009, we had a remarkably good day," Sullenberger said. "I think it's because we had a ...

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Financial 411: Wall Street Under Oath

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The titans of Wall Street are in Washington tomorrow to answer questions from members of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Guests: Richard Sylla, of NYU Stern School of Business, and Simon Johnson, professor at MIT Sloan of Management.

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Financial 411: Making Gambling Profitable Again

Monday, January 11, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow reports on New York City Off-Track Betting Corporation’s plan to restructure itself and emerge from bankruptcy protection.

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OTB Asks for a Break

Friday, January 08, 2010

The Off Track Betting Corporation is pressing state lawmakers to change a mandate that requires it to pay most of its revenues to the racing industry, the city, and the state, before it pays its own costs. New York City OTB filed for bankruptcy last month, temporarily relieving itself of ...

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2009: A Buyer's Market For Manhattan Real Estate

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

2009 was the year of the falling Manhattan real estate market. The sales price of a typical Manhattan apartment was 810-thousand dollars by the end of last year, down more than 20 percent from the housing market's peak in mid 2008, according to New York appraisal firm Miller Samuel. WNYC's ...

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Sober Note to Start Bloomberg's Third Term

Friday, January 01, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg's inauguration speech today at City Hall is expected to touch on crime, innovation, and a commitment to the city. The ceremony will be toned down compared to Bloomberg's previous inauguration festivities, to reflect the economic downturn. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: On the first day of his third term, ...

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