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Bloomberg Signs On for Four More Years

Thursday, December 31, 2009

His third term won't officially start until Friday, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the oath of office the third, and presumably final, time today.

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Bloomberg Signs Oath of Office for Third Term

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the oath of office for his third and presumably final term today, before the city clerk at City Hall. He also paid the clerk a $9 fee. In 2001, when he was first sworn in, the fee was 15 cents.

Standing under a large painting of President ...

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Battle Over Fees Could Take Fox Off Time Warner Cable

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fox TV shows including House, American Idol, and The Simpson's, could be the first casualties of 2010 for many cable customers in our area. Fox and Time Warner Cable are engaged in a very public battle over programming fees. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: It's become a game of chicken. Fox ...

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City's Unemployment Rate Drops

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The city's unemployment rate has fallen to 10 percent, matching the national unemployment rate.

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Unemployment Rate Drops in City

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The city's unemployment rate has fallen to 10 percent, matching the national unemployment rate. That's according to new state labor department figures, which show the state's jobless rate improving from 9 percent in October, to 8.6 percent last month.

Bruce Herman, deputy commissioner of the state's labor department, says even though ...

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Mad Men Take Hit: NY Ad Spending Down As Much As 15 Percent

Monday, December 14, 2009

New York's advertising industry took a big hit this year with total ad spending estimated to be down as much as 15 percent. It's causing some executives to rethink their approach. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: 2009 could turn out to be the worst year in decades for the ad industry. ...

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Paterson Warns of Fiscal Disaster

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gov. David Paterson says New York has just $3 million in cash on hand and he will decide this week what payments to defer so the state can stay solvent.

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Paterson Warns of 'Fiscal Disaster'

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gov. David Paterson says New York has just $3 million in cash on hand and he will decide this week what payments to defer so the state can stay solvent.

"We are in a very deep quagamire," Paterson says. "New York is now at the breaking point. We are about to ...

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NY Fed Prez Blasts Compensation of Bailed-Out Bankers

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank says he finds it "deeply offensive" that some of the very same individuals and banks that helped bring about the financial crisis are benefiting from the government and the Fed's response to the crisis. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: Bill Dudley spoke ...

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Store Owners Hold Their Breath, Eye December Sales

Monday, December 07, 2009

Many boutiques are closely tracking their sales numbers as December is often a make or break month for those stores that rely on big holiday sales. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: Charles Branstool didn't feel particularly optimistic coming into this holiday season. He owns Exit 9, a gift store with locations ...

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Guilty Plea in NYS Pension Probe

Friday, December 04, 2009

An investment manager has pleaded guilty to bribing managers of New York State's pension fund, in order to get its business. Elliott Broidy, chairman of Markstone Capital Partners, made nearly $1 million in gifts to state workers and their families. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo ...

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Main Street NYC

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

In their Main Streets Project, the WNYC Newsroom is following six blocks over an entire year to track how the economic downturn is being felt at street level. Main Streets editor Karen Frillman is joined by reporters Jenna Flanagan, Lisa Chow, Richard Yeh, Brigid Bergin, and Ailsa Chang to discuss ...

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Retailers Eye Recession, and Weather

Monday, November 30, 2009

As we head into the biggest retail month of the year, getting people out to the stores is one concern among store owners. Another concern is the weather. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: Maybe you've sensed that this month has been relatively warm, but Lexy Funk knows it for sure. She's ...

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Fare Game: Traveling by Bus This Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Millions of Americans take to the road every Thanksgiving, and for many New Yorkers it's in a bus. Competition among bus companies has intensified this year with big multinationals jumping in and selling one-way tickets to Boston, Philadelphia and Washington for as cheap as $1. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: Let's ...

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Financial 411: Paid Sick Leave; Budget Troubles

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First day of hearings at City Hall on a controversial bill that would require businesses in New York City to give their employees paid sick time. And budget problems in New York City.

Guests: WNYC’s Cindy Rodriguez and Bob Hennelly.

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Financial 411: Bloggers Meet With Geithner Over Cookies

Monday, November 16, 2009

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner sat down with a handful of financial bloggers to talk about the White House's push to change the way the U.S. financial system is regulated. Guests: John Jansen runs the blog, Across the Curve, which is focused on the bond markets. Michael Panzner's book and blog ...

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Bear Stearns Not Guilty

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The trial of two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers ended in acquittals. WNYC reporter Lisa Chow recaps the Bear Stearns trial and analyzes its impact. Then, William Cohan, contributing Fortune editor and author of House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall ...

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Effort to Prosecute Bear Stearns Execs Fails

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers were found not guilty on fraud and conspiracy charges in the first criminal trial of Wall Street executives to emerge out of the collapse of the subprime mortgage market. Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin were accused of misleading investors in the months leading ...

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Blogging the Bear Stearns Trial: An Assistant's Notebook Becomes A Key Piece of Evidence

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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The body of evidence is largely electronic in form, with one exception.

In May 2007, Jason Bunin scribbled 'Ralph 5.5mm in Enhanced' into a notebook during an early morning meeting with Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin. Bunin was an ...

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Bear Stearns On Trial

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

WNYC reporter Lisa Chow recaps the Bear Stearns trial and analyzes its impact.

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