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Roben Farzad

Roben Farzad appears in the following:

Stock Market Crash on the Horizon?

Monday, December 02, 2013

The stock market is at historic levels, but analysts are starting to voice concerns right as more casual investors are rushing to join in. Roben Farzad, economics reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses what's driving the growth and why "mom and pop" may have terrible timing.

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Obama, Reagan, the Stock Market, and Twitter IPO

Thursday, November 07, 2013

President Obama recently surpassed Ronald Reagan's record for stock market gains made while in office. The S&P 500 shows a 120% rise, beating the 118% gain made during Ronald Reagan's presidency, and catching up to President Clinton's 220% record. Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek discusses the economy during the Obama tenure and how it compares to Reagan-era economics.

Then, Tim Carmody, technology, business, and culture writer, and former senior writer at Wired, joins Roben to discuss today's Twitter IPO and what it could mean for the user experience and for the tech sector generally.

 

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Grand Bargain, Again

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Is a new "grand bargain" in the works? Roben Farzad, contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the proposal President Obama made to lower corporate tax rates in exchange for increased revenue, as part of his jobs creation efforts.

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Why Gas Prices are Rising

Friday, March 02, 2012

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains why gas prices are on the rise.

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Super Committee Countdown: So What If It Fails?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses whether U.S. treasury holders should really be worried, and what else is at stake. 

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Did It Work? The Stimulus

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues his weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic  programs. This week: the stimulus, shovel ready, and our debt.

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Did it Work? The Stimulus

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

But again that's kind of a defensive thing, saying it's not as bad as it could have been, and yet we still have 9.1 percent unemployment and the misery index at a high not seen since 1983, so all of this stuff is not quite comforting.

 Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek

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Did It Work? Dodd-Frank

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues his weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic programs. This week: Dodd Frank turns one-year-old.

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Did It Work? Foreclosure Modification

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Roben Farzad, a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, continues a weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic stimulus programs. This week: Helping Families Save Their Homes Act.

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Did It Work? The Small Business Lending Fund

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Roben Farzad, a senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, begins a weekly series this month looking at Obama administration economic stimulus programs. This week: the Small Business Lending Fund.

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Explaining the Deficit

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

WNYC

The [political] fault lines are here in that the Tea party won a huge victory in the Congressional beat down and when you have someone like Rep. Ryan coming out and touching third rails of government...talking about slashing Medicare, talking about really representing the Tea Party agenda in certain elements, in that you could simultaneously cut the top tax rate and cut spending, you're really forcing the administration's hand. They're king of saying, well we're putting political skin in the game and now we're going to force you to come out and sacrifice some of your fiscal sacred cows.

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Business Week, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Federal Budget Deficit

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Business Week, explains why the federal debt is so high--and previews what the political debate about the deficit will hinge on.

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Goldman Sachs and Facebook

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Goldman Sachs is investing $450 million in Facebook and was going to offer its clients a chance to invest. But this week Goldman Sachs announced they would limit that opportunity to foreign investors. Senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, Roben Farzad, discusses this move and explains what the SEC has to do with it. He'll also talk about why Facebook is beefing up its lobbying efforts in Washington.

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Obama and South Korea

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New York Times reporter Sewell Chan and Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweekjoin us to discuss the trade deal the U.S. is trying to strike with South Korea.

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U.S. and Indian Economies

Monday, November 08, 2010

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, explains "quantitative easing" and is joined by Mira Kamdar, author of Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World  (Scribner, 2008), to discuss the economic significance of President Obama's trip to India.

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Blockbusted

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Video-rental chain Blockbuster is nearing bankruptcy today. Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek addresses the changing video-rental industry.

Tell us: how have your video rental habits changed? Will you miss brick and mortar video stores?

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What Financial Reform Means for Both Sides of the Pond

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Finance blogger for Reuters Felix Salmon and Bloomberg Business Week's Roben Farzad discuss fiscal reform in both the US and UK, the dynamics between the countries' finance industries, and whether London or NYC have a stronger financial future.

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Financial Reform Agreement: Effect on New York?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek, and Charles Herman, WNYC business and economics editor, look at what's in the financial reform agreed upon early this morning, and the effects on Wall St. and Main St.

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Financial Reform Continued

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Republicans voted last night to block financial reform from reaching the Senate floor for debate. Roben Farzad, senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek, examines what's causing the impasse and the prospects for the bill. Plus Help Wanted blogger Lauren discusses the latest in ...

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Monday Morning Exchange

Monday, March 15, 2010

BusinessWeek senior writer Roben Farzad talks about financial regulation and other business news on the table.

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