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Financial 411

A Podcast from WNYC News

WNYC's Amy Eddings hosts a daily overview of financial news at 4:30 each weekday. This financial wrap delivers highlights of the day's business news delivered by WNYC's reporters with context, clarity and a New York perspective.

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Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, July 22, 2011

Without a plan to raise the borrowing limit, America will probably default on its debts. We'll talk about how some Wall Street firms are preparing to profit from a default, and review this week's business headlines.


Financial 411: Gauging Reaction to the News Corp. Scandal in New York

Thursday, July 21, 2011

News Corp.'s troubles in Great Britain are of particular interest to about 6,000 New Yorkers. We'll talk about how people at the Wall Street Journal and Fox News see the unfolding scandal.


Financial 411: The Hudson Yards Project

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Debt Talks Continue on Capitol Hill

President Barack Obama said he's now open to a short-term deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling if it will allow time for a broader plan to be put in place. There are 13 days left before the August 2 deadline, when the U.S. risks defaulting on its financial obligations.


Financial 411: Drawing Tech Companies to NYC

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Before he was mayor, Michael Bloomberg was a technology entrepreneur. We'll talk about some of the challenges entrepreneurs say they face in trying to start a company in New York. We'll also hear from a Brooklyn Arborist, in our latest installment of the New York Works series.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, July 15, 2011

Who could be the big loser in New York City, as Washington debates the nation's debt ceiling? We'll review this week's business headlines.


Financial 411: Has London's Phone-Hacking Scandal Jumped Across the Pond?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

We'll talk about the phone hacking scandal that just keeps getting worse. Now the FBI's getting involved.


Financial 411: Managing Your Manager

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


After three days of losses, markets returned to positive territory on Wednesday, spurred on by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comment that the Fed is prepared to do more to stimulate the economy if it falters. News Corporation added 58 cents after the beleaguered media giant announced it will abandon a bid for full control of a British satellite broadcaster.


Financial 411: Reviewing the Business Headlines

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

There's a new kid on the block. A publisher of small niche newspapers in New York City has jumped into the mayoral race.


Financial 411: The Business Week Ahead

Monday, July 11, 2011

We'll preview this week's business news, and have the latest installment from our New York Works series.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, July 08, 2011

Manhattan rents are rising, but Westchester office vacancy is up too. We look at the uneven recovery in real estate.


Financial 411: China Dominates Fortune 500 Rankings

Thursday, July 07, 2011

American domination weakens and the Chinese gain a stronger foothold in the rankings of the world's 500 largest companies.


Financial 411: Making the Time to Think

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Do you ever feel that you're so busy, you don't have time to think? One consultant tells you why you need that time, and how to carve it out of your day.

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Financial 411: The Business Week Ahead

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

It's all about jobs this week, as the government releases the June employment report. Speaking of jobs, we'll talk about one that will make your skin crawl, for the latest report in our New York Works series.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, July 01, 2011

Mortgage-backed securities were back in the news this week, with Bank of America settling a big lawsuit with investors. We'll discuss how much exposure other banks have.


Financial 411: All About Bitcoin

Thursday, June 30, 2011

You can't hold it in your hand. There's no ATM for withdrawals. And it's soaring in value. We'll talk about bitcoin, the new online currency.

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Financial 411: Pressure on Local Government

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The big worry last summer was the possibility of states across the country defaulting on their debts.


Financial 411: Is it Better to Rent, or Buy?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Home prices rose slightly in April. But is it better to rent or buy?

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Financial 411: The Week Ahead in Business

Monday, June 27, 2011


A bit of hope returned to Wall Street on Monday, after signs that that the debt crisis in Europe could be avoided. That sent stocks up a percentage point. The Dow Jones gained 109 points, to close at 12,044. The S&P 500 gained 12 points, ending at 1,280. And the NASDAQ added 35 points, to finish at 2,688.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, June 24, 2011

So much wrangling, but still nothing to show for it. We'll talk about what the logjam in Albany means for rent regulations, property taxes, and more, for our weekly business roundup.


Financial 411: The Tech Bubble

Thursday, June 23, 2011

In trading on Thursday, LinkedIn, the social networking site for career-minded individuals, gained $3.50, or five percent, to $70.32. And, Pandora, the company that lets you design your own internet radio station, added 66 cents, or five percent, closing at $14 a share.