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: Lobbying Continues in Washington After the Laws are Signed

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The lobbying in Washington has intensified in some areas on the financial regulatory law.


Financial 411: Travel Plans a Go Despite Economy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Many Americans appear determined to go on a vacation this summer despite their anxieties about the economy. But they will have to make an extra effort to find savings, with gas prices and air fares both higher than they were last year.


Financial 411: The Week Ahead in Business

Monday, June 20, 2011

We'll talk about what's in store for the week ahead, and hear from a city lifeguard, as part of our weekly series profiling New Yorkers at work.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, June 17, 2011

Albany legislators were preoccupied with a same-sex marriage bill this week. But as they approach the end of session, they have other matters to decide as well, like the future of city rent regulations. We'll review this week's business and economics news.


Financial 411: A Look at the Latest Jobs Numbers

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New York City and state's unemployment rates stayed steady last month — at 8.6 and 7.9 percent, respectively.


Financial 411: Did the Fed's Quantitative Easing Work?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Federal Reserve's program to boost economic growth comes to an end on June 30th. Was it a success?

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Financial 411: A Year After Dodd-Frank, New Rules Behind Schedule

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

It's been nearly a year since President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act into law. But many of the regulations required by the law are way behind schedule. What's causing the delays?


Financial 411: A Look at the Week Ahead

Monday, June 13, 2011

We'll talk about what's in store for the economy this week, and meet a triathlon coach who is training New Yorkers one lap at a time, in our series New York Works.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, June 10, 2011

Apple makes devices consumers love to own, but other businesses have long complained that the company doesn't play well with others. Now, Apple is sweetening the deal for publishers. We'll also review this week's business news.


Financial 411: Developers, Workers Spar on Contracts

Thursday, June 09, 2011

A fight brews between developers and their workers. Could we see strikes at construction projects this summer?


Financial 411: New York City's Design Sector

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A new report finds that the number of jobs in graphic design, architecture and fashion in New York has increased 75 percent since 2000. We'll talk about why these fields are poised to grow even more.

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Financial 411: Can New York City Surpass Silicon Valley as a Tech Center?

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

It's Internet Week in New York City, and the question is, will the city ever surpass Silicon Valley as the country's leading high-tech center? We'll get one view from a local tech entrepreneur.

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Financial 411: New York Public Radio to Buy Four NJ Stations

Monday, June 06, 2011

WNYC is expanding its reach. It's set to acquire four radio stations owned by the state of New Jersey.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, June 03, 2011

This week brought a succession of disappointing economic reports, from housing to industrial production, and on Friday - job creation.


Financial 411: New Cases in the Insider Trading Probe

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The probe into insider trading continues to find new targets.


Financial 411: SUNY's Impact on New York's Economy

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

New York's State University system is the nation's largest, with nearly half a million students. A new major study makes the case that it's also a powerful engine of economic growth.


Financial 411: Case-Shiller Confirms Housing Dip

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Housing Continues Its Slump

Home prices have reached their lowest level since the housing bubble burst in 2006.


Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, May 27, 2011

Just what is Martha Stewart cooking up for her company?  And have the "snakebitten" Mets found their cure? We'll talk about deal season in New York City.


Financial 411: The Rise of E-Readers

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This week, two retailers introduced new tablet reading devices. We'll talk about why readers of romance novels are some of their best customers.


Financial 411: Labor Unions Eye a New Target

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Labor unions have gone after Wal-mart for years — attacking the world's largest retailer for providing poor wages and benefits and driving small businesses out of business. Now, organized labor has its eye on another big-box retailer: Target. Workers at a Target store in Valley Stream, Long Island, will vote next month on whether to join United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1500.