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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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The lobbying in Washington has intensified in some areas on the financial regulatory law.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
New York City and state's unemployment rates stayed steady last month — at 8.6 and 7.9 percent, respectively.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Federal Reserve's program to boost economic growth comes to an end on June 30th. Was it a success?
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?
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.
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.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
A fight brews between developers and their workers. Could we see strikes at construction projects this summer?
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.
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.
Monday, June 06, 2011
WNYC is expanding its reach. It's set to acquire four radio stations owned by the state of New Jersey.
Friday, June 03, 2011
This week brought a succession of disappointing economic reports, from housing to industrial production, and on Friday - job creation.
Thursday, June 02, 2011
The probe into insider trading continues to find new targets.
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.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Housing Continues Its Slump
Home prices have reached their lowest level since the housing bubble burst in 2006.
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.
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.
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.