10th State of the City

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mayor Bloomberg delivered his 10th State of the City speech yesterday. A roundtable of reporters from the five boroughs break the speech down.  Plus: this week’s segment on Money U about Credit Reports; largest single-day organized crime arrests; and a look inside Goldman Sach’s investment in Facebook; and Pittsburgh vs. NYC.

5-Borough Reaction to The State of the City

A roundtable discussion with reporters from across New York City on Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City address, with analysis from:  

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Money U: Credit

Deyanira Del Río, associate director of the Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project, explores the basics of financial literacy and economic justice on Thursdays in January. This week: credit and credit reports.

Your assignment:  Get your free credit report from and call in or post your questions.

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Organized Crime Arrests

Early this morning the FBI and local law enforcement made what may be the biggest mafia bust in a single day in US history. Over 100 organized crime members have been arrested for various criminal charges. Tom Robbins, Village Voice reporter, and Jon M. Shane, assistant professor of criminal justice at John Jay College, join us to talk about the arrests.

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Goldman Sachs and Facebook

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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Jets Bets

Mayor Bloomberg and Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravensthal are asking fans what to wager on this weekend's AFC championship game between the Jets and the Steelers. Call in to let us know what, if anything, you think the Steel City could put up.

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