The Little Things

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

December 3, 2008
The Dow goes up and down, but it's the smaller changes that paint the true picture of recession. From wine sales to used clothing, diners to shrinks: NYC's "uncommon" economic indicators. Plus, an update from Mumbai from The New York Times' Somini Sengupta.


Somini Sengupta

Up and Dow

Adam Sternbergh, New York magazine's editor-at-large, warns against compulsive watching of the Dow Jones average.

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Uncommon Economic Indicators

Abe Brown, spokesperson for J&R Electronics; Patty Lenartz, co-owner of Slope Cellars, a wine store in Brooklyn; Manjit Singh, manager and owner of the Jackson Diner in Queens; Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute and author of Color: Messages and ...

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Fare Fight

William Henderson, executive director of the New York City Transit Riders Council, a state-mandated advocacy group for New York City subway and bus riders, talks about the problem bus drivers face when dealing with fare-beaters.

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Bombay Update

Somini Sengupta, The New York Times' New Delhi bureau chief, updates the latest from Bombay and the geopolitical ripple effects of last week's attacks.

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Worker's Take

Jonathan Tasini, executive director of the Labor Research Association, reacts to the Obama cabinet picks.

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One-Minute Movie Reviews

The holiday movie season is in full swing, and we want to hear your one-minute movie reviews. What movies should people see, and what should they avoid? Comment below in 130 words or less or give us call!

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