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2008 News Quiz: Economy

Monday, December 29, 2008

Round two: America's economy. It was making headlines from the very start of 2008, with stock market plunges in January and February - then considered leftovers from the subprime mortgage crisis - that wound up being symptoms of a recession. Now, Peter Coy, the economic editor at BusinessWeek, checks your facts on the year's events.

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Peter Coy
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Comments [4]

David! from NYC

Nick, I didn't know it until last spring, when another poster shared the information. It then became clear to me why I was receiving several donation requests from non-profits through the mail. The charities are worthy, but I think WNYC should offer an opt-out for its donors. I usually donate in the spring, but I'm not certain I'll donate if an opt-out isn't in place.

Dec. 29 2008 11:11 AM
Nick from NYC

David (#1),

Interesting, I wasn't aware of that. WNYC, if this it the case, I doubt very much that your listeners would choose this if given any choice in the matter.

I love WNYC, but it needs to do some careful self-reflection on whether it is practicing what it preaches.

Dec. 29 2008 11:04 AM
David! from NYC

The Wilpons of the Mess, I mean Mets.

Go Yankees!

Dec. 29 2008 10:49 AM
David! from NYC

Also be advised that, unless WNYC has changed its practice, it sells its membership list without prior notification to WNYC donors.

Dec. 29 2008 10:43 AM

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