Stimulus v 2.0

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Members of Congress from New York and New Jersey weigh in on details of the stimulus bill, and how it would affect our area. Plus, David Denby in a battle versus snark. Check Out the Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page and Add Your Story!

Back to the House

U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ 7th) and U.S. Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY 11th) discuss the latest on the stimulus bill.

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YUEI: Price of Cheese

A contributor to our Uncommon Economic Indicators project reports that the price of pizza has dropped in their neighborhood because of cheaper cheese. Dominick Maffei, owner of Maffei's Pizza, tells us why he dropped the price of a slice. Dr. Emmit Rawles, professor of Agricultural ...

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Snarky Types

David Denby, film critic for The New Yorker and author of Snark: It's Mean, It's Personal, and It's Ruining Our Conversation, takes issue with the prevalence of snarkiness in the internet age.

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Childrenswear Law

Steve Levy, director of operations of Star Ride Kids and a member of the Coalition for Safe & Affordable Childrenswear, and Aaron Colangelo, attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, debate the "unintended consequences" of the new law regulating lead and phlalates in ...

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WNYC's Andrea Bernstein previews ShovelWatch, a new project from ProPublica, The Takeaway and WNYC Radio.

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Boom, Busted

Kenneth Levien, founder of Levien & Company, talks about the construction industry in New York--and how it's faring during the recession.

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Cleaning Up Sexism

Janet Floyd, owner of Floyd Advisory, LLC and community activist, discusses her recent push to end discriminatory dry cleaning pricing.

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Your Uncommon Economic Indicators: Seeking Career Advice


Young people and their advocates are expressing concern about the state of the job market right now. At ...


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