De Blasio's First Days; The Latest in ACA; Taxi Medallions; The Wolf of Wall Street

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Monday, January 06, 2014

Decide NYC editor Ben Max gives a roundup of local politics, including the latest in the de Blasio transition and the New York City Council speaker's race. Washington Post reporter Sarah Kliff describes the latest in Obamacare news. Plus: how some taxi drivers finance their medallion licenses, and the legal lessons to be learned from "Wolf of Wall Street."

Mayor de Blasio's First Snowstorm

Ben Max, editor of Decide NYC, discusses the latest in New York politics, including the de Blasio transition and the NYC council speaker's race.

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Obamacare in 2014

Sarah Kliff, health policy reporter for The Washington Post and Wonkblog, gives us the latest updates from the ACA roll out, and what we can expect in 2014.

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New Yorkers Behind Bars

Michael Jacobson, director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance, professor of sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, and former head of the Vera Institute and NYC correction commissioner from 1995 - 1998, looks at how incarceration rates have changed in NYC, both pre-trial and post-sentencing.


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JP Morgan Chase to Pay $2 Billion in Madoff-Related Case

JPMorgan Chase will be paying out millions to the government in settlements related to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Reuters Finance Blogger Felix Salmon explains why and what it means for the bank.

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How You Finance those (Very Expensive) Taxi Medallions

Want to become a taxi driver but don’t have a million bucks for a medallion? Then third-generation taxi businessman and President of Medallion Financial Group Andrew Murstein is your guy.

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Does the Wolf Glorify Wall Street's Culture?

The Wolf of Wall Street depicts drugs, sex and financial misdeeds - portraying the true story of disgraced Jordan Belfort. NY Times film critic A.O. Scott and Bloomberg Businessweek's Sheelah Kolhatkar, talk about the debate over whether the film glorifies Wall Street excess, and what legal and financial lessons the movie holds.

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