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New York Works: Triathlon Coach Scott Willett

Monday, June 13, 2011

Close to 8,000 triathletes call New York City home. That's more than double the number there were just five years ago, according to USA Triathlon, the sport's national membership organization.  The sport is getting another boost this week when registration opens Wednesday at noon for the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship, being held for the first time here in New York City and New Jersey.  For coach Scott Willett, the growth of the sport means the growth of his business.

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Financial 411: NYSE Merges With German Exchange

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

We'll talk about the merger of the New York Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse, a deal that would create the world's largest stock exchange.

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Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, February 11, 2011

The New York Stock Exchange could soon be married off to a suitor — from Germany. We'll review that and all the week's business news.

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Financial 411: The Future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Obama administration is calling for a gradual phase-out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. We'll talk about the future of the two companies that hold about half of all U.S. mortgages.

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Financial 411: Expensive Advertising Gone Wrong

Monday, February 07, 2011

The online coupon company Groupon provoked outrage with a Super Bowl ad critics said was insensitive to Tibetan culture. We'll talk about when expensive advertising goes wrong.

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Financial 411: Revising the Nation's Tax Code

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

President Barack Obama said he wants to simplify corporate taxes. On today's Financial 411, we'll talk about why streamlining the tax code is easier said than done.

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Financial 411: Gov. Cuomo Unveils State Budget Plan

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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A positive report on factory activity sent markets sharply higher today. The Institute for Supply Management says its index has hit its highest level since 2004. Firms surveyed by the ISM said January brought a growing backlog of orders.

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Financial 411: Chinese Bank Set to Snap Up NYC Branch

Monday, January 31, 2011

A humongous Chinese bank seeks to buy a little, local New York City bank. We'll talk about what it means, and why the move is causing disagreement.

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Financial 411: Weekly Business Roundup

Friday, January 28, 2011

This week, a state control board took over Nassau County's finances. We'll talk about why one of the richest places in the nation is having fiscal trouble.

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Financial 411: A Somber Mood at the World Economic Forum

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

World leaders and CEOs, along with academic superstars, are gathering once again in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum. It's an exclusive — and expensive —  five-day retreat where the global elite debate and discuss the future of the global economy as it continues its recovery from the recent financial crisis.

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Financial 411: An Optimistic Economic Outlook

Monday, January 24, 2011

Are the economic gray skies going clear up? A new study shows economists are putting on a happy face. And a look at the week ahead in business news.

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Financial 411: Weekly Economic Roundup

Friday, January 21, 2011

President Barack Obama was in Schenectedy Friday to tour a General Electric steam turbine plant. The plant is a rarity in the U.S. manufacturing sector — it's expanding. The president recommitted himself to more of those kinds of results in the year to come.

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Financial 411: An Alternate View of State Fiscal Problems

Thursday, January 20, 2011

For months, there have been rumblings about states on the brink of insolvency. On today's Financial 411, an alternative view: one study suggests most states' fiscal problems are manageable.

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Financial 411: Financial Regulation and Dodd-Frank

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It's been six months since President Barack Obama signed the most sweeping financial reform bill in generations. We'll talk about what's changed since then, on today's Financial 411.

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Financial 411: The White House Hosts Hu Jintao

Monday, January 17, 2011

China's leader is coming to the U.S. The White House will greet him with ceremonial pomp and circumstance and a lavish state dinner. 

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Financial 411: Foreclosure Forecast for 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Industry analysts said lenders are poised to take back more homes this year than any other year since the housing meltdown began in 2006.

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Financial 411: Verizon Gets the iPhone

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The iPhone made its debut almost four years ago, and the only way to get it was by buying at AT&T service plan. Now, Verizon has the iPhone too. The battle of the telecoms, on today's Financial 411.

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Financial 411: Central Bankers Address Reform

Monday, September 13, 2010

Investors were cheered by new global banking rules, positive economic data from China and some acquisitions. The Dow jumped 81 points, to close at 10,544. The S&P 500 rose 12 points, to 1,122, and the Nasdaq improved by 43 points, to 2,286. Banking shares got a boost after central bankers addressed issues of bank reform at a weekend meeting in Basel, Switzerland.

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