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Financial 411: China Dominates Fortune 500 Rankings

Thursday, July 07, 2011

American domination weakens and the Chinese gain a stronger foothold in the rankings of the world's 500 largest companies.

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Financial 411: Bleak Forecast for Benefit Programs

Friday, May 13, 2011

There's more bad news for Social Security and Medicare. The economy, rising health care costs and a drop in taxes have all shortened the life of the two entitlement programs.

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Financial 411: Stocks Surge on Strong Earnings

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Good news for home sales-- they rose in March.  But those sales came mostly from investors paying all cash for cheap homes.  The good, the bad, and the ugly of the housing sector, on the Financial 411.

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Financial 411: Increases in E-Commerce

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Attention online shoppers: You're spending more money! You're also spending a lot of time on Facebook.

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Financial 411: Wal-Mart Controversy Reaches City Hall

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Madoff Saga Continues

Bernie Madoff has been in jail for more than two years, but we haven't heard the last of the shakeout from his Ponzi scheme. The trustee trying to recover money for bilked investors said executives at JP Morgan Chase knew there were concerns that he was running a massive fraud but ignored the warnings. A lawsuit filed in December has just been unsealed. It says the trustee is seeking $6.4 billion from JP Morgan. The bank said the suit is "meritless" and "based on distortions of both the relevant facts and the governing law."

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Financial 411: Wal-Mart Eyes New York City

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The world's largest retailer wants to bring its stores to all five boroughs. Opponents are saying New York City's not open for its business.

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Financial 411: Weekly Business Round-up

Friday, January 07, 2011

Good, but not good enough is how economists are describing the new employment numbers out Friday. We'll discuss joblessness and other economic and business news of the week.

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Financial 411: New Rules on Wages & Tipping at City Restaurants

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Restaurants are struggling to cope with new rules for wages and tips that began at the start of the year.  We'll talk about what it means for restaurants, waiters and you, on today's Financial 411.

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Financial 411: Shifting Gears at GM, and Trouble for a Slice of Brooklyn History

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Change comes to two businesses: The executive who steered General Motors out of bankruptcy is stepping down, and a Brooklyn pizzeria some say is the best in the city faces eviction. It's WNYC's Financial 411 -- our take on the economic news of the day.

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Financial 411: Is Democracy Good for Charities in the Age of Facebook?

Monday, July 19, 2010

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JP Morgan Chase and American Express are turning to users of social media to decide how to make their charitable gifts. The New York Times' Kate Taylor reports that's causing consternation and competition in the world of nonprofits.

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Financial 411: New Rules of the Road, Goldman’s Settlement with the SEC

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mesirow Financial’s Diane Swonk reviews the business and economic news of the week.

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