Thursday, July 21, 2011
News Corp.'s troubles in Great Britain are of particular interest to about 6,000 New Yorkers. We'll talk about how people at the Wall Street Journal and Fox News see the unfolding scandal.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Debt Talks Continue on Capitol Hill
President Barack Obama said he's now open to a short-term deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling if it will allow time for a broader plan to be put in place. There are 13 days left before the August 2 deadline, when the U.S. risks defaulting on its financial obligations.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Before he was mayor, Michael Bloomberg was a technology entrepreneur. We'll talk about some of the challenges entrepreneurs say they face in trying to start a company in New York. We'll also hear from a Brooklyn Arborist, in our latest installment of the New York Works series.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
We'll talk about the phone hacking scandal that just keeps getting worse. Now the FBI's getting involved.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
After three days of losses, markets returned to positive territory on Wednesday, spurred on by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comment that the Fed is prepared to do more to stimulate the economy if it falters. News Corporation added 58 cents after the beleaguered media giant announced it will abandon a bid for full control of a British satellite broadcaster.
Monday, June 27, 2011
A bit of hope returned to Wall Street on Monday, after signs that that the debt crisis in Europe could be avoided. That sent stocks up a percentage point. The Dow Jones gained 109 points, to close at 12,044. The S&P 500 gained 12 points, ending at 1,280. And the NASDAQ added 35 points, to finish at 2,688.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
In trading on Thursday, LinkedIn, the social networking site for career-minded individuals, gained $3.50, or five percent, to $70.32. And, Pandora, the company that lets you design your own internet radio station, added 66 cents, or five percent, closing at $14 a share.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The lobbying in Washington has intensified in some areas on the financial regulatory law.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Many Americans appear determined to go on a vacation this summer despite their anxieties about the economy. But they will have to make an extra effort to find savings, with gas prices and air fares both higher than they were last year.