The Brian Lehrer Show

Bill de Blasio; Herbalife; Midterm Election Politics; Preventing Sex Trafficking

Monday, March 24, 2014

Mayor de Blasio gave a major speech yesterday in which he tried to contextualize his stance on charter schools. He follows up with an interview live on WNYC. Then: New York Times reporter Alexandra Stevenson explains the questionable role of a hedge fund billionaire in trying to bring down nutritional supplement company Herbalife, which is now under official investigation. Plus: a look a midterm elections politics; and a consultant for AMBER alert and survivor of child trafficking talks about cultural factors that enable the commercial exploitation of children in the United States.

Money Talking

Will Getting A Mortgage Get More Expensive?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Congress moves to get the government out of the mortgage business.

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The Takeaway

Bill Ackman: The Life and Times of the Activist Investor

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

If you follow the stock market or the business news, you’ve seen two companies dominating the headlines this week: Herbalife and J.C. Penny. And while it might seem that these two companies have nothing in common, they are, in fact, connected by one thing; or more accurately, by one man.

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