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Sandy Aid Delay Felt on Main Street

Thursday, January 03, 2013

The delay in billions of dollars in Sandy disaster aid is hurting the finances of scores of municipalities throughout the region and adding uncertainty for tens of thousands of small businesses in those towns.


The Takeaway

Does Less Moving Mean Less Money?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Population growth is highest in areas that have one of two things going for them: sunshine and people with college degrees. That’s according to a study co-authored by Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser. Finance and Wall Street reporter for The New York Times Louise Story has been thinking about how the state of our economy may change American migration patterns. If people can’t move because they can’t sell their houses, and migration creates economic growth, what happens? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Video-rental chain Blockbuster is nearing bankruptcy today. Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Businessweek addresses the changing video-rental industry.

Tell us: how have your video rental habits changed? Will you miss brick and mortar video stores?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NYC Economic Outlook

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with a local economics roundup.

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Tap Water Rates Rising

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Yorkers used to the cost of living constantly going up can brace for another increase.