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Natalie Morales Had Voice Surgery to Sound Younger

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The actress from Parks & Rec, White Collar, Girls, and more talks about acting to pay for school, and why she takes comedy very seriously. 

The Leonard Lopate Show

Bubbles

Friday, January 04, 2013

On today’s show: we’ll look at how some of the principles of physics could be applied to Wall Street and how some physicists are already changing our financial institutions. Also, filmmaker Michael Apted talks about the latest installment of his 7 Up series, which checks in on the lives of a group of men and women every 7 years. And, Rob Rapley and Neal Huff discuss their documentary “The Abolitionists.” Plus, our latest Please Explain is about helium!

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Physics of Wall Street.

Friday, January 04, 2013

James Weatherall talks about why many of the mathematicians and software engineers on Wall Street failed when their abstractions turned ugly in practice, and looks at a special breed of physicists with a deep history of revolutionizing finance. He shows how physicists successfully brought their science to bear on some of the thorniest problems in economics, from options pricing to bubbles in The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Wall Street Money: Good for Romney?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Director of the Business and Economics Reporting Program at CUNY Journalism School and contributor to Crain's New York Business, Greg David, questions whether Wall Street's "embrace" of Mitt Romney is good for Romney or the economy.

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WNYC News

Preparing Veterans to Work on Wall Street

Monday, February 27, 2012

The nation’s unemployment rate has been steadily declining since last summer – dropping in January to 8.3 percent. But U.S. service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are facing higher unemployment rates than the general public. But Wall Street is trying to do its part by helping to prepare recent veterans for a career in the financial industry.

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WNYC News

Smaller Bonuses for Bank CEOs

Saturday, January 21, 2012

JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank, posted record profit for 2011. Morgan Stanley's latest quarter topped expectations as the bank trimmed costs and cleaned up mortgage-related problems. But CEOs Jamie Dimon and James Gorman aren't taking home bigger bonuses.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Euro Zone Crisis and the U.S. Economy

Friday, December 02, 2011

Heidi Moore, New York bureau chief and Wall Street correspondent for Marketplace, discusses the Euro Zone crisis from Wall Street's point of view and the latest unemployment numbers out today.

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The Takeaway

Occupy Protesters' Focus on Income Inequality 'Just Plain Wrong'

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Takeaway is continuing our conversation this week on income inequality in America. We’ve covered the Occupy movement, where inequality is a rallying cry, and we reported on a Congressional Budget Office report that highlighted the growth in uneven incomes over the last three decades.We’re taking another look at income inequality this morning, this time from a guest who says Occupy protestors are wrong to focus on income inequality. 

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WNYC News

Wall Street Warily Eyes the Protests on Its Doorstep

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street demonstrations have riveted the nation's attention, and are now spreading to other cities, but it's unclear whether the protesters' message is actually reaching financial institutions and the people who work there.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Wall Street Take on Occupy Wall Street

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Josh Brown, financial advisor and man behind the popular Reformed Broker blog, and Henry Blodget, editor in chief and CEO of Business Insider, discuss whether the conversation at Occupy Wall Street is affecting the conversation on Wall Street itself.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Financial Crisis Fallout

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bethany McLean, contributing editor at Vanity Fair and co-author with Joe Nocera of All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis, discusses the book, Wall Street, the S&P and the continuing financial woes in the U.S.

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WNYC News

Stocks Rally, End Day With Large Gains

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Markets kept the gains made throughout the day.  The Dow Jones industrial average gained 423 points, or 3.95 percent, to close at 11,143.31.  The S&P 500 gained 51 points, or 4.63 percent, to close at 1,172.64 and the Nasdaq gained 111 points, or 4.69 percent, to close at 2,492.68.

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The Takeaway

Inside Citi's Hacking Fiasco

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Earlier this week, we told you that hackers had infiltrated Citibank’s security system and gained the sensitive account information of more than 200,000 of their customers. What we didn’t know then was that Citigroup officials had discovered the security breach three weeks earlier and failed to notify their customers.

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The Takeaway

Who Caused the Financial Crisis and When Will They Pay?

Thursday, April 14, 2011

During the savings and loan crisis of the 1980s, 800 bank officials ended up in jail over misconduct that led to the crisis. So why hasn’t a single bank executive been charged with any crime in the 2008 financial crisis? Louise Story, Wall Street and Finance Reporter for The New York Times lays out the lapses in regulation that led up to the crisis and also may now be responsible for the lack of evidence to try bank executives. Why did the FBI, the Justice Department and the SEC all chose to scale back their investigations into questionable banking practices?

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The Takeaway

Nuns to Protest Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein did little to ingratiate himself to the general public when in November 2009 he told The Times of London that bankers do "God's work." Now Goldman will have to face those who actually are doing "God's work."

A coalition of Catholic nuns plans to cause a scene at the investment bank's annual shareholders meeting next month. The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, and the Benedictine Sisters of Mt. Angel make up the coalition, and are all Goldman investors.  

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The Takeaway

Hedge Fund Managers Earn Staggering Sums

Friday, April 01, 2011

Around tax time, Absolute Return magazine publishes a list of Wall Street's biggest winners of the year. This year, while most of America continues to battle a financial recession and 9.5 percent of the workforce remains actively unemployed, the nation's top hedge fund managers took home staggering sums of money. Louise Story, finance reporter for our partner The New York Times tells us why and how these managers make billions each year.

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The Takeaway

Cat Bonds: Making a Buck Off Disaster

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday on The Takeaway, Wall Street and Finance reporter for The New York Times, Louise Story mentioned the existence of something called a "cat bond."  How do catastrophe bonds work? Essentially, these bonds are packages of insurance risks and it's a complex market, says Louise Story. As weather events get worse and more risky, the insurance companies are wiling to pass along this risk to the investors. However, when the market get too big and the risks get too high, will we see something akin to the mortgage market bust?

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Wall Street Bonuses Shrink and Gas Prices Rise

Friday, February 25, 2011

Lower Government Spending Slows Economic Growth

Reduced spending by state and local governments meant the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace in the final months of 2010 than originally calculated. The Commerce Department said fourth-quarter GDP expanded at an annual rate of 2.8 percent, not 3.2 percent as first estimated. The revised report also found that consumers spent less than previously thought.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Crisis Lessons: Report Overview

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Today is the first in a four-part series with Phil Angelides every Thursday in February. Today: An Overview.

Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission chairman Phil Angelides discusses his group's findings on the reasons behind the economic meltdown.

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The FCIC Ghost Story: Shadow Banking

Thursday, February 03, 2011

I had spent a lot of my life in the private sector, in finance, and I was stunned by what I learned this year, I was shocked. The extent to which our financial system went from being a system to support the real economy—companies, job creation, wealth creation in this country—to a system that was money making money. Financial engineering alone to the great detriment of the country.

— Phil Angelides, chairman of the FCIC, on the Brian Lehrer Show

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