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Bonus Time

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The New York State Office of the State Comptroller released its annual Wall Street bonus report. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli reveals what’s inside the report.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Our Lot

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Alyssa Katz explains how economic anxieties and realities of ordinary Americans, combined with greed and delusion on Wall Street and in Washington, inflated the real estate bubble. In Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us, she looks into how our entire nation got swept up in real ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tea Party Tempest

Monday, February 08, 2010

Tea Party activists gathered in Nashville for their first convention this weekend. Glenn Reynolds, the man behind instapundit and a professor of law at the University of Tennessee, reviews the conference and talks about the future of the anti-tax movement. Plus, the rise of Obama economic adviser Paul Volcker; and ...

The Leonard Lopate Show

Eliot Spitzer

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Former New York State Attorney General and former New York governor Eliot Spitzer discusses the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, the current state of Wall Street, and what regulations might prevent banks from taking the kind of dangerous risks that caused the crisis.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Rising to the Challenge

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Eliot Spitzer gives us his take on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the current state of Wall Street. And we’ll speak with the Israeli and Palestinian co-directors of “Ajami,” which has been nominated for an Academy Award. When Ralph Ellison died in 1994, he left behind roughly 2,000 pages ...

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Budget Deficit, Job Numbers, Pakistan Trial

Monday, February 01, 2010

We take a look at the week ahead in news with Marcus Mabry, international business editor for The New York Times, and Rob Watson, BBC political correspondent.  They look at President Obama's 2011 budget, the trial of five American terror suspects in Pakistan, and negotiations between the U.S. and Russia over nuclear arms reduction.

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WNYC News

Citibank Agrees to Delay Charging Checking Fees

Monday, February 01, 2010

Citigroup Inc. has agreed to allow "free checking" at Citibank to remain free, at least for another year. This comes after a settlement reached with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

Citibank had planned to start charging monthly fees unless customers maintained a minimum balance. The ...

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The State of the Economy

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

In tonight’s State of the Union address, the state of the economy is expected to be President Obama’s main focus. We’ll speak with Leo Hindery, Jr., Chairman of the Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation, managing partner of InterMedia Partners, LP, and former economic advisor to President Obama, ...

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WNYC News

Balancing the Needs of New York's Financial Sector with the National Interest

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg is blasting Obama's call for new regulations on the financial sector and banks deemed "too big to fail." As WNYC's Bob Hennelly tells Weekend Edition Host Brian Zumhagen, such conflicts are as old as New York itself.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Andrew Ross Sorkin's Economic Questions

Monday, January 18, 2010

New York Times financial columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, author of Too Big to Fail, talks about the Financial Crisis Commission should ask about the causes of the current financial crisis. You can read his column "What the Financial Crisis Commission Should Ask" here.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Freefall

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz discusses the current financial crisis—and the coming global economic order. In Freefall: America, World Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy, he draws on his academic expertise, his years shaping policy in the Clinton administration and at the World Bank, and his role ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Financial Crisis Commission Day 2

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Too-big-to-fail bankers faced questioning from the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Greg David, director of the business and economics program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Nomi Prins, senior fellow at Demos, former investment banker and author of It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses and Backroom Deals ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Political Roundup

Monday, December 28, 2009

As the year winds down, our guests look back on 2009 in politics. Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation, and Richard Brookhiser, senior editor of the National Review and author of Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative ...

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WNYC News

Comcast to Buy NBC from General Electric

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Comcast, the country's largest cable operator announced today that it plans to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal. The deal will make Comcast, which is already the nation's biggest cable TV provider, the largest entertainment company in the U.S.

Comcast will pay General Electric, which ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Exploding Debt

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Joshua Gordon policy director at The Concord Coalition and Bob Kuttner co-founder of The American Prospect magazine discuss the ballooning national debt and its impact on stimulus efforts.

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The Takeaway

Takeouts: Bank Execs' Bankrolls, Jimmie Johnson, Listeners on Oprah

Monday, November 23, 2009

  • Money Takeout: A new Harvard study proves what most of us could have guessed: the executives of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns are still rich, even though they lost $900 million in stocks with the two bankruptcies. Louise Story, of The New York Times, explains.
  • Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin talks NASCAR's record-making Jimmie Johnson, and responds to a listener's comment on football helmets.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear more reactions to Oprah's announcement that she'll end her show in 2011.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Goldman Shares a Little. Small Businesses Benefit

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Goldman Sachs is sharing the wealth - some of it - through its 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative, which aims to offer business know-how and support to Main Street. Melissa Berman, President and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors discusses whether it will repair the firm’s battered image. ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Setting Boundaries

Friday, November 13, 2009

Lawyers for the anti-poverty group ACORN filed a lawsuit claiming Congress violated the Constitution when it took their federal funding away. Vince Warren, executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, explains ACORN's case. Plus, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders on banking reform; NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard; newly elected Westchester executive ...

WNYC News

More Arrests in Insider Trading Case

Friday, November 06, 2009

Authorities have arrested seven more people in our area in a major anti-insider trading sweep, that began last month. WNYC's Ilya Marritz has the details.

REPORTER: The accused are mostly stock traders and corporate attorneys. Prosecutors say the lawyers gave confidential information about their clients, including ...

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WNYC News

Congress to Investigate Alleged Impropriety in H1N1 Vaccine Distribution

Friday, November 06, 2009

A Congressional subcommittee will hold a hearing later this month about whether Wall Street employees and other privileged individuals are getting the swine flu vaccine before people from high-risk groups.

New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone says he wants to find out if the distribution process favors ...

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