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Former Hedge Fund Boss at Bear Stearns Testified Against Executives

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The former hedge fund boss at Bear Stearns took the witness stand yesterday, in the first criminal trial of Wall Street executives related to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Greg Quental testified as a government witness against Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin, who are accused of ...

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Former Bear Stearns Execs to Testify in Trial

Monday, October 26, 2009

Two former Bear Stearns executives are expected to testify this week in the first criminal trial related to the subprime mortgage meltdown. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: The government is calling Bear Stearns' former head of asset management and its former hedge fund boss to the ...

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Off Life Support, Still Sick

Friday, October 16, 2009

Banks’ positive third-quarter earnings conceal problems in their commercial mortgage portfolios.

Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: The Incredible Shrinking New York Stock Exchange

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Graham Bowley of The New York Times explains why companies are moving to obscure exchanges.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bonus Bonanza

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Wall Street Journal reporter Aaron Lucchetti reports that U.S. banks and securities firms are on track to pay record bonuses this year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues Day 17: Poverty in NYC

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

David Jones, president and CEO of the Community Service Society and Brenda Beal, a leader of Community Voices Heard, an East Harlem organization advocating for the needs of poor people, measure the success of Bloomberg's anti-poverty initiatives and weigh how Bill Thompson’s approach would ...

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Glitzy and Transparent

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Which condos are selling slowly in Richard Meier’s new Grand Army Plaza building.

Guest: Christine Haughney, Metro reporter for the New York Times.

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Five Weeks Before the Election, Thompson Still Introducing Himself

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bill Thompson, the Democratic nominee for mayor, has been involved in New York City politics for more than 30 years. He's been Chief of Staff for a New York congressman, a Deputy Borough President, president of the city's Board of Education, and now City Comptroller. ...

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Financial 411: Innovation Startups, Not License Fees

Monday, September 28, 2009

Why university researchers in New York should start their own businesses.

Guest: Jonathan Bowles, director of the Center for an Urban Future.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Mayor and Businessman

Friday, September 25, 2009

As Bloomberg LP bids for BusinessWeek, what is Mike Bloomberg's role?

Guest: Greg David, Crain's New York Business.

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WNYC News

How the FHA Shrinks NYC Apartments

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A quirk in Federal Housing Administration lending guidelines is making some condo units smaller. Guest: Sally Herships, Marketplace contributor.

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Bernie’s Lessons for the SEC

Monday, September 21, 2009

A New Jersey Prosecutor says the Securities and Exchange Commission needs to act more prosecutorial to catch the next mega-fraud. Guest: Robert Mintz, former assistant US attorney in New Jersey and head of the government investigations and white collar criminal defense practice at McCarter & ...

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WNYC News

Does Retraining Workers Help?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thomas Bailey of Teachers College says yes, if they go into nursing.

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WNYC News

What Jed Said

Friday, September 18, 2009

Judge Jed Rakoff’s rebuke of the SEC over its proposed settlement with Bank of America. Guest: Greg David of Crain’s New York Business.

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NY State Revenue Millions Off July Projections

Thursday, September 17, 2009

New York State's revenue projections are even worse than predicted from as recently as six weeks ago. Tax receipts are nearly a half billion dollars off projections made on July 31st, and $5 billion less than in the same period last year, according to State ...

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The Problem with the Fed: Humans Are Fallible

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas says the Fed is not a good choice for a systemic regulator of the economy.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

No Deal Between B of A and the SEC

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Liz Rappaport, Wall Street Journal reporter, explains why a judge threw out a settlement deal between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Bank of America over its disclosure of controversial bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch employees.

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WNYC News

Lehman's Last Hours Remembered: "It Was Surreal"

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

HOST: When Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy exactly one year ago, most of the company's 25,000 employees lost their jobs.

29-year-old Lauren Carson worked at Lehman's headquarters on 49th Street and 7th Avenue for six years.

CARSON: I started there as a mortgage analyst and near the ...

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WNYC News

“It’s Been Worse Than Ever”

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How the Wall Street meltdown one year ago has continued to hobble some construction companies. Guest: Maureen Henegan, CEO of Henegan Construction.

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Takin’ It To The Street

Monday, September 14, 2009

Obama’s tells Wall Street what changes he wants to the financial system. Guest: WNYC’s Lisa Chow.

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