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Bloomberg: Fed Not to Blame for Financial Crisis

Monday, September 14, 2009

Mayor Bloomberg says President Obama is taking on an issue that other administrations have ducked: that of reforming and regulating the financial industry. While others, including former governor and so-called Wall Street Sheriff, Eliot Spitzer, have blamed the Federal Reserve for not doing enough, the ...

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Debate Over Obama's Plan to Reform the Financial System

Monday, September 14, 2009

President Obama's plan to rewrite the rules for the U.S. financial system is provoking debate. The president proposed shareholders have a vote on the salaries and bonuses of top executives at financial firms. City Comptroller Bill Thompson manages the city's five pension funds, which are ...

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Crumbled Cookie Relocates…To Ohio

Friday, September 11, 2009

Stella d’Oro leaves the Bronx, John Mack leaves the CEO job at Morgan Stanley. Guest: Greg David, Crain’s New York Business.

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Lawmakers Back in Senate

Thursday, September 10, 2009

State senators are back in Albany for a special session to vote on ethics reforms and a green jobs bill and to mull over what to do about a $2 billion budget gap. Business leaders have some ideas, as Karen DeWitt reports.

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“Not One Dime”

Thursday, September 10, 2009

President Obama’s pledge that changing healthcare won’t drive up the deficit. Guest: David Leonhardt of The New York Times.

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Madoff on How to Fool the SEC

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff tells a colleague how to throw securities investigators off the track, in a newly-released recording of a 2005 phone call. Warren Levinson reports.

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The Nonprofit Squeeze

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sixty percent of human services organizations in NYC report cash-flow problems. Guest: Jack Krauskopf, Director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management at Baruch College's School of Public Affairs

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Cuckoo for Coconut Water

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Two New York City startups compete for shelf space in deli refrigerators. Guest: WNYC’s Ilya Marritz.

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Recession Has Employers Violating Minimum Wage Laws

Friday, September 04, 2009

The State Department of Labor says since the recession began, New York employers are increasingly violating minimum wage laws to cut costs and economize. This confirms the findings of a new report, which surveyed more than 4,000 low-wage workers in New York, Chicago and Los ...

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Recession Means Local Governments Must Pay More For Pensions

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The New York state comptroller says Albany, local governments, and taxpayers will need to pay far more into the state's pension system because of big losses. Karen DeWitt reports.

REPORTER: State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the state and local government's contributions to the state pension system ...

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Game, Set, Cash

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The Economics of the U.S. Open. Guest: Victor Matheson, associate professor of economics at College of the Holy Cross.

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Answer: I Don’t Know

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Why is the stock market behaving so oddly? Guest: Roben Farzad of Businessweek.

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Healthcare Is Everyone’s Business

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

WNYC’s Lisa Chow explains why small businesses in New York are wary of changing the healthcare system.

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Time to Junk the “Yale Model”?

Monday, August 31, 2009

Risky investment strategies damage museum endowments in the down economy. City Journal contributor James Panero discusses on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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The Mystery of AIG's Stock Price

Friday, August 28, 2009

AIG's skyrocketing shares, plus why the business world cares about two NYC primaries. Guest: Greg David, editorial director of Crain’s New York Business.

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One Dollar in Ten

Thursday, August 27, 2009

WNYC’s Ilya Marritz on why 10 percent of all US medical spending is on diabetes treatment.

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Why Ex-Cons Don’t Wash Dishes

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

WNYC’s Lisa Chow explains the difficulties of finding jobs for ex-convicts, the disabled, high school dropouts, and other hard-to-employ groups.

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Not Settling

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Charles Schwab rebuts charges over auction rate securities. Guest: Elizabeth Rappaport, reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

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400,000 Jobless in NYC

Monday, August 24, 2009

The number of jobless people in New York City has topped 400,000, according to an analysis by City Comptroller William Thompson. That's the highest figure since 1992. The comptroller has also found a 70 percent increase in the number of New Yorkers who continue to ...

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The Market, Collared

Monday, August 24, 2009

The ins and outs of pet couture in a down economy. Guest: WNYC’s Arun Venugopal.

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