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WNYC News

Foot Traffic

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New York City tries to lure tourists despite worldwide recession.

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WNYC News

Plastic, Paper, and Metal

Monday, December 29, 2008

Wild swings in commodities prices test the city’s recycling program.

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WNYC News

Financial 411: Dreary Holiday Spending

Friday, December 26, 2008

Signs of dreary holiday spending are dimming hopes for a big year-end rally. Greg David, Editorial Director at Crains New York Business, joins us now to recap the week in economic news.

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WNYC News

Making Numbers Make Sense

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Why too many zeroes makes people zone out.

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WNYC News

Laid Off Media Workers Pick up the Pieces

Sunday, December 21, 2008

For several years, book publishers, newspapers and magazines have struggled to stay profitable. Now it looks like they are losing that struggle. Publisher Houghton Mifflin has stopped buying manuscripts. The Tribune Company has filed for bankruptcy. And the mighty New York Times is so squeezed ...

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NYC Layoffs Spread to Retail and Construction

Friday, December 19, 2008

Greg David, editorial director of Crain's New York Business, joins us for a wrap up of the week's economic news.

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WNYC News

Time to Retire the 401 (k)?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The unemployment rate in New York State shot up last month, from 5.7 to 6.1 percent. It's the biggest jump in unemployment in seven years. Citing the bad economy, Federal Express announced today it will stop offering to match its employees' 401(k) retirement plan contributions.

It ...

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Obama Taps Mary Schapiro to Head SEC

Thursday, December 18, 2008

President-elect Obama is expected to name Mary Schapiro to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Schapiro is currently CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the largest independent regulator for securities firms. Schapiro would be the first permanent female chairman of Wall Street’s top regulator. ...

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Budget Cuts Hit Schools Hard

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The city's Department of Education is preparing a list of possible budget cuts, to be delivered to City Hall on Monday, following Mayor Bloomberg's request that agencies slice another seven percent from their budgets. The schools could wind up with a total of $1.5 billion ...

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Smith Mum on Thorny State Finances

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith may want to become the leader of the Senate, when Democrats take control of the body next month. But he didn't show much leadership today, as he dodged questions about major issues at a civic organization breakfast. WNYC's Arun Venugopal ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Charities Collapse Under Ponzi Scheme

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Dennis Berman, deputy editor of the Money & Investing section of the Wall Street Journal, explains why the fallout of the Madoff Ponzi scheme will hit Jewish charities especially hard.

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WNYC News

Like an Old Balloon…

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A silver lining to the financial mess we're in: prices really are dropping, and not just on West Texas crude. Clothes, cars, even the proverbial pint of milk have all gotten cheaper. David Leonhardt writes about deflation, or falling prices, for The New York Times, ...

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Unpleasant, Unpopular, and Early

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Governor Paterson reveals his proposed austerity budget.

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City Launches Free Financial Helpline

Monday, December 15, 2008

Have your credit cards or mortgage payments become characters in your nightmares? Then the city's free financial hotline might help.

All this week, volunteers from financial institutions and universities will be answering calls from 9 AM to 7 PM.

Consumer Affairs Commissioner Jonathan Mintz says the "Money ...

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Burned by Bernard

Monday, December 15, 2008

The Madoff mayhem, and what it means.

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High Stakes Financial Thievery

Friday, December 12, 2008

First we heard about Marc Dreier, the Manhattan attorney who allegedly scammed investors out of $380 million through impeccably orchestrated schemes.

And then late yesterday we learned that the SEC and FBI have each brought fraud charges against of Bernard Madoff, a hedge fund operator who ...

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National Public Radio, Reduced

Thursday, December 11, 2008

NPR explains why it’s cutting staff and programs.

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Lots of Clouds, Little Sunshine

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

As the economy deteriorates, city agencies are told to make more budget cuts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Education of Ben Bernanke

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

John Cassidy, staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Dot.Con: How America Lost Its Mind and Money in the Internet Era, explains why Ben Bernanke did what he did during the economic meltdown.

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Brooklyn Blues and Reds

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Retailers report sales are down this season 40 to 50 percent.

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