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Questions for Timothy Geithner

Monday, November 24, 2008

The next Treasury secretary was there when Bear Stearns was rescued, and Lehman Brothers drowned. What should senators ask him before they give him the keys to the Treasury?

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WNYC News

Treasury Pick Buoys Wall St., Citigroup Shares Dwindle

Friday, November 21, 2008

US stocks rallied today on word that president-elect Barack Obama has picked Tim Geitner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to be treasury chief.

But more ominous signs from Citigroup are keeping the financial mood sour, certainly here in New York. Greg David, ...

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WNYC News

Day Traders React to Market Volatility

Friday, November 21, 2008

Maybe you’re checking the stock market every day, a few times a day, or never … particularly in a week like this. Investors saw another bottom yesterday, when the Dow closed at its lowest level in six years. WNYC’s Lisa Chow went to an office ...

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Mounting Anxiety and a Falling Market

Friday, November 21, 2008

It keeps on getting worse. As the Dow Jones tumbles lower and lower, individual investors face mounting confusion and anxiety. And that’s not an ideal state of mind for decision making -- as one firm is trying to remind its clients. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter reports.

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WNYC News

James Kwak's Financial Wrap

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stocks dropped through the floor today as Democrats chose to delay action on bailing out the auto industry. The Dow sunk even further below 8,000, down 445 point to 7552, a 5.5 percent drop. The Nasdaq also fell more than 5 percent down 70 points ...

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WNYC News

Influencers Change Their Tactics

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marketing companies love New York City because of the high concentration of so-called “influencers”. But with the downturn in the economy, some marketers who target the young and hip are revising their business plans. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz brings us this report from the liquor promotions ...

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WNYC News

Paterson Heads to Washington After Albany Failure

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gov. Paterson heads to Washington today, hoping for more success with Congress than he had yesterday with state lawmakers. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

REPORTER: Top on Gov. Paterson's beltway agenda will be shoring up the state's unemployment trust fund so it can handle the jump ...

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WNYC News

A Closer Look at Federal Reserve Loans

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says one reason he's abandoned plans to buy up toxic mortgage securities is that they are just too hard to put a concrete value on, since no one else is interested in buying them.

But that hasn't stopped his colleagues at the ...

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WNYC News

The “Millionaire’s Tax” – Pro and Con

Monday, November 17, 2008

Should Albany raise taxes on the very richest New Yorkers in order to plug the budget hole?

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WNYC News

What Does Developer Larry Silverstein Think of the Economy?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Real estate moguls huddled in the Waldorf-Astoria yesterday, and WNYC’s Lisa Chow was there.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bubble-iscious

Thursday, November 13, 2008

James Grant, founder and editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer and the author of Mr. Market Miscalculates: The Bubble Years and Beyond, offers his insight into what went wrong with the economy and how to fix it.

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WNYC News

“Our aim should not be more government -- it should be smarter government”

Thursday, November 13, 2008

President Bush warns against too much oversight of Wall Street, but Michael Greenber of the University of Maryland thinks differently.

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WNYC News

About Those Troubled Assets…

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Treasury says no bailout money will go to mortgage-backed securities. New York contemplates “green jobs” and Douglas Holtz-Eakin says he is “underwhelmed” by Paulson’s performance.

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WNYC News

Why Does Everyone Want to be a Bank Holding Company?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Amex’s decision to reclassify itself, plus job hunt tips for out-of-work Wall Streeters.

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WNYC News

Little Hiring and Lots of Firing in City's Financial Sector

Friday, November 07, 2008

All the bank failures, bank conversions, and bank mergers mean New York’s once thriving financial sector is shedding jobs - fast. Ten thousand this past year, and an estimated 30,000 more in the coming year. Recruiters say there’s a lot of talent on the street, ...

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WNYC News

Chasing That Good Old New-car Smell

Thursday, November 06, 2008

New Jersey auto dealers feel stranded as credit and consumer confidence both dry up.

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WNYC News

Obamanomics

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

What president-elect Obama can do to re-set America’s financial system.

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WNYC News

What’s Black and White and Shrinking?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Blogger Jeff Jarvis on newspaper and magazine layoffs, and what media can do to save itself.

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WNYC News

The New York (Business) State of Mind

Monday, November 03, 2008

From Buffalo to Long Island, state businesses are suffering from a nosedive in consumer confidence.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bankers and Bailouts: Lobbyists in Washington

Friday, October 31, 2008

We hear a lot about “Main Street” and “Wall Street,” but what about “K Street”? Over the past few decades, the financial industry and an army of lobbyists have pushed for more and more deregulation in Washington. We look at the complicated relationship between the financial industry, regulators and lobbyists. ...

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