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Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz covers business for WNYC and is the host of "The Season."

He was born and raised in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. He attended Stuyvesant High School and Wesleyan University, and has also worked as a producer at WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show, a producer at NPR's All Things Considered, a reporter at Radio MultiKulti (sadly now defunct) in Berlin, Germany, and Radio Prague, in the Czech Republic.

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Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

The Uneasy Future of Germany's Refugees

Friday, July 29, 2016

As Germany continues to receive record numbers of refugees, far Right groups are harnessing anti-immigrant (and anti-media) sentiment to expand their cause.

Feds Expand Money Laundering Probe to All Five Boroughs – and Beyond

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

A government probe has already turned up some evidence of suspicious activity.

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Verizon Aims for a Makeover with Purchase of Yahoo!

Monday, July 25, 2016

While many people still think of Verizon as a phone business, it has other ambitions.

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Albany Lawmakers Vote to Make Some Airbnb Rentals Double Illegal

Friday, July 01, 2016

Under the new rules, people who list their apartments on sites like Airbnb could face stiff fines.

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If You Make Theater Affordable, Will It Bring a More Diverse Crowd?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

More than a decade ago, Signature Theatre made a bold move to diversify its audiences. The theory: you could get a broader mix of patrons by lowering prices.

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Four Ways New York Will Feel the ‘Brexit’

Friday, June 24, 2016

Voters in the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union, sending world financial markets into turmoil. The move will be felt in our area too.

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When Dirty Money Becomes Luxury Real Estate

Thursday, June 16, 2016

NPR follows the trail of a big bribe on the other side of the world until it reaches an unassuming apartment in Manhattan. This offers a glimpse into how money laundering works and why it is especially hard to unravel when dirty money becomes luxury real estate.

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Trying to Beat the Odds With Instagram and a Viola

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Today's fine arts grads are emerging into a job market that increasingly resembles the “gig economy,” full of freelancers and independent contractors, but precious few steady jobs.

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An Agreement ‘In Principle’ to End Strike By Verizon Workers

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tens of thousands of striking Verizon workers will likely be back on the job next week.

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Some Customers Suffer in Silence as Verizon Strike Grinds On

Monday, May 16, 2016

More than a month after tens of thousands of Verizon workers went on strike, customers seem to be feeling the consequences.

New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities reports  a 56 percent increase in complaints relating to Verizon's copper wire phone service. From the beginning of the strike last ...

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Cirque’s Plot to Conquer Broadway

Friday, May 13, 2016

Audiences are getting a chance to see the show before it officially opens later this month. What do they think?

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Risky Business

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cirque du Soleil's plans for a Broadway show pose professional, creative and physical risks.

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Cirque du Soleil Launches Itself Onto Broadway

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Canadian circus company, with outposts in Las Vegas and Dubai, aims to plant a flag in New York.

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Hamilton's Gatekeeper

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Tickets to "Hamilton" are almost impossible to come by. But there is a way, if you know a guy.

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Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike As Contract Talks Stall

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

About 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday demanding an extension on talks for a new labor contract. The workers are represented by two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America.

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Verizon Workers Prepare to Strike

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Nearly 15,000 workers in New York State may go on strike Wednesday morning unless they reach a last-minute deal with their employer.

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Goldman Sachs Settles Mortgage Meltdown Probe for $5 Billion

Monday, April 11, 2016

New York State will receive $670 million dollars from Goldman Sachs as part of a $5 billion payout by the bank to settle questions over its role in the 2008 financial crisis.

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Bronx Ice Center Project Frozen, For Now

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Work on a proposed world-class ice rink is on hold until the developers can show they have raised all the funds the city expects.

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Who Wins When Mixed Martial Arts Becomes Legal

Monday, March 28, 2016

Now that the New York legislature has voted to legalize professional mixed martial arts, new business opportunities could open up.

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Wall Street Bonuses Down, But Employment Is Up

Monday, March 07, 2016

Bonuses declined in 2015, reflecting a sagging stock market and lower profits in the financial sector.

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