Ilya Marritz

Ilya Marritz appears in the following:

Financial 411: The Economic Case for Locally-Grown

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Reuters’ finance blogger Felix Salmon says it makes sense to watch food-miles, even if you aren’t concerned about climate change.

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Financial 411: Paterson Ends His Campaign

Friday, February 26, 2010

CUNY’s Greg David on Gov. Paterson as lame duck, and Cuomo’s record on business.

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Stimulus Watch: Slow Progress in Weatherizing Homes

Friday, February 26, 2010

The economic stimulus enacted one year ago contained a huge grant to weatherize homes. But this week, two government reports highlighted New York's slow progress in the program.

New York plans to use its $400 million federal grant to make 45,000 homes more energy efficient. But ...

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Financial 411: Sugar and Taxes

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New York's health commissioner, Dr. Richard Daines, wants a tax on soda to fight obesity.

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Financial 411: Bathroom Break

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New York City’s 5,000 street food vendors say the city is overzealous in enforcing bathroom breaks. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal reports. Also: Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Wall Street bonuses.

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Liu Proposes Changes to NYC Pension Fund Management

Friday, February 19, 2010

The manager of New York City's $98 billion pension fund, City Comptroller John Liu, says he wants to revoke a ban on middlemen who arrange private equity deals.

The ban went into effect last spring in response to an alleged kickback scheme at the state pension ...

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NY State Plans to Close Parks in Budget Crunch

Friday, February 19, 2010

State parks officials are proposing shutting Brookhaven State Park in Suffolk County, and 40 other parks throughout New York, in an effort to bridge an $8.2 billion budget deficit.

They also want to slash services at 23 other parks. Jones Beach would lose its Fourth ...

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Financial 411: Duane Reade Changes Hands

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow explains Walgreen’s’ acquisition of the iconic New York drugstore. Also, Andrea Bernstein on what the economic stimulus has accomplished in our area.

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Financial 411: Bananas and Gold

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thousands of mortgage brokers have had to invent new careers for themselves. WBUR’s Curt Nickisch reports.

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Financial 411: Money, Politics, and the $177 Bagel Sandwich with Soda.

Friday, February 12, 2010

CUNY’s Greg David explains what else is in the Larry Seabrook indictment. Plus: questions over the Aqueduct casino contract, and the cost of snow.

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Financial 411: A Better Bottom Line? Move the Printer!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

An efficiency expert explains how businesses can save money and time. The Planet Money team speaks with Matt LeBlanc.

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Improper Influence? Menendez Sought to Help Failing Bank

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

First BankAmericano, based in Elizabeth, NJ, was one of 140 banks the FDIC took over last year, and one of just two in the New York metro area. As I reported last December, the bank was sunk by an un-diversified portfolio consisting mostly of real estate loans.

Today, ...

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Financial 411: So Long, Richie Rich?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

New Jersey debates "wealth flight." Guests: Hans Dekker of the Community Foundation of New Jersey and Mary Forsberg of New Jersey Policy Perspectives

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Small Biz Owners Line Up for Loans

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

After record profits for Wall Street in 2009, the Obama administration is making Main Street and small businesses a focus in 2010. In downtown Manhattan, there was a government-sponsored matchmaking event for small businesses and banks. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports there was attraction, if not ...

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Gold At a Discount

Friday, February 05, 2010

Every new condo that wants to get noticed gives itself a name. Oro means “gold” in Spanish.

And the developers’ original vision for life in The Oro, a 40-story, 300-unit beige brick tower was glittering.

A promotional video for the project was packed ...

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Financial 411: What’s In A Name?

Friday, February 05, 2010

A ballpark name change and what it means for Brooklyn. Guest: Greg David, Director of the Business & Economics Reporting Program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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Financial 411: Who’s “Average”?

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says “average” pay in the financial sector is $70k, but it depends how you calculate it. WNYC’s Arun Venugopal explains. Also: Bob Hennelly on Gov. Chirs Christie’s casino challenge.

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Financial 411: Going Once…Riverton Apartments

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

A Harlem housing complex heads for the auction block as the owner misses his loan payments. Guest: Charles Bagli of The New York Times.

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Trustee of Madoff's Estate Sued by Victims

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Thousands of investors who lost their savings with Bernard Madoff have a case before a U.S. bankruptcy court judge this morning. As WNYC's Ilya Marritz tells us, the investors want the court-appointed trustee of the Madoff estate, Irving Piccard, to award them up to $500,000 ...

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Financial 411: Agony on the Aegean

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli on what ails Greece’s economy.

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