Lisa Chow

Lisa Chow appears in the following:

The Art of the 15-Second Business Pitch

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Think you've got a good idea for a business? Now you've got to convince someone else it's a good idea. That's where the business pitch comes in.

In SoHo this week, some first-time entrepreneurs are figuring out how best to pitch investors-- in just 15 seconds. ...


Financial 411: Could the Federal Reserve Have Done More to Prevent the Financial Crisis?

Monday, April 12, 2010

NPR’s Planet Money team gets a rare interview with president of the New York Fed, Bill Dudley.


Federal Panel Grills Former Citi Execs on Market Losses

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Yesterday a federal commission repeatedly pressed two former Citigroup executives asking them to accept some form of responsibility for the huge losses that the bank incurred in 2007 and 2008 resulting in a $45 billion taxpayer bailout. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports on the moment that ...


Financial 411: Apartment Sales Double in Manhattan

Monday, April 05, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow discusses first quarter residential real estate numbers.


Magazine Publishing World Braces for Apple's iPad

Thursday, April 01, 2010

New York’s battered magazine industry is getting ready for Apple’s iPad, which comes to stores on Saturday. Most magazine publishers haven’t even touched the new tablet computer. All they know is that it has the potential to dramatically change the way they do business.


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What the iPad May Do to Magazine Publishing

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

WNYC reporter Lisa Chow discusses how Apple’s forthcoming product will impact the magazine publishing industry.

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Independent Budget Office: Recession Mild, but Risks Continue

Friday, March 26, 2010

A new report by the city's Independent Budget Office shows the current recession will be one of the mildest for New York City since World War II. However, IBO Director Ronnie Lowenstein says the city still faces some big risks, most notably, from the state's economic woes.

"Because so much ...


City Unemployment Falls; Signs of Some Job Growth

Thursday, March 25, 2010

New York City's unemployment rate fell for the second month in a row to 10.2 percent. The State Department of Labor released new data today showing that the education and food-service sectors continued to add jobs in February.

The city's colleges and universities added more than ...


Financial 411: Tracking the Life (or Death) of a Toxic Asset

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WNYC’s Amy Eddings speaks to David Kestenbaum of NPR’s Planet Money team, which invested $1,000 in one of the bonds that helped bring down banking giants Bears Stearns and Lehman Brothers.


Lehman Bankruptcy Could be Most Expensive in History

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The largest bankruptcy in US history will also likely be the most expensive. Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy estate has paid nearly $680 million in fees to lawyers, financial advisors and restructuring consultants, according to a court filing this past week. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: The biggest ...


Cuomo Expands Public Pension Probe

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Will investigate the practice of padding pensions by working overtime in the last three years of service.


Attorney General’s Probe Focuses on ‘Pension Padding’

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is expanding his investigation into pension fund corruption. Instead of focusing on those who manage the $130 billion public pension fund, as he’s done for the last three years, he is looking into public employees who collect pensions and ...


Financial 411: The Booming Business of Bankruptcy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

WNYC's Lisa Chow reports on how much business the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, the largest in U.S. history, has generated for law firms, turnaround consultants, and financial advisers.


Cuomo's Proposed Pension Fund Board Stalls

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has made headway in his investigation into alleged corruption at the state's pension fund, with the guilty plea of a top state investment officer this week. Yet one of his key reform proposals has been stalled in Albany. WNYC's ...


Guilty Plea in NYS Pension Scandal

Thursday, March 11, 2010

There's been a guilty plea from a key figure in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's ongoing investigation into pension fund corruption. WNYC's Lisa Chow reports.

REPORTER: David Loglisci managed the pension fund's investments from 2003 to 2007. Yesterday he admitted to helping direct hundreds of millions of ...


Mobile Games: Turning 99 Cents Into a Million Dollars

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cell phone games sell for as little as 99 cents and can generate millions of dollars in profit. The market for mobile games is booming and developers in New York City are getting in on it.

And not every game involves a bloody car chase, grunting ...


Financial 411: The Extreme Sport of Coupon Cutting

Monday, March 08, 2010

WNYC’s Amy Eddings talks to Timothy Martin, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, about how some people are saving hundreds of dollars every month cutting, downloading, and printing coupons.


Financial 411: Bank Branch Building Boom is Over

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Guest: Robin Sidel, reporter with the Wall Street Journal.


The Senators from Goldman Sachs?

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The Senate has been stalled in passing new financial regulation, and there's been a lot of talk about how effective the industry has been in influencing members of Congress. So I decided to look at just how much the financial industry has contributed to our region's representatives.

I called ...


Financial 411: Schumer Tops the List

Monday, March 01, 2010

WNYC’s Lisa Chow looks at campaign contributions from the financial industry to local politicians.