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The 40-year-old roommate

May 31, 2007
Commentator and New York City renter Doug Cordell is here to tell you that the falling housing market has its wider impacts. Like, having to share a place with a guy singing arias in an open bathrobe.
Posted In: Housing, New York

How realistic is Congress' budget?

May 16, 2007
Congressional Democrats announced their 2008 budget plan, totalling $2.9 trillion. But is it worth the reams of paper it's written on? Budget watcher Maya McGuineas takes a look at the details with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: New York

Freelance-onomics 101: Bosses are for suckers

May 15, 2007
Something just doesn't feel right about having to answer to a boss, no? Freelance speechwriter James Braly explains that you take a big chance putting your livelihood in one person's hands. Better to spread the risk around. And give him a condo already.
Posted In: Housing, New York

Subprime neighborhoods

May 8, 2007
People in poor, minority neighborhoods were prime targets for subprime lenders, so when that market crumbled those areas were hardest hit. A nonprofit group has plotted maps showing the disparity in New York City. Ilya Marritz walks us through it.
Posted In: Housing, New York

You gotta pay to play, kids

May 7, 2007
Critics of a deal that gives 20 NYC private schools dibs on the best practice times at Randall's Island ball fields say it's shutting out low-income kids who would most benefit from the space. Alisa Roth has the story.
Posted In: New York, Sports

Cash incentives for NYC's poor

Apr 26, 2007
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to replicate a program being used in Mexico that offers cash incentives to poor families who meet certain goals, like keeping their children in school. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Mexico, New York

Chase wants public money for Ground Zero plan

Apr 25, 2007
JP Morgan Chase has said it would be a big part of the post-9/11 recovery of Manhattan's Ground Zero by building a 50-story tower nearby. But now it wants more from the city before it'll commit. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

Cash incentives for NYC's poor

Apr 25, 2007
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to replicate a program being used in Mexico that offers cash incentives to poor families who meet certain goals, like keeping their kids in school. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

A drive in Manhattan could cost you

Apr 20, 2007
New York City's Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce a proposal to charge drivers entering busy parts of Manhattan as much as $8 for the privilege. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York

Hillary v. Rudy?

Apr 16, 2007
Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani have taken the early lead in polls for the presidential election. If the two New Yorkers end up going head-to-head in 2008, Wall Street might have to hedge its bets.
Posted In: New York, Washington

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