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  • World Trade Center Developer Threatens Arbitration Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 4:12 PM ET

    The developer of the World Trade Center site has threatened to go to arbitration to settle a monthslong impasse to rebuild ground zero.

  • Bartender, Make It a Stiletto Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 12:40 PM ET
    Your Job, Your Life | A CNBC Special Report

    A man walks into a bar. He’s carrying a carpet under his arm. He wraps himself in the carpet, lies on the floor, covers his face and waits for people to step on him. A sign taped to the bar reads: “Step on carpet.”

  • Ruth Madoff: The Loneliest Woman in New York Monday, 15 Jun 2009 | 10:37 AM ET
    Ruth Madoff

    Ruth Madoff, 68, has not been charged with any crime or even questioned by prosecutors. But she has become perhaps the most vilified spouse of a financial rogue in history. When her husband, Bernard Madoff, divulged his Ponzi scheme, a $65-billion fraud for which he awaits sentencing later this month, Mrs. Madoff’s life was also ruined. Although no evidence has emerged to date that she conspired or even knew about her husband’s crimes, her plight has evoked no apparent public sympathy. She has been pilloried and turned into a pariah.

  • Yankees Selling Old Stadium Memorabilia Saturday, 9 May 2009 | 3:28 PM ET
    Yankee Stadium

    There has been plenty of talk about per game costs of some of the best seats in the new Yankee Stadium, but how much will an actual seat from the old stadium cost?

  • Swine Flu Myths: Wash Your Hands, Eat the Bacon Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 3:36 PM ET

    The threat of a global pandemic of swine flu has not only threatened the economic recovery, it’s put one of America’s greatest love affairs on the rocks: Our love of bacon. In the name of sizzling, smoky goodness, here are some common swine-flu myths—debunked.

  • Ee-Ee! Ooh-Ooh! Animals Get Pink Slips at Bronx Zoo Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 1:19 PM ET

    This recession is getting wild. Faced with a $15 million budget shortfall, the Bronx Zoo is being forced to hand out pink slips to hundreds of animals, including deer, antelopes, lemur and porcupines.

  • Credit Crunch Couture Comes into Vogue Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | 11:53 AM ET

    As the global economic slowdown digs its heels in and consumers tighten their belts and fret about jobs, the Alternative Arts organization hosted its annual Alternative Fashion Week in Spitalfields market, London, a platform for young, new designers.

  • Cuomo Seeks to Tie Bonuses to Performance: Report Friday, 13 Mar 2009 | 5:55 AM ET

    New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Rep. Barney Frank and other lawmakers are discussing a plan to link executive pay to the long-term performance of companies, the Wall Street Journal said.

  • Spitzer Is Back in D.C., This Time in Real Estate Friday, 6 Mar 2009 | 6:20 AM ET

    Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is working as a commercial real estate investor and has bought an office building just a block from the site of the infamous encounter with a high-class prostitute that led to his downfall.

  • Madoff Wants Wife to Keep $70 Million: Report Tuesday, 3 Mar 2009 | 6:41 AM ET

    Financier Bernard Madoff said his wife should be allowed to keep nearly $70 million worth of assets held in her name, including the Manhattan penthouse where he is currently under house arrest, because they are unrelated to his alleged fraud, the Wall Street Journal reported.

  • Lots to talk about given the Yankees offseason. Yankees president Randy Levine stopped by "Power Lunch" today.

  • Madoff Scandal Shaking Real Estate Industry Thursday, 18 Dec 2008 | 10:26 AM ET
    New York City

    Almost no segment of New York City’s real estate industry was spared in the Madoff scandal. Commercial brokers large and small, little-known developers and prominent families like the Wilpons and Rechlers all lost money to Bernard L. Madoff, the New York Times reports.

  • NYC Comptroller: City May Lose 165,000 More Jobs Tuesday, 9 Dec 2008 | 12:39 PM ET

    The economic downturn has not yet found a bottom, according to New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., who says huge job losses still lie ahead for the city.

  • If Big 3 Get Bailout, Charge More At Parking Meters! Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 4:21 PM ET
    Parking Meter

    Yesterday we learned that the windy city wants to lease its parking meters to a private company that would raise daytime hourly parking rates in downtown Chicago from $3 now to $6.50 by 2012. Sound exorbitant?

  • Manhattan skyline

    Given the chance to chat with several co-op owners, I asked the expected question: Will all the Wall Street layoffs really put a bullet in the island’s real estate market? The answers were mixed, some citing the still-high demand for housing in a city with relatively limited supply.

  • Bad Company, Good Stock: Cablevision Thursday, 7 Aug 2008 | 11:58 PM ET

    All week, the Fast Money crew has been looking in-depth at companies with less than stellar reputations, but whose stock may still be valuable in the long run. Today, the lens is turned on NY-area cable co Cablevision, run by the notorious Dolan family, much-hated by New Yorkers for -- among other things -- allowing Isiah Thomas to run the Knicks into the ground.

  • Following are Thursday's biggest winners and losers. Even with today's rough market, there were a number of pops, such as an internet florist, a Canadian fast food chain and a certain star athlete making the move to the Big Apple.

  • The Daily News and The Post Talk Business Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 9:41 AM ET
    News Corporation

    Rupert Murdoch, whose News Corporation owns The New York Post, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman, the real estate developer and owner of The Daily News, who for years have been bitter tabloid competitors, are considering the unthinkable: cooperation.

  • N.Y. Smokers Start Paying Highest Tax in US Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | 5:58 AM ET

    New Yorkers start paying the highest cigarette taxes in the nation Tuesday with the latest $1.25 spike per pack that officials expect to bring in $265 million a year.

  • New York City Takes On E-Waste Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 10:43 AM ET

    If New York City is the Big Apple, then it wants to make sure it is a green one by being the first major US city to introduce a law requiring residents and manufacturers to recycle used electronic devices.