Louise Story appears in the following:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
- FINANCE TAKEOUT: A new report by the Pew Center gives a failing grade on eight states' pension funds. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story explains.
- OLYMPICS: Daily News sportswriter Nate Vinton joins us with a look at women's Olympic skiing. American women took the top two spots in downhill skiing — including a triumphant gold for an injured Lindsey Vonn.
- LISTENERS RESPOND: By email, phone and posts on our website, listeners weigh in on news of President Obama's nuclear power ambitions.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
- BUSINESS TAKEOUT: European investors are focusing on the debt in countries like Greece and Italy, but domestic analysts will be watching the U.S. Treasury, which releases the monthly deficit figures this afternoon. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story brings us more.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: New York Times sports reporter John Branch brings us up to speed with the latest Olympic news.
- LISTENERS RESPOND: We asked listeners which hobby you'd like to turn into a money-making venture. Here's what you said.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
- BUSINESS TAKEOUT: The Greek finance minister, George Papaconstantinou, is attempting to reassure the European Union that his country's deficit problems are largely under control, but New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us that not everybody is buying his story.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin takes a look at some possible moves that could happen before Wednesday afternoon's NBA trade deadline.
- DOGS TAKEOUT: After more than a hundred submissions and several days of voting, the listeners' favorite was clear: a chihuahua named Benny, photographed looking anxious between a pair of Siamese cats. We spoke with the owner and her mother about Benny and the advantages of looking scared in a competition.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
- MONEY TAKEOUT: European Finance Ministers are uniting against a plan by President Obama to overhaul the banking system. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us more.
- OLYMPICS TAKEOUT: The international men's hockey tournament is heating up at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Freelance sports writer Dan Friedell joins us from Vancouver.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
- MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story takes a look at Google Buzz and privacy issues.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reports on heated contract negotiations between the NBA and players.
- RESPONSES: Listeners share their dream Olympic sports.
Monday, February 15, 2010
- AFGHANISTAN: Emal Pasarly, editor at the BBC Pashtu service gives us insight into how ordinary Afghans are responding to the joint offensive in their country.
- HOLLYWOOD LAND: The Trust for Public Land covered the Hollywood sign with a sheet saying, "Save the Peak" to raise awareness about a plan to cover the Cahuenga Peak with luxury houses being built. Sam Hodder from the Trust for Public Land joins us to talk about why they are doing this and how much money they need to raise to conserve the land.
- FINANCIAL TAKEOUT: New York Times Wall Street and finance contributor Louise Story details Wall Street's involvement in the current financial woes of European countries like Greece, Portugal and Italy.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
- MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story reports on a plan by fed chief Ben Bernanke to raise interest rates.
- TECH TAKEOUT: Yesterday, Google unveiled Buzz, a new social networking service that lets Gmail users share short status updates in much the same way they might on Twitter or Facebook. Is it the next big thing? Will it take Twitter down? Or is Google just inserting itself into another arena where it's not wanted? Fast Company tech blogger and Wired writer Cliff Kuang has used Buzz and shares his opinions.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
- Money Takeout: Yesterday, China unseated Germany’s long held position as the world’s top exporter. New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story analyzes the country's achievement and predicts what may be in store for its booming economic engine.
- Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich examines President Obama's unexpected press conference yesterday, where he made another call for bipartisanship on the Hill.
- Listeners Takeout: Listeners give us their tips on how to get healthy and stay in shape.
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Louise Story, business and finance reporter for The New York Times, talks to us about the Dow's dip below 10,000. Why is this the magic number?
Monday, February 08, 2010
- TERRORISM: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich goes back to Sarah Palin's comments on terrorism at the Tea party keynote convention.
- BUSINESS: New York Times financial reporter Louise Story tells us how Goldman Sachs pushed A.I.G. over the edge.
- RESPONSES: We've been asking listeners to suggest a name and a platform for a new political party. We hear some more suggestions.
Friday, February 05, 2010
Yesterday the headlines about Bank of America came fast and furious. The Security and Exchange Comission came to a new settlement deal with Bank of America for $150 million; now it has to be approved by the same judge who threw out a much smaller penalty last year. Louise Story, business and finance reporter for The New York Times, helps us decode the legal actions.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
- TALIBAN TAKEOUT: A senior intelligence official told the Associated Press that the U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died following a missile attack last month. We find out more from BBC correspondent Mark Dummetin Islamabad, Pakistan.
- MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times business reporter Louise Story says speculation abounds over what kind of bonus Goldman Sach's CEO Lloyd Blankfein might award himself.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, talks about the two kickers heading into the Super Bowl. This is a position that can make the difference between a Super Bowl champion or a complete afterthought.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
- FINANCE TAKEOUT: For the first time since the Great Depression homeowners are thinking about walking away from their homes, despite having the money to keep up with their mortgage payments. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us why.
- SCOUTS TAKEOUT: As the Boy Scouts of America turns 100 years old, its reintroducing itself to America. Part of the centennial plan is to recruit more Hispanics into the world of scouting. Marcos Nava, Hispanic Initiatives Team Leader with the scouting organization, explains the details and the motivation behind the plan.
- LISTENERS TAKEOUT: After we learned how the 1993 film, "Groundhog Day," has been used by religious communities, listeners tell us how the film has inspired them.
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
- CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reports on President Obama's trip to New Hampshire — and on the continued reaction back on Capitol Hill to the president's budget.
- AUTO TAKEOUT: We know that Toyota Motor Corporation’s recall of 6.5 million cars across eight of their product lines will cost the company at least $1 billion up front. Advertising consultant Cindy Gallop tells us that it will end up costing the company much more to repair its damaged brand.
- FINANCE TAKEOUT: New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story says the lifting of a ban on Super Bowl commercials with an activist message has paved the way for a commercial from the conservative group, Focus on the Family.
Monday, February 01, 2010
- AUTO TAKEOUT: Toyota is telling auto dealers this morning that new parts to fix unsafe gas pedals will reach them later this week. We find out more from Nick Bunkley, New York Times auto industry reporter.
- MEXICO TAKEOUT: Over the weekend, gunmen shot 21 high school football players in Ciudad Juarez, killing 13. The Houston Chronicle's Dudley Althaus joins us from Mexico City with grim details of the escalating drug violence brewing just south of the border.
- FINANCE TAKEOUT: Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is releasing his tell-all memoir of the financial collapse. New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story details some of the book’s revelations.
Friday, January 29, 2010
- BUSINESS TAKEOUT: New York Times reporter Louise Story reports on Apple's new iPad tablet. Many people don't like the name "iPad." In fact, some can't even pronounce it.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul Matin reportrs on the controversy surrounding the Pro Bowl. Does moving the game up to a week before the Super Bowl hurt the best players in the league— by forcing them to watch from the sidelines and lose a day of rest at home?
Thursday, January 28, 2010
- CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us from Capitol Hill with more reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.
- AUTO TAKEOUT: Because of faulty accelerators, Toyota decided this week to stop building and selling eight of it's most popular models, including the Camry and Corolla. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, joins tells us about the recall.
- BUSINESS TAKEOUT: The Federal Reserve decided this week to keep short-term interest rates near zero. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story joins us to discuss the Fed's move, and how it may help support economic recovery.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
- MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story explains how smart phones and other mobile devices are clogging wireless networks across the U.S.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: New York Times sports reporter Joe Drape gives us the latest on the Australian Open tennis tournament. Who will match Roger Federer and what are the chances of Serena Williams getting into the next round?
- LISTENER TAKEOUT: Listeners react to yesterday's conversation with a lucky survivor of the Haiti earthquake, who used his U.N. credentials to leave the country.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
- MONEY TAKEOUT: New York Times business and finance reporter Louise Story previews some of the revelations set to unfold as the House begins hearings into the government's bailout of AIG.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: The Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps the latest in tennis's Australian Open.
- LISTENERS TAKEOUT: In advance of the President’s address tonight, our listeners describe the state of the union in six words.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
- WASHINGTON TAKEOUT: Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us for a look at what we might expect from President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday night.
- BUSINESS TAKEOUT: The New York Times' Louse Story tells us about a new task force that President Obama promises will provide recovery and growth to a sector of the economy that’s been sorely overlooked in the recent spate of bail-outs and recovery bills.
- SPORTS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin joins us with the latest results from the Australian Open. Just this morning, Rafael Nadal bowed out of the contest after he suffered a knee injury during the quarterfinal against Andy Murray.