Louise Story

New York Times

Louise Story appears in the following:

Judge Sends SEC, Bank of America to Trial

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

As President Obama spoke on Wall Street about the urgent need for tighter financial regulation, a federal judge issued a scathing ruling about how poorly regulators have been doing th...

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Obama Speaks On and To Wall Street

Monday, September 14, 2009

President Obama will give a speech on Wall Street today: the one-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. We talk to New York Times finance reporter Louise Story to look a...

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Waiting on Washington: Health Care and Financial Regulation

Monday, September 14, 2009

Our Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, looks at the chances that Congress will reach an agreement on a health care bill this week. Then Louise Story, Wall Street and finance rep...

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Economic Indicators: Saving Jobs and Trying Times

Friday, September 11, 2009

The White House announced this week that its $787 billion economic stimulus package has saved or created more than 1 million jobs since it was enacted in February. To help us parse th...

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Consumers Pay Off Debt at Record Rate

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Americans paid off $21.6 billion in credit card debt and other consumer loans in July. That is the biggest decline in consumer debt since 1943, when the Federal Reserve started keepin...

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One Year On: The Fall of Lehman Brothers

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

All week long we are reviewing the year that was: the year that marked the beginning of the financial meltdown and the recession that we continue to live through. Today we are focusin...

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Jobs Numbers Don't Count Discouraged Seekers

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Unemployment numbers last week showed the U.S. jobless rate at 9.7 percent: the highest since 1983. This number may be misleadingly low, however; the official unemployment rate counts...

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Biggest Borrowing Bailed-out Banks Bang Back Bucks

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Our partners at The New York Times reported that profits collected from eight of the biggest bailed-out banks have fully repaid their debts to the U.S. government. Even though the $4 ...

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Leading Indicators: Home Sales on the Rise

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The National Association of Realtors will release their numbers on pending home sales later this morning; those numbers are predicted to be up for the sixth consecutive month. Louise ...

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Fannie, Freddie Post Big Returns One Year Post-Takeover

Monday, August 31, 2009

Just a year ago, the government stepped in and took over struggling mortgage and loan security giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They were the first major companies deemed "too big t...

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FDIC: Breaking the Piggy Bank

Friday, August 28, 2009

The FDIC, the body that insures the money we put into our bank accounts, is currently supporting 416 failed and "problem" banks. Is all that strain on our nation's banking backbone a ...

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Swiss Banks: Not So Secret Anymore

Thursday, August 20, 2009

After long negotiations, the Swiss bank UBS announced yesterday that it had reached a deal with the Internal Revenue Service. Part of the deal requires the bank to give the I.R.S. th...

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Back to School Shopping Blues

Monday, August 17, 2009

It's back to school time, which means that while parents head to stores to outfit their kids for a new school year, schools need to refresh their supplies as well. Some economists sa...

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Latest Economic Data Thoroughly Mixed

Friday, August 14, 2009

Louise Story, finance reporter for the New York Times, joins The Takeaway to help parse the latest economic data. The Consumer Price Index remained flat in July, making for an annual...

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Automaker Bids on Ebay

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

General Motors is trying something new: it's letting consumers buy new cars on the auction site eBay. Will it work? Approximately three million used cars have been sold online in the...

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Business Take: Will Interest Rates Rise?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Fed meets today to consider raising interest rates. Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, helps us forecast the possible results if and when the Fed does change rates.

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Is the Recession Over?

Monday, August 10, 2009

On Friday the Department of Labor announced fewer job losses for the month of July since the current economic crisis hit bottom last Fall. Even the credit markets seem to be thawing o...

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Bank of America and the SEC Face Off in Federal Court

Monday, August 10, 2009

Two strange bedfellows will face a judge in federal court today: Bank of America and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Takeaway talks to Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times.

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Cash for Clunkers Cashed-Out

Friday, July 31, 2009

Last week we reported on the Obama administration's “cash for clunkers” program—where you can trade in your old beater for a credit on a new, more fuel efficient car. The rewards pro...

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Are Wall Street Bonuses Making a Comeback?

Friday, July 31, 2009

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office reported yesterday that Wall Street bonuses are back. This is just in time for the vote in the House today on the Executive Compensatio...

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