Louise Story

New York Times

Louise Story appears in the following:

Takeouts: Business Bounces, Sports Scenes, and More Movies

Friday, October 16, 2009

  • Business Takeout: Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, has a look at ad-based businesses. Since Google's revenues are up, does that mean other advertising-based businesses (like newspapers) could rebound too?
  • Sports Takeout: We preview the weekend's NFL matches and discuss baseball's post-season with Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, The Takeaway's sports correspondent.
  • MovieTakeout: Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman gives us quick previews of films opening this weekend, including Paranormal Activity, "the little horror movie that could."

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Takeouts: Obama in NOLA, Wall Street in Washington, Baseball's NLCS

Thursday, October 15, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Washington Examiner White House correspondent Julie Mason says President Obama will face a tough crowd when he visits New Orleans tomorrow. Many city residents are upset that it's his first visit to the city and are unimpressed with his short, four-hour visit.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, previews Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series taking place in Los Angeles tonight. Will the LA Dodgers or the Philadelphia Phillies take the lead as the teams vie for a slot in the World Series?
  • Business Takeout: New York Times finance reporter Louise Story takes a look at why Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has surrounded himself with policy advisors from Wall Street firms. 

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The Dow, the Banks and the State of the Economy

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Yesterday the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the symbolic threshold of 10,000. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story says the news is interesting, but it doesn't say much about the overall health of the economy. Something that might: the banking sector. Also joining the conversation is New York Times economics correponsdent Edmund Andrews with a look at how the U.S. Treasury wants some bailed-out banks to start paying back their loans.

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Takeouts: Blue Dogs, Banks and Baseball

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Julie Mason, White House correspondent for The Washington Examiner, looks at two groups that weren't happy with the Baucus health care bill that just passed the Senate Finance Committee: unions and Blue Dog Democrats.
  • Business Takeout: The big banks release their earnings reports this week. What do the latest third-quarter earnings say about the state of the economy? New York Times finance reporter Louise Story gives us her take.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin takes a look ahead to the baseball playoff series.

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Takeouts: Health Care, Enron in Court, and Age in the Workplace

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

  • Business Takeout: The disgraced head of Enron, Jeff Skilling, is heading to the Supreme Court. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us what to watch in the case. She also gives us the details on another corporate fraud case that may be in the works against Bank of America, who is coming under closer scrutiny over some recently uncovered emails that reveal questionable behavior by the board of directors.
  • Washington Takeout: Julie Mason, White House correspondent for The Washington Examiner, says now that Sen. Max Baucus' (D-Mont.) health care reform bill has passed out of the Senate Finance Committee, the White House is going on the offensive for health care reform.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear your reactions to our story on age in the workplace.

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Takeouts: Republicans, Stimulus, Listener Reactions

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Julie Mason of The Washington Examiner talks about bickering in the Republican party. 
  • Business Takeout: New York Times reporter Louise Story on where the money from the second stimulus package will go. (Yes, we're likely to see a second one soon).
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners react to our coverage of President Obama's being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Takeouts: Insurance, Recaps and Trials

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Julie Mason, of The Washington Examiner, talks about a report by the American Health Industry Plans that says insurance premiums will rise if senate legislation passes.
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin recaps Monday Night Football and Monday Night Baseball.
  • Business Takeout: New York Times reporter Louise Story looks at the first criminal trial tied to the economic collapse.

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Business Takeout: Should Banks Help Pay for Health Care?

Monday, October 12, 2009

With Wall Street rebounding, some say the bailed-out banks should pony up and help other ailing industries, or directly pay for health care reform through new taxes on the financial sector. Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, tells us how soon this is likely to happen.

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Business Takeout: Federal Housing Agency Teeters

Friday, October 09, 2009

When lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac collapsed, the little-known Federal Housing Agency stepped in to fill the void for lenders. But now the FHA is facing a financial crisis of its own, and that has some analysts wondering if the FHA will soon need its own bailout. The Takeway talks to finance reporter Louise Story to find out more.

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Business Takeout: Google's Brave New Publishing World

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Google wants the world to be able read books online for free. That's great news for readers, but if reading books is free, how do authors get paid? Is the future of books neither paperback nor hardbound, but online? New York Times finance reporter Louise Story explains how authors are supposed to get paid in Google's brave new publishing world.

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Business Takeout: No End to Wall St. Bonuses in Sight

Thursday, October 08, 2009

  • There seems to be no end to the lavish bonuses that Wall St. firms – even previously struggling firms – continue handing out to their top employees. Even Merrill Lynch executives stand to make millions of dollars in extra pay this January, despite working for a bank that faltered and was bought by Bank of America. Finance reporter Louise Story breaks the story in today's New York Times: "In Merrill’s Failed Plan, Lessons for Pay Czar."

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Business Takeout: Are Prepaid Debit Cards a Good Idea?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

We take a look at the growing trend of buying prepaid debit cards, and whether it's financially good or bad. New York Times' finance reporter Louise Story helps us figure out if this is a good way to spend your money or just a bad decision.

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Business Takeout: Boost in Bank Stocks

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

We check in with New York Times finance reporter Louise Story about a rally in bank stocks.

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Business Takeout: Conde Nast Drops Titles

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Conde Nast is dropping Gourmet magazine, Cookie, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride from its roster. What's the next title this magazine giant will let go? Louise Story, Wall Street and finance reporter for The New York Times, looks at the reasons why.


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Business Takeout: Treasury Department Funds Misleading?

Monday, October 05, 2009

We speak with Louise Story, finance reporter for The New York Times, about new findings that say the Treasury Department may have misled the country when it declared some of the nation's largest banks "healthy."

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Business Takeout: Comcast & GE

Friday, October 02, 2009

Cable giant Comcast is reportedly in negotiations with GE to purchase their television and movies division, NBC Universal. Joining us to talk about this is New York Times finance reporter Louise Story.

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Business Takeout: Lender to Small Businesses Falters

Thursday, October 01, 2009

One of the largest lenders in the country to small businesses, CIT Group, may be headed for collapse. CIT is working to present restructuring plans to federal regulators by the end of today. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story joins us with the details.

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Business Takeout: Bank of America CEO to Leave

Thursday, October 01, 2009

New York Times finance reporter Louise Story joins us to talk about Bank of America's chief executive, Kenneth Lewis, stepping down.

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Finance: Mixed Signals on the Economic Recovery

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Key economic indicators are still giving mixed signals about the recovery of the nation's economy. Housing numbers were up, but now they are down; consumer confidence was rising, and now it's sagging. Adding to the agita, analysts still can't say if we have hit bottom or not. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story tells us what Wall Street is making of the ups and downs in housing and consumer confidence figures.

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Finance: Defending Short Selling?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A year after short selling stocks was decried for adding fuel to the fire of the financial meltdown, the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering cracking down on the practice. But some banks are pushing back. Louise Story, finance reporter from The New York Times, explains why.

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