Wed April 3, 2013
Author Interviews

The Botched NY Real Estate Deal That Lost 'Other People' Billions

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:50 pm

The Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town apartment complex is seen from Waterside Plaza in 2006, the same year it was sold in a record-breaking real estate deal.
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The middle-income housing projects Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village sit on an 80-acre patch of Lower Manhattan. In 2006, they came to epitomize the lunatic excess of the housing boom when their 11,232 apartments sold for $5.4 billion. They were bought at a competitive auction by Tishman Speyer Properties and BlackRock Realty.

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Wed March 27, 2013
Financial Basics For Baby Boomers

Planning For Retirement When Savings Fall Short

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 6:04 am

For most Americans, the math for a comfortable retirement may never add up.


Mon March 25, 2013
Planet Money

Ask A Banker: Why Do People Keep Trying To Give Me Money?

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 10:17 am

Not just an empty suit.
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Mon March 25, 2013
Around the Nation

Free Tax Help Protects Low-Income Filers From Pricey Loans

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 7:50 am

As this year's tax deadline approaches, hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans are relying on free services to help them with their returns.

Tax preparation fees — even a few hundred dollars — can be a burden for those living on the margins. And taxpayers desperate for cash can fall prey to high-cost loan offers that eat into their refunds

At the free tax-preparation site at the main library in Washington, D.C., about 30 taxpayers wait for help from volunteers.

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Fri March 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Record $614 Million In Penalties Levied As Insider Trading Cases Are Settled

Connecticut-based hedge fund CR Intrinsic Investors "has agreed to pay more than $600 million to settle SEC charges that it participated in an insider trading scheme involving a clinical trial for an Alzheimer's drug," the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Friday.

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