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Consumer Report: E-readers – Fast sellers, but a Smart Buy?

Reporter: Brandon Walker
Producer: Michelle Schacherer
In our Consumer Watch report, we take a look at e-readers. The handheld devices are fast sellers at stores and websites around the nation. Brandon Walker shows us if they’re worth the investment.

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New York Launches Taxi Share Program

Reporter/Producer: Carmen Perez
New York City rolled out a taxi share program earlier this week. At three stands in Manhattan, up to four riders can share a cab to the location of their choice along Park Ave. Carmen Perez has more on if private rides will give way to communal travel.

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Revamped Juvenile Justice System Focuses on Alternative Programs

Reporter: Saskya Vandoorne
Producer: Leslie E. Adkins
More than 5,000 juvenile offenders pass through the city’s detention system every year. Once they are released many offend again. Saskya Vandoorne reports on a different approach to juvenile incarceration.

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Tree Accident Reminds Passersby to be Safe

Reporter/Producer: Carmen Perez/Janelle Richards
Even though a tree branch heavy with snow killed a man in Central Park yesterday, people are still using the parks. As Carmen Perez reports, park-goers are now more cautious.

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Random Acts of Kindness in the City: One Tweet at a Time

Reporter: Leslie Picker

Producer: Leonard Schoenberger

Twitter…often used by millions for business or recreational reasons. But today’s New Yorker of the Week, Floyd Hayes, is the first to use the microblogging site to spread a ripple effect of kindness. Leslie Picker reports.

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Aired: February 26, 2010 | One Comment
City Digs Itself Out of Snowstorm

Reporter: Sherisse Pham
Producer: Kethevane Gorjestani
After the second blizzard of the year, the clean up has begun. Thousands of workers and almost two thousand snow plows are out on the streets clearing roads and sidewalks. Sherisse Pham has the story.

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Morningside, News »

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Morningside Heights’ Dirty Secret

Reporter: Alexandra King
Producer: Ryann Blackshere
Most new yorkers turn on their radiators to bring heat into their homes. But many buildings in Morningside Heights have polluting heat systems that are causing irreparable damage to air quality and our health.

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Paterson Will Not Run

Reporter/Producer: Thad Novak
Embattled New York governor David Paterson announced today that he will not seek election. Thad Novak has that story.

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School Closed Due to Snow Storm

Reporter: Amikka Smith
Producer: Olivia Manders
The City closed public schools this morning after saying last night they would be open today. Mayor Bloomberg says it was in the interest of safety but as Amikka Smith reports the late decision left parents scrambling.

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Rolling Along: Iraqi Refugee Finds New Life in Jordan

Reporter: Tammy Mutasa
Producer: Rory Kress
Nearly ten percent of Jordan’s population is made up of Iraqi refugees. As many struggle to find acceptance in a new country, for one young refugee, the story has a happy ending. Tammy Mutasa reports.

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