Jim ZarroliJim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.
Frank Russo, a retired resident of Nassau County, pays nearly $16,000 in property taxes a year. Local government officials say the high taxes are driving people out of the county.
A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange looks at stocks during the final minutes of trading on May 6. The Dow fell more than 600 points in a few minutes in what became known as the "flash crash."
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Retired cosmetics executive Mark Goldsmith, who runs the nonprofit Getting Out and Staying Out, gives inmates tips about how to handle job interviews. "People usually make up their minds in the first 30 seconds or minute," he says.