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David D. Kirkpatrick

August 7, 2000 | Feature
Thy Neighbor's Budget

Why do New Yorkers all feel poor? Taxicabs and restaurants, of course. But for a fuller picture of the city's spending habits, we asked seven New Yorkers from all walks of life to tell us where it goes. We learned that it's still possible to live the good life here -- if only you made a few thousand more. . . .

May 15, 2000 | Feature
Inside the Happiness Business

Before a drug like Celexa can ease the minds of patients, marketers must capture the minds of doctors -- using free gifts, dinners, propaganda, and research funds. A hard look at the hard sell.

May 1, 2000 | Feature
Street Addict

The city is less dependent on the stock market than in '87, right? Wrong. Almost 20 percent of the city's income is made on Wall Street -- which could mean catastrophe in a crash.

March 6, 2000 | Feature
Poisoned at the Source

When Times reporter Tim O'Brien took on a source in the Bank of New York scandal, he found himself in a strange new world in which the investigator became the investigated.

October 4, 1999 | Feature
The Bell Tolls for the Big Board

Led by chairman Richard Grasso, the New York Stock Exchange, the heart and emblem of American capitalism, is trading the trading floor as we know it for an uncertain electronic future.

September 20, 1999 | Feature
Flatiron Grip

Who owns the right to use an iconic building in a company logo?

August 23, 1999 | Feature
"Arts" of the Deal

How did a one-page bookworm's delight become the Net's hottest property?

August 2, 1999 | Feature
Insider Trading

How does the chairman of the SEC spend his spare minutes? One word: eBay.

July 19, 1999 | Feature
Barnes & Noble's Jekyll and Hyde

You've heard of the bad Len Riggio, bludgeoning publishers, strangling independent bookstores. The good Len Riggio funds schools, museums, and libraries and says his evil side is a figment of his enemies' imaginations.

April 26, 1999 | Feature
The Luxury Wars

French luxury tycoon Bernard Arnault owns more fashion houses than some men do suits. But when he tried to add Gucci to his collection, the fireworks could be seen all the way to Seventh Avenue. The inside story of the season's most sensational fashion show.