Emily Belz

Emily is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in New York City. Follow Emily on Twitter @emlybelz.

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Ballpark figures

Money | Did a public-funding deal for construction of the new Yankee Stadium violate federal tax regulations?
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/19/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-The new Yankee Stadium going up in New York City is a $1.3 billion project, funded in part by public money, but not just from the people of New York. Federal taxpayers, thanks to the Internal Revenue Service providing tax exemptions, are indirectly tossing some dimes in the hat through lost property-tax revenue.

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Idea men

Money | Conservative leaders look to not-so-free market solutions to the financial crisis
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/19/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Neel Kashkari, assistant secretary for international economics and development at the U.S. Treasury, cleared his throat as he tried to speak Friday in Washington, D.C.

"When I don't get much sleep, it's hard to speak in the morning," he said.

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Operation cooperation

Crime | Coordinated efforts with other nations and agencies help U.S.
by Emily Belz
Posted 9/18/08, 12:00 am

WASHINGTON, D.C.-On Wednesday an international operation led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 175 people allegedly connected to the Mexican drug trafficking Gulf Cartel. Among those indicted in Washington, D.C., district court were three suspected leaders of the extremely violent group: Ezequiel Cardenas-Guillen, Heriberto Lazcano-Lazcano, and Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez.

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