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Feds open way to NYC congestion tax

Aug 14, 2007
The federal government has offered New York City $354 million to pay for Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to charge a fee for vehicles entering the busiest areas of Manhattan. The mayor says it will be good for the economy. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: New York, Taxes

Subway flooding slows NYC commuters

Aug 8, 2007
Heavy weather and flooding shut down subways in New York City, leaving commuters steaming on one of the hottest and most humid days of the year. It was another reminder of failing infrastructure. Ashley Milne Tyte reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

New restaurant labor law on NYC's table

Jul 31, 2007
Most New York City restaurants depend on low-wage workers, often immigrants who are easier to mistreat. So the city council will consider a bill that would put labor law violations on par with health code infractions. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Immigration, New York

Explosion exposes NYC's aging systems

Jul 19, 2007
The steam-pipe explosion in Midtown Manhattan reminded New Yorkers just how vulnerable their aging infrastructure is. We asked Alisa Roth to look at the cost of keeping it up.
Posted In: Health, New York

It's a Starbucks world after all

Jul 19, 2007
Independent coffeehouses are finding it increasingly challenging to compete against the big corporate chains setting up shop all over New York City. Rents are rising and cafes operate in small change. Lisa Chow looks at what they're doing to survive.
Posted In: New York, Retail

Suit maker finds a good fit in U.S.

Jul 18, 2007
Hickey Freeman has been making men's suits for more than a century. The American company refuses to outsource production, but it still has had to make unconventional changes. Daniel Weiss reports.
Posted In: New York, Retail

Murdoch poised to acquire Dow Jones

Jul 17, 2007
The Dow Jones board was set to vote today on a deal that would sell the Wall Street Journal's parent company to Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp for $5 billion. Forbes magazine's Dennis Kneale talked with Kai Ryssdal about it.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Bloomberg's traffic plan hits gridlock

Jul 10, 2007
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Washington today lobbying for federal transportation funds, but it's a no-go if he can't get his state legislature behind a plan to cut traffic by charging drivers $8 to enter Manhattan. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: New York, Washington

NYC plans to downsize classes

Jul 6, 2007
For years, New York City has been demanding more money for its schools. The money's finally come through, and the chancellor says he's planning to spend a big chunk to reduce class sizes. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

A little NBA Draft Day math

Jun 28, 2007
Tonight 30 NBA teams will select 60 players to join their ranks. It'll be televised in 115 countries in 18 languages, and some of the newest NBA ballers will be foreign themselves. It all adds up to some nice global padding on the bottom line, Jill Barshay reports.
Posted In: New York, Sports

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