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MID-DAY UPDATE: Congress can't meet a budget deadline -- push it back?

Sep 21, 2010
The federal government's budget year ends September 30th - and Congress is nowhere near passing a new budget. What do YOU do when you can't meet a...
Posted In: Airlines, Alzheimer's, Congress, dementia, distracted driving, Fashion Week, federal budget, General Motors, GM, grilled cheese, Ireland, mid-day update, New York, UN, United Nations

NYC fashionistas vs. U.N. delegates

Sep 21, 2010
New York's been pretty busy lately. Fashionistas gathered in Manhattan for Fashion Week and now diplomats around the world are in town for the U.N. General Assembly. Which gathering has a bigger economic impact on the city? Jeremy Hobson reports.
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NYC's underground grilled cheese

Sep 21, 2010
An entrepreneur named "Ronnie" in New York City's Lower East Side has found an intriguing way to do business: hungry customers get his number from a friend or a friend's friend, text him for a grilled cheese sandwich, and voila -- melted cheddar on Rye bread 15 minutes later. Brendan Francis Newnam gave it a try.
Posted In: New York

Economic impact of NYC Islamic center

Sep 10, 2010
After the memorial service commemorating 9/11 in New York, rallies are set to kick off a few blocks north of Ground Zero -- in front of the now-famous site of a planned Islamic center and mosque. Ashley Milne-Tyte asked some business owners in the neighborhood whether the center might help or hurt their bottom line.
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NYC walkers: Look out for male drivers

Aug 17, 2010
When you think of taxis, you might think of a scary ride in the back of some big yellow car. But a new analysis of major crashes in New York City -- those between cars and pedestrians -- reveals a different picture. Collin Campbell reports.
Posted In: New York, Travel

Heat wave puts pressure on power grid

Jul 6, 2010
There have been scattered power outages along the East Coast as the utilities try to manage record demand for power, during record high temperatures. It's been almost seven years since the last big blackout on the East Coast. And there have been lots of talks about upgrades, but how prepared are we? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: New York

In New York, more taxes may be coming to close budget gap

Jun 24, 2010
New York Governor David Paterson has set a June 28 deadline for lawmakers to reach an agreement on a state budget covering the year that began...
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NY cigarette tax puffs up prices

Jun 22, 2010
The New York State legislature passed a bill that will increase taxes on cigarettes by $1.60. That could mean New Yorkers might pay upwards of $9 to puff. Cigarette taxes are an easy way to raise revenue, but Jeremy Hobson reports other states aren't racing to follow New York's lead.
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'Law & Order' cancellation hurts actors

May 14, 2010
NBC is ending long-running drama "Law & Order." Some spin-offs of the show will remain on the air, but the news is a big blow for actors in New York City. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Jobs, New York

Parking rates go up, cities make bucks

May 4, 2010
Nobody likes paying for parking, but with city budgets tightening more municipalities are eying the parking meter as a source of new funds. Andrea Bernstein reports.
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