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Play about the Constitution may be Broadway's hottest ticket this season

Feb 12, 2019
Broadway seems to want to seize on the success of global phenomenon hip-hop musical “Hamilton” by having more politically themed shows. This season, Hillary and Bill Clinton are the subjects of one play. But another play is coming off a…
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The most expensive home in U.S. history just sold for $238 million

Jan 24, 2019
But the New York City condo deal is an outlier in a real estate market that's cooling.
Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin has completed the purchase of a four-story penthouse at 220 Central Park South in New York for $238 million — the most ever paid for a home in the United States. 
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Restaurants feel the pinch as shutdown drags on

Jan 22, 2019
... but some owners reach out to help furloughed federal workers.
Restaurants, which often operate on single digit margins, are feeling a decrease in business due to the government shutdown.
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Millennials, like Baby Boomers, struggle with lifelong debt

Jan 21, 2019
A recent survey points out that one in 10 millennials thinks they will die in debt. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
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Concierges thrive as their realm expands into everyday life tasks

Jan 16, 2019
From luxury hotels to your own everyday life and even apps, concierges are everywhere.
A concierge takes a call at Lutetia Hotel in Paris.
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Plentiful rain brings abundant and cheaper truffles to the table

Jan 10, 2019
But there's no guarantee that will continue.
A man holds a white truffle at the Grinzane Cavour castle near Alba, northwestern Italy, on November 12, 2017.
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NYC set to give ride-hail drivers big raises

Dec 19, 2018
The nation's first minimum wage for drivers could boost their pay by more than 40 percent.
Cars drive through afternoon traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge on July 30, 2018 in New York City.
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CAT bonds could be key to paying for wildfire losses

Dec 10, 2018
Some urge FEMA to issue a catastrophe bond to help pay for wildfire recovery.
Firefighters battle flames at a burning apartment complex in Paradise, north of Sacramento, California, on Nov. 09.
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The origin of the holiday half day of trading on Wall Street

Nov 23, 2018
Federal law prohibits markets from being closed more than three consecutive days.
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How two New York bodegas explain a glut of shopfronts for rent

Nov 16, 2018
One couldn't afford rent in a hip neighborhood; the other survives on pricey specialties.
American Deli Market in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn recently closed after about 20 years in business.
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