Nina Roberts


Nina Roberts is a freelance reporter.

Latest Stories (7)

Some small businesses are flourishing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mar 25, 2020
From bidets to delivery boxes, the global pandemic has boosted some businesses.
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The Grand Shanghai House on Pell Street in New York City already temporarily closed its doors "due to current situation," reads a sign.
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Toilet advocate brings levity to complex matter of global sanitation needs

Jan 23, 2020
“The toilet is the cheapest medicine in the world,” says Jack Sim.
Jack Sims, founder of the World Toilet Organization.
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Travel ban takes its toll on small businesses

Apr 12, 2019
Businesses are struggling with hiring, access to capital and family separation.
Shahab Mothena, co-owner of Amir Deli in Brooklyn, is waiting for his Yemeni wife, currently living in Egypt, to be issued a visa. 
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Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at a U.S. Treasury printing facility.
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Undocumented immigrants quietly pay billions into Social Security and receive no benefits

Jan 28, 2019
Undocumented immigrants contributed an estimated $13 billion into Social Security funds in 2016.
Blank Social Security checks are run through a printer at the U.S. Treasury printing facility Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Investing while foreign-born: The advantages of being an immigrant venture capitalist

Dec 6, 2018
Immigrants comprise 13.2 percent of the U.S. population, yet 20.6 percent of the country’s entrepreneurs are immigrants, according to a 2016 report from the New American Economy.
Co-founders of One Way Venture in Boston, Semyon Dukach and Eveline Buchatskiy.
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