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The haves and the have-nots? Not in Country Knolls

Sep 24, 2012
The through line in this election campaign and in the economy for the past year or so has been a debate about income inequality. According to the Census Bureau, the community of Country Knolls, in upstate New York, is the most income equal in the country.
Posted In: New York, income inequality, equality

Google Projected to Beat Facebook in Display Ads, and Why the Tech Giant is in New York

Sep 21, 2012
You know those online display ads that seem to know where you've shopped on the web recently? Facebook had been making the most money on them, but new forecasts suggest Google will earn the most revenue from display ads this year.
Posted In: New York, New York Tech, Google, Tech

Will New York be next for the fracking-fueled job boom?

Sep 18, 2012
A fracking-fueled job boom has erupted in parts of the U.S. and wages of gas workers have increased. But in New York fracking is banned. That hasn’t stopped an upstate New York school from offering training courses for work in gas fields, because many expect Gov. Andrew Cuomo to lift the ban.
Posted In: fracking, New York, natural gas

NY's high court considers: Is lap dancing a tax-exempt art?

Sep 5, 2012
New York's highest court is hearing legal arguments by a strip club about whether nude lap dancing is art -- and therefore eligible for state tax exemption.
Posted In: dancing, New York, tax

British bank settles with New York over Iran funds

Aug 14, 2012
Standard Chartered agrees to pay New York state $340 million to settle charges it laundered Iranian money. The bank still faces a federal probe.
Posted In: Standard Chartered, New York

Shopping in the man cave

Jul 27, 2012
A New York grocery store creates a special space just for men.
Posted In: Retail, men, New York

'Hard Times' seen from post-war suburbia

Jul 9, 2012
The new HBO documentary, "Hard Times: Lost on Long Island," takes a look at unemployment in the U.S. from the birthplace of post-war suburbia.
Posted In: HBO, documentary, film, Unemployment, Long Island, New York

Teachers reflect on state worker pension reform

Apr 23, 2012
Many states are cutting back on benefits promised to public employees, sparking a political debate.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, pension funds, pensions, New York

New York latest state to cut pension benefits

Mar 15, 2012
New York legislators approve state employee pension cuts by $80 billion over 30 years. Now 44 states have cut benefits to close budget gaps.
Posted In: pensions, New York

New York union workers threaten strike

Dec 28, 2011
A strike by the union representing office building workers hasn't happened in more than a decade, but Occupy Wall Street and the 99 percent mentality have given union members more confidence lately.
Posted In: strike, unions, New York

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