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Law to Make "Doorbuster Sales" Safer

Monday, December 01, 2008

A New York City lawmaker says the city needs to ensure that so-called "doorbuster sales" don't turn into tragedies like the one that claimed the life of an employee of a Wal-Mart on Long Island.

Queens Councilman James Gennaro says his "doorbuster" bill would require malls ...

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Wall Street's Payback

Monday, December 01, 2008

Mayor Bloomberg says Wall Street firms have significantly overpaid their local taxes this year, basing estimates on their much better earnings in 2007. He says the city will likely owe them back more than a billion dollars by the end of 2008.

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2nd FBI Informant Takes Stand in Fort Dix Trial

Monday, December 01, 2008

Testimony will resume today at the trial of five men accused of plotting to kill soldiers at Fort Dix. Jurors are due to hear from another paid government informant, Besnik Bakalli.

Prosecutors acknowledge Bakalli has a record that includes shooting someone in his native Albania and ...

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Obama to Nominate Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State

Monday, December 01, 2008

Barack Obama will present his national security team today. There are a lot of familiar faces in the group - none more so than Hillary Clinton. She's being put forward for secretary of state.

WNYC's Andrea Bernstein is here for more on what the pick means ...

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Framing AIDS

Sunday, November 30, 2008

At the height of the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s, activists started a commemoration called "A Day Without Art." Museums and galleries closed, and pieces of art were shrouded in black. It marked the memory of the many visual and performing artists taken by ...

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New York Couple Slain in Mumbai to be Buried in Israel

Sunday, November 30, 2008

A New York couple gunned down at a Jewish center in Mumbai will be flown to Israel for burial Monday, according to relatives. 29-year-old Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg and his 28-year-old wife, Rivkah, were members of the Brooklyn-based Chabad-Lubavitch movement of Hasidic Judaism. The pair ...

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Clinton's Nomination As Secretary of State Expected Monday

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hillary Clinton will be formally nominated to be secretary of state Monday, according to President-Elect Barack Obama's transition team. Obama and Vice President-Elect Joe Biden plan to announce members of the administration's national security team in a press conference in Chicago.

The New York Times reports ...

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Brooklyn Lubavitchers in Mourning After Mumbai Attacks

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Members of the Crown Heights-based Chabad Lubavitch movement are mourning three New Yorkers who were among six people slain during the attack on the orthodox Jewish group's Mumbai center. Marc Garber reports.

REPORTER: The sound of prayers being sung in Hebrew, at Chabad Lubavitch center in ...

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Police Review Surveillance Video After Wal-Mart Worker Trampled

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Police say it may prove difficult to identify individual shoppers who trampled on a Wal-Mart worker killed at a Long Island store during Black Friday's buying frenzy.

REPORTER: Nassau County police are reviewing surveillance video from the Valley Stream store. A crowd smashed down the doors ...

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Tolls to Rise on New Jersey Roads

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tolls are going up on New Jersey's two main highways. Starting Monday, the cost of an average 22-mile trip on the New Jersey Turnpike will rise from $1.25 to $1.70. One-way tolls on the Garden State Parkway will go from 35 to 50 cents. Electronic ...

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Tips for NJ Residents Facing Foreclosure

Friday, November 28, 2008

New York officials say foreclosures have slowed a bit thanks to changes in state law that give homeowners some breathing room.

Meanwhile in New Jersey the foreclosure rate has jumped dramatically. Nowhere has it been more evident than in Paterson, where the City now has well ...

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Crown Heights Mourns Loss of Brooklyn Rabbi

Friday, November 28, 2008

An Orthodox Jewish community in Crown Heights is mourning the deaths of a young Brooklyn rabbi and his wife in the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, saying it's a big loss. Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, vice chairman of educational services for the Chabad Lubavitch Movement, ...

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411: The Economics of Fun & Games

Friday, November 28, 2008

Jerry Storch, CEO of Toys R Us, on weathering the recession.

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R Toys Recession Proof?

Friday, November 28, 2008

Department stores will be watching the numbers closely today. The day after Thanksgiving has historically been the busiest shopping day of the year. It's called Black Friday because it's when US stores go into the black, or turn a profit, with major sales. Jerry Storch ...

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Early Bird Shoppers Trample Wal Mart Employee

Friday, November 28, 2008

A rush for bargains at a Wal Mart on Long Island turned into a deadly stampede early today. Nassau county police say a 34-year-old employee was knocked down when he opened the doors of the store at 5 AM for about 2,000 impatient customers. Detective ...

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Great Organ Returns to St. John the Divine

Friday, November 28, 2008

After seven years, the Great Organ at St. John the Divine Cathedral is back. The 118-stop pipe organ was damaged by smoke in a 2001 fire that destroyed parts of the cathedral. Eric Johnson managed the restoration of the 97-year-old organ.

JOHNSON: Since the end of ...

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Black Friday a Boon for Traffic Cops

Friday, November 28, 2008

There's no holiday for parking rules on this day after Thanksgiving. An analysis of a year's worth of tickets by the New York Times found traffic agents issued more than 41,000 citations on Black Friday, almost double the daily average. Under Mayor Bloomberg, the number ...

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Mumbai Jewish Hostages

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A New York-based Jewish group is asking its members to pray for a rabbi and his wife, following a terrorist attack on one of their offices in Mumbai, India. Chabad Lubavitch says Rabbi Gabriel Holtzberg and his wife, Rivka, were held hostage in Mumbai.

The Associated ...

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Millions Watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Organizers of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade say more than one million people came out to watch the parade, with another 50 million watching on television.

Tommy Rudder was one of the revelers along the 2.5 mile route, from 77th Street and Central Park West to ...

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New Yorkers React to Mumbai Attack

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hundreds of Indian-Americans crowded into a Hindu temple in Queens for a prayer service for those killed or wounded by Islamic extremists in Mumbai.

One worshipper, Ram Mohan had some hard words for the Indian government, saying officials there needed to get their priorities straight in ...

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