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Charles Lane

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Despite Low Interest Rates, Governments Hesitate To Fix Infrastructure

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union, investors have been moving cash into "safe havens," such as U.S. Treasury bonds. That surging demand for reliable investments has sent interest rates down to record lows. But local governments may not be able to take advantage of cheap money for infrastructure repairs.

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Bill Calls for Lead Tests for School Drinking Water

Monday, June 20, 2016

Previous efforts by state and federal officials have failed.
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School Districts Resist Lead Testing Requirement

Monday, June 13, 2016

The New York Association of School Boards say they aren't opposed to a bill but want to know who'll pay for remediation. 

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Red Light Camera Use Declines After Public Outrage

Monday, May 23, 2016

Red light cameras increase safety at intersections at no cost to taxpayers, but over the last several years, the number of communities using red light cameras has fallen. Community outrage is one of the main reasons there are fewer cameras. Meanwhile, safety advocates are trying to increase the number of cameras by better educating local governments on how to use them.

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Schools Scramble to Test Their Water after Newark Finds Lead

Friday, May 20, 2016

Few public school districts bothered to test their water for lead. Now they're making up for lost time. 

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Six Long Island School Districts Report Elevated Lead Levels in Drinking Water

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Lead in school drinking water is more common than previously believed.

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2016 Should Be A Good Year For New Graduates To Launch A Career

Friday, May 06, 2016

Job prospects for college and high school graduates are looking better this year than they have in a very long time. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now.

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Donald Trump To Visit Long Island Village With Painful Immigration History

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

In 2008, Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was fatally stabbed in Patchogue, N.Y. NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Sister Margaret Smyth on how the village is doing, a few days before Donald Trump is set to speak at a Republican Party fundraiser there.

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This Woman Stopped A Donald Trump Project — But Wants Him To Be President

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pat Friedman fought Donald Trump's efforts to build a big restaurant and banquet hall on a public beach on Long Island for six years.

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Moving Air Conditioning Jobs To Mexico Becomes Hot Campaign Issue

Monday, March 14, 2016

Carrier's decision to shift manufacturing from the U.S. wasn't extraordinary, but a viral video of the announcement is having an impact on the presidential race and the debate over free trade.

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In N.Y., A Fight To Reform Police Force Accused Of Being 'Rotten'

Friday, February 26, 2016

Prosecutors allege the ex-police chief in Suffolk County had a large circle of "palace guards" that lied under oath for him, spied on FBI investigations and planted a GPS device on a political rival.

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Shoppers This Year May Need The Nudge Of Cold Air And Gift Cards

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

It's been warmer than usual around the country and hardly feels like gift-giving season. Some economists say December sales will be fine after Christmas when consumers shop for sales with gift cards.

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Emissions Scandal Is Hurting VW Owners Trying To Resell

Monday, October 26, 2015

As resale prices drop, the emissions cheating scandal costs customers who want to sell their Volkswagen diesels. "I think it's a tainted product now," says analyst Dave Galvin.

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Some Madoff Investors To Get All Their Money Back

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Many of Bernie Madoff's investors will be getting a full payback of the money they lost when his pyramid scheme went bust — as long as they invested less than $1.1 million. The truste...

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Behind The Rise In Hotel Rates — And How It's Benefitting Airbnb

Monday, October 12, 2015

The cost of a hotel room is up — a lot. Recently, prices have leapt nationwide at triple the rate of inflation. Even some business travelers are turning to peer-to-peer rentals to escape the prices.

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No More Swiping: New Credit Cards Designed To Reduce Theft

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday is the beginning of the end for magnetic-stripe credit cards. With the change, banks say stores will have to pay for fraudulent purchases. The shift may be hard for some small retailers.

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Despite Recovery, Middle-Wage Workers Are Being Squeezed Out

Monday, September 07, 2015

Most jobs added since the recession are going to workers either in the top third or the bottom third of income. Those in the middle are getting squeezed out — especially men.

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Care To Buy An Island Off The Hamptons? Don't Mind The Foot-And-Mouth Disease

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Plum Island lies just off the tip of Long Island, not far from the Hamptons. It sports miles of unblemished shoreline, hundreds of acres of undeveloped forest, a lighthouse — and the federal government is planning to put all of it on the auction block.

But before you go putting ...

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When Gold Prices Drop, Who Benefits?

Monday, August 17, 2015

Gold prices have seen a small increase in the last few days — thanks to jitters over China's currency devaluation. That bump up is minor compared to the overall drop gold has seen since its 2011 peak.

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The Economic Reality Of The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Monday, June 29, 2015

From less-complicated tax filing to reducing uncertainty over medical decisions, the Supreme Court's ruling will have a wide impact on same-sex households. It will also affect corporate policies.

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