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Credit Bureaus Defend Employers’ Use of Credit Checks

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Before making a hire, many employers check the credit history of job applicants, looking for late payments, bad debt, and other problems. Now, the New York City Council is considering banning these credit checks.

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Council Considers Ban of Credit Checks on Job Applicants

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Councilman Brad Lander said credit reports weren't designed to be a hiring tool, and they're not a good indicator of whether a person will be a good worker.

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In Tight Housing Market, a Fistful of Dollars Beats a Mortgage

Thursday, April 11, 2013

According to the latest figures from the real estate firm Douglas Elliman, there are fewer homes for sale and prices are rising in Queens, Brooklyn and Westchester. But there’s another trend not shown in these numbers: the increasing dominance of all-cash buyers.

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High-Speed Internet Gets a New Groove

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

New York City is working to make top-speed internet available to more homes and businesses and at the same time cut down on disruptive road-work and street closures.

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Job Opportunities in Your Pocket

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Bloomberg administration believes it’s found a powerful new tool to connect the jobless with jobs: TXT-2-Work sends text messages about job listings directly into the hands of unemployed New Yorkers.

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You Could Soon Own a Piece of the Empire State Building

Monday, April 08, 2013

The future of the Empire State Building depends on about 2,800- stakeholders who already own a piece of the art deco tower.

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"Submarine Walls" May Be Added At Trade Center, Post-Sandy

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Port Authority confirms it's considering adding so-called "submarine walls" to the World Trade Center site, as a result of Sandy.

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Would-Be Manhattan Home Buyers Confront Meager Supplies

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

So long as credit is tight, homeowners who might think about upgrading don't have much reason to put their apartment on the market. Interest rates are low, but few would-be purchasers qualify.

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Councilman Calls On Verizon To Fix Phone Lines

Monday, March 25, 2013

Almost five months after Sandy, there's still no dial tone for hundreds of people living in the Rockaways. The city councilman representing the area is warning the phone outage is a dangerous situation that must be fixed quickly.

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Paid Sick Leave is an Afterthought for Many Tech Startups

Friday, March 22, 2013

The debate over paid sick time has focused on small businesses and low-wage workers. But if they get sick, many workers in the city’s fast-growing tech sector also have few options.

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Business Suffers in East Flatbush, Following Shooting

Friday, March 15, 2013

East Flatbush is a neighborhood on edge after the shooting death last weekend of a young man by police led to unrest along Church Avenue.  The street is also a shopping hub, and the tension there has been bad for business.

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Parents Worry Over New Online Database of Student Information

Thursday, March 14, 2013

New York is one of eight states providing information to a $100 million database of public school students from kindergarten through high school. In addition to names and addresses, medical info and test scores are included. New York City parents protested the sharing of children's information without their consent.

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NYS Official Prods Companies to Use 'Sustainable' Palm Oil

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dunkin’ Donuts is changing it recipes, though customers may not notice much difference the next time they bite into a cruller.

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Can Dunkin' Donuts Really Turn Its Palm Oil Green?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Under pressure from the New York state comptroller — who oversees one of its largest shareholders — the doughnut chain has agreed to set a goal of using only 100 percent sustainable palm oil to make its doughnuts. Production of palm oil has caused serious deforestation in Indonesia.

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After Sandy, A Bumpy Transition from Copper to Fiber Phone Lines

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Months after Sandy, fiber connectivity hasn’t reached everyone, and many businesses and residents are still without basic communications services.

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New York Employers Ramp Up Hiring

Thursday, March 07, 2013

New York employers are on a hiring binge, according to the latest government figures.

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Telecom Outages After Sandy

Friday, March 01, 2013

Ilya Marritz, WNYC reporter, talks about his reporting on why some New Yorkers are still grappling with reduced telecom service after Sandy. Is your phone or internet line still down after Sandy knocked it out? Share your story with us (email newsroom@wnyc.org and put "outage" in the subject line) and post your location on the map below.

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Lower Manhattan Has Bounced Back from Sandy, Study Says

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Four months after Sandy, downtown Manhattan has largely recovered, according to a study from the Downtown Alliance.

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A Bishop And A Rabbi Walk Into a Boardroom...

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Soon a new Pope will become spiritual leader to the world's Catholics. He'll also become administrator of a vast bureaucracy with hundreds of thousands of employees and vast real estate holdings. WNYC asked two NY religious leaders to reflect on the management challenges of leading a faith organization.

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Parsons to Leave Garment District

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Parsons, the fashion and design college, will leave its longtime home in the Garment District next year.

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