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Ilya Marritz

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Vape Expectations: Testing the Allure of E-Cigarettes

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

“Disruptive technology” is the buzzword in the tech-world. But can it shake up the hardest habit of all, smoking?

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Airbnb Claims $632 Million in Annual Economic Activity in NYC

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Airbnb is very popular in New York City, but many room rentals through the website may not be exactly legal. Now the company claims it's providing economic stimulus to neighborhoods across the city. 

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DiNapoli Warns Wall Street Profits May Dip

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Big banks made healthy profits in the first half of this year, but pending lawsuits and the recent debt standoff in Washington will probably take a bite out of Wall Street's bottom line by the end of the year.

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In Public Housing, Temporary Boilers Are Here To Stay (For A While)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nearly a year after Sandy devastated some public housing projects, thousands of people at those developments still depend on temporary, mobile boilers for heat and hot water. Residents say these devices deliver unreliable service, and many worry they are in for another cold winter.

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Dow Jones Jumps 200 Points on News of Potential Debt Deal

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

News of a deal to raise the debt limit sent stocks soaring Wednesday. The Dow Jones added over 200 points. But traders at the New York Stock Exchange weren't especially impressed.

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Airbnb Moves to Block AG's Subpoena

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Airbnb, the popular person-to-person apartment rental website, is trying to block a subpoena by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, calling the probe an “unfounded ‘fishing expedition.’”

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With No Government Data, Economists Guess at the Health of the Economy

Friday, October 04, 2013

It’s the first Friday of the month, the day the Bureau of Labor Statistics usually releases the latest employment statistics. But with the government shutdown, there are no numbers, and that’s causing consternation among economists.

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Shutdown Stymies Scientific Research

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The partial government shutdown is just a few days old, but scientific and medical researchers say the closure has already badly disrupted their work.

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Hot Manhattan Housing Market Will Be Cooled By Closed IRS

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The partial government shutdown will likely squeeze prospective homeowners’ ability to get home loans, just as demand for mortgages is surging.

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Shutdown Hits Environmental Agency Hard

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

The U.S. Government is shutting down non-essential services for the first time in nearly two decades, and thousands of federal workers are being told to stay home. In the EPA’s Region II, which covers New York and New Jersey, just 36 out of 861 staff are being asked to report to work throughout the shutdown.

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Feds Finalize Gowanus Cleanup Plan

Monday, September 30, 2013

The federal government has approved a half-billion-dollar cleanup plan for Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal.

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Court Reverses Fines Imposed on Airbnb Renter

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The popular website Airbnb has had a victory in court that may make it easier for New Yorkers to rent out their apartments on a short term basis without breaking the law.

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The Shutdown: Who Would be Affected and How

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Little time remains for Congress and the President to avert a partial government shutdown. That means thousands of government workers could be furloughed, some government services would be curtailed, and major landmarks would be closed. Here’s an overview for the New York metro area.

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Senators Demand Investigation Into Train Outage

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) and Charles Schumer (D-New York) are calling on the Department of Energy to investigate the causes of an unexpected power failure that has caused frustration and havoc for tens of thousands of commuters in their two states.

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In Surprise Move, Indicted Assemblyman Fights Corruption Charges

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Brooklyn Assemblyman William F. Boyland, Jr., has decided not to seek a plea deal with prosecutors. If Boyland goes on trial, New York's public corruption problems are guaranteed to stay in the headlines.

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Merchants Say Yelp Is An Aggressive Suitor

Monday, September 23, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schndeiderman has settled cases with nineteen companies that tried to game online ratings on sites like Yelp, Citysearch, and Google. Schneiderman says in some instances “Astroturf” reputation managers sold reviews that were as fake as the “grass” in Met Life stadium.

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Public Advocate Candidates Bring Anti-Bloomberg Message to Campaign Trail

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The election to decide the number two job in city government is a little more than a week away, and both candidates seem to be betting that an anti-Bloomberg message will resonate with voters.

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JPMorgan Admits Responsibility over ‘London Whale’

Thursday, September 19, 2013

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has admitted wrongdoing in the massive 2012 trading loss known as the "the London Whale."

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The Beat Goes on for Band of Ex Lehman Employees

Monday, September 16, 2013

When Lehman Brothers, imploded five years ago, thousands of brokers, analysts, and office staff were scattered on the winds of the Great Recession. Today Lehman is no more, but an electric blues band formed in the bank’s better days is still jamming and playing gigs.

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Smartphone Thefts Could Set New Record in 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This week, Apple introduced two new iPhones to the world. But buyers of hot new phones may have trouble hanging on to them: As of late August, more than 11,000 smartphones had been reported stolen to the NYPD. That's 7 percent higher than in the same period in 2012.

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