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Ilya Marritz

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So Verizon Won the Internet Wars—Now What?

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Verizon wants the internet to be more orderly - and more profitable. This week's major court decision against “net neutrality” is a big win for the company.

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Net Neutrality Blocked: What It Could Mean For You

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tech entrepreneurs say a federal court ruling will have a profound and negative impact on the Internet. "You may find that your Internet service provider is functioning more like a cable company," says On The Media's Brooke Gladstone.

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In Surprise Move, Casino Lays Off Workers Who Won Big Pay Raise

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Workers celebrated last October when an arbitrator raised their pay, but now many of them are getting pink slips.


Social Security Fraud Bust Nails Hundreds of Former NYPD, NYFD Officers

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Manhattan's district attorney has charged dozens of retired police officers and firefighters with filing fake disability claims.

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Louis Armstrong's Corona Sure Has Changed

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

For the last three decades of his life, the jazz great made a simple two story house on 107th street his home. And you have to wonder whether he'd recognize his corner of Queens today - a neighborhood of renters, not owners, where many struggle to live their own Hispanic-American dream.

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Why the Boss Isn’t on Bloomberg News’ List of Billionaires

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

After a dozen years as mayor, Michael Bloomberg is again a private citizen, and one of the city's richest. But you won't find his name on his company's own index of the wealthiest individuals.


Con Ed Agrees to Freeze Rates—But Will Still Work on Infrastructure

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

After asking for a big rate hike to protect its infrastructure from storms, Con Edison has bowed to pressure from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and agreed to a rate freeze.


Don't Miss Out, Sign Up! New Yorkers Risk Losing Property Tax Rebate

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Homeowners must re-register for a property tax rebate or risk losing it in 2014.


Minimum Wage Workers Get Pay Raise

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A pay raise for the lowest-paid workers in New York and New Jersety

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How One Homeless Woman Helped Double the Paychecks of 1,400 Workers

Friday, December 20, 2013

Natalie Abreu, a single mother of three, lived in a homeless shelter in the Bronx, while commuting to her job as a cleaner at a casino in Queens. Her story helped sway an arbitrator into drastically increases wages for her and her coworkers.


Feeling Lucky? New Yorkers Bet Big At City’s First Casino

Thursday, December 19, 2013

For decades, New Yorkers had to travel to Atlantic City or Las Vegas to gamble. Now, there's a casino just a train ride away. And it's doing a roaring business.

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Loehmann's in Bankruptcy Again

Monday, December 16, 2013

A clothing discounter is deep in the red.


No More Checks in the Mail for the Long-Term Unemployed

Friday, December 13, 2013

Life is about to get harder for people who have been out of work for a long time.

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Tiny Violin for Wall Street as Bonuses Shrink

Friday, December 13, 2013

The securities industry isn't the jobs-engine it used to be.


Schneiderman: Cell Phone Carriers Blocking Anti-Theft “Kill Switch”

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is stepping up pressure on cell phone carriers to approve a so-called "kill switch" to deter smartphone thefts.

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NY's Public Pensions Still Invest in Guns

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Almost a year after the mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, New York’s public pension funds still hold shares in gun manufacturers.

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More Employees Agree To Fragmented Hours To Get Work

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The economy adds a decent number of jobs every month but there are big questions about the quality of some of those jobs. Many people getting hired these days do not have anything resembling a regular schedule and work fragmented and unpredictable hours.

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Suitors Start Circling Time Warner Cable

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Time Warner Cable, which supplies cable TV and broadband internet to over one million people in and around New York City, could soon be sold, according to multiple media reports.


In New Economy, Minimum-Wage Workers are Always on Call

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Employers are using advances in software to fine-tune employee schedules up to the last minute.

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Schneiderman Claims Victory in JP Morgan Settlement

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Eric Schneiderman says he is a big reason JP Morgan Chase decided to settle with the government.