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Tracey Samuelson

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Bloomberg: Immigration Policy Should Be Decided By States

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that the U.S. is mortgaging its future by not allowing immigrants to work in the country.

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Our Top Picks for Internet Week

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Optimize your online dating profile. Learn how to get hired by a start-up. Take a peek inside the offices of your favorite online companies. When Internet Week kicks off in the city on Monday, it will have a line up of nearly 250 events on its agenda. But – absent super powers – it’s impossible to attend them all. That's where we come in.

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Empty Shelves Causing Headaches for Excedrin Users

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Excedrin users have had an extra headache recently – finding a bottle of their favorite over-the-counter painkillers.

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Pension Fund Chases Better Returns from NY’s Growing Startup Scene

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

In the race for tech startups, New York City no longer lags far behind Silicon Valley and Boston, but is a growing powerhouse of well-funded technology companies. Tech startups may also be getting a boost from State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. Seeking better returns than the bond or stock markets can offer, as trustee of the New York State Common Retirement Fund, DiNapoli has amped up investments in local startups.

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Plans Change for Willets Point as City Nears Deal

Thursday, May 03, 2012

The city is revising plans for development of Willets Point, a small industrial neighborhood in Queens, and backing off — at least temporarily — plans to seize local properties through eminent domain.

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Bloomingdale's, Workers Reach New Contract for Flagship Store

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Bloomingdale's and the workers in its flagship 59th Street store have reached an agreement on a new contract for the store's 2,000 unionized workers.

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Bloomingdale's Workers Rally for Better Wages, Benefits

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Workers at Bloomingdale's flagship location on 59th Street rallied outside the store Wednesday, asking why the company's strong profits are not translating into better compensation for its workers.

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Who's Who in Hedge Funds: NY's Top 10 Political Donors

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Contributions from the hedge funds in federal campaigns leapt from only $2.4 million in 2000 to $19 million in 2008. here's a look at the top 10 hedge funds donating to New York politics.

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Explainer: Why Do Politicians Suspend Their Campaigns?

Friday, April 13, 2012

“Everyone in political universe understands what candidate means when they say 'suspending,'” says a lawyer who specializes in campaign finance and election law. “People understand ending the campaign doesn’t mean you can walk away from debts."

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New York City Rents Rise 9 Percent

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New York City's already an expensive place to live — and it's only getting more expensive, especially if you are renting in Manhattan.

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City's Film, TV Crews Keep Busy Thanks to Pilot Season, Tax Credit

Thursday, April 12, 2012

New York is in the midst of a TV and film production boom. The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment reports there are 13 TV pilots in development in the city so far this spring. That's on top of a record 23 series that were filmed in New York last year.

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Strand Bookstore Workers Reject Contract

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Workers at the legendary Strand Bookstore near Union Square voted down a new employment contract Thursday that had been proposed by the store’s owners.

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Overlapping Easter, Passover Holidays Will Help Boost Retail Sales: Expert

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Retailers will likely get an extra boost this weekend with Passover and Easter holidays overlapping, according to an industry expert.

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Look | What Happens to Your Electronics: Inside An E-Recycling Plant

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Electronics manufacturers are required by law to take back their products for recycling when consumers are done with them. But figuring out how to turn a product over for recycling – and how to get it there – is the job of the consumer.

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Strand Bookstore, Workers Tussle Over Contract

Monday, April 02, 2012

The owners and workers of the legendary Strand Bookstore are in a contract dispute, tussling over the implementation of a two-tier wage system, employee’s healthcare contributions and other benefits.

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New York City Continues to Add Jobs

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Private employers in New York City hired more than 65,000 workers from February 2011 to February 2012 according to the New York State Department of Labor.  New figures released on Thursday also showed that during the same period, private companies in the state added over 138,000 jobs.

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BOA Pilots Program to Turn Delinquent Homeowners Into Tenants

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bank of America will allow a limited number of distressed or underwater homeowners in New York State to become renters of their own properties.

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Congress Mulling Legislation to Make IPO’s Easier for Small Businesses

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Senate is debating a bill this week that would make it easier for small, privately-held companies to go public, as part of a package of legislation to promote economic growth called the JOBS Act.

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Goldman Sachs Employee's Op-Ed Doesn’t Surprise Some

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Goldman Sachs employee marked his final day of work on by publicly ripping the bank for prioritizing profits over clients.

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Employment Numbers Show Uptick in Hiring

Thursday, March 08, 2012

New York City experienced record-breaking job growth in January. Employers added 31,200 jobs — the highest one month gain in the last 23 years — according to analysis of New York State Labor Department by the real estate firm Eastern Consolidated.  

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