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ICYMI: Off-Beat Business

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

You’ve see the headlines, read the front pages and checked out the business section. But In Case You Missed It, here’re a few, under-the-radar business stories you might have overlooked.

Food Truck Lunches May Travel to You
Busy office workers who can barely get away from their desks for lunch may have a new way to get small food vendor meals catered, reports TechCrunch.  Cater2.me, a San Francisco-based catering service, is expanding its business to New York. The company, which serves companies like Apple and Dropbox on the West Coast has already chosen 30 city food vendors to work with.

Companies' Workers Comp Costs to Fall
Local businesses will soon be paying less for workers compensation, according to Crain's. Governor Andrew Cuomo said a 1.2 percent decrease in the amount that businesses are paying to insure their workers is essential in keeping New York a competitive place for businesses to operate.

A New Look for Canal Street
"For Rent" signs are cropping up along Canal Street, opening up the area to a landscape beyond small shops and restaurants, Examiner.com reports. Stores along the street are owned by individual owners rather than large companies, but national chains could even take over some of the storefronts that have recently been shuttered.

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