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ICYMI: Off-Beat Business

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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

City to Replace a Rent Stabilized Building With a Parking Lot
A group of Tenants in Downtown Brooklyn are getting evicted from a building that's set to be demolished and replaced by a parking lot, and those will be sent to the far reaches of Manhattan and the Bronx, according to The Brooklyn Paper. The city previously promised to offer the tenants similar housing nearby.

Criminals Target the MTA
Subway crime is rising, but riders with expensive smart phones aren't the only victims. Tens of thousands of dollars in tools and machinery have been stolen from the MTA, according to DNAinfo.com.  At least 18 subway equipment room break-ins have been reported.  

Unions More Spendy on Political Campaigns
Trade unions are stepping up donations to boost their influence on political candidates, earlier than they did in previous years, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Campaign Finance Board reported that Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, the United Federation of Teachers and the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators have already ramped up their financial support of political candidates.  

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