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That Online Review May Really Be Too Good to Be True

Monday, September 23, 2013

A crackdown on posting fake online reviews has concluded with 19 companies agreeing to stop the practice and pay fines totaling more than $350,000, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office.

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WNYC News

Amazon v. New York: Challenges State Over Taxes

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The online retail giant Amazon is preparing to mount a new challenge to a New York State law that requires the company to collect sales taxes.

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Transportation Nation

NY State, Chicago, Selling Transpo Equipment on Ebay to Raise Cash

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

In the past two days New York state and the Chicago  Transit Authority have both announced plans to sell transportation related holdings to raise money.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement: "By selling unneeded equipment and supplies, New York State will reduce operating costs and cut back on excess spending and inventory."

Nearly 500 vehicles will be made available at the newly created, and still not quite live, website, NNYSStore.com starting in April. The state says many are less than 10 years old and have high mileage. The state already has an Ebay account dating back about a decade.

Chicago says it's transit agency has about $70 million dollars worth of bus and train parts, about a third of them obsolete and almost half untouched for years. So before the parts depreciate anymore, the CTA wants to sell them off.

If you know of other states looking to sell of their transportation equipment as a new way to make ends meet and make government more efficient, let us know.

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