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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
After Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday. We're building a guide to listener-owned brick-and-mortar businesses. Explore the map to find stores in your neighborhood, and if you're a store-owner add yours now!
Monday, August 05, 2013
Two months after the launch of New York City's bike sharing program, the people who run bike rental companies in New York City agree: Citi Bike is changing their businesses. But they can’t agree if it’s helping or hurting.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The City Council has struck a deal on controversial paid sick leave legislation. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who had long blocked the deal, reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and business coalitions are opposed paid sick leave, but the plan is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Linda Baran, president and CEO of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce talks about why she's opposed to the deal and Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party on why he is praising the deal.
Friday, March 01, 2013
Today's deadline for a deal on the sequester is expected to come and go without an agreement between Congress and President Obama. Todd Zwillich spoke to some small business owners in Washington, D.C., where cuts are felt particularly hard.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Will an increase in the minimum wage, as President Obama is proposing, help or hurt workers and the economy? A small business owner says it'll make it harder for him to hire, but an economist says that raising the minimum wage won't increase unemployment.
Monday, January 14, 2013
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Despite all the fund raising and promises of recovery, when it comes to getting small businesses in Queens up and running after Sandy, the federal government has approved 37 loans for the entire borough, while the city has given out only 28. In the Rockaways, where much of the area was without heat and power for weeks after the storm, it’s given 9 loans.
Monday, January 07, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
After 113 days of frustration and slumping sales, small businesses that cater to local hockey fans are rejoicing over the end of the hockey lock-out. The NHL and players union reached a collective bargaining agreement and games are set to start as early as January 15.