Economy

The State of Public Pensions in New York and New Jersey

Steve Malanga, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and Teresa Ghilarducci, director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School take a closer look at public pension funds in the tri-state region.

Taxi drivers and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 6:58 PM | Updated: July 12, 2012 2:36PM | 6 Comments
If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers.
Technology Service Corps students. Photo courtesy of NPower.
Esha Ray  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Be frugal and tech-savvy at the same time, through low- or no-cost technology education programs throughout the city that can help you succeed.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
Verdant Power's Free Flow System Turbine. Photo courtesy of Verdant Power, Inc.
Esha Ray  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
New York City is booming with social media start-ups, but as we face some of the highest spending on energy in the country, who's working in clean tech?
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Seth Pinsky discusses the rise of the tech sector in New York City’s economy and how the city can make sure that this tech boom is a stable one.

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John Farley  |  June 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The city's rising tech stars discuss their predictions for how the scene will grow, how they got to where they are today and their advice for people hoping to enter the industry.
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NJToday  |  June 27, 2012 5:36 PM | Comments
It’s been almost two years since Mark Zuckerberg pledged $100 million to improve Newark schools. The foundation CEO explains what's been done with the grant money thus far.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The offices of OMGPOP and Tumblr don't skimp on cool design features. For fledgling start-ups, choosing a work space is a balance of comfort with thrift.VIDEO
Roosevelt Island, two miles long and narrow, will soon be home to students focusing on technology. The island is preparing to become Silicon City. AP /Mark Lennihan
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Cornell-Technion campus on Roosevelt Island won't be operational until 2017, but Cornell is moving full steam ahead with plans, with students arriving in the fall.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Jon Gertner, author of "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation," speaks with NJToday Managing Editor Mike Schneider about the labs.VIDEO
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