Economy

The State of New York City's Finances with Comptroller Scott Stringer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing a $77.7 billion budget for the next fiscal year.

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Doris Martinez  |  April 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With 72 percent of American households playing computer or video games, the gaming industry is booming and New York start-ups are itching to get in on the action.VIDEO
Two women sit on a jetty near Revel in Atlantic City, N.J.. The casino-resort opened April 2, and New Jersey officials hope it will help Atlantic City compete with gambling industries in neighboring states. AP/Mel Evans
John Farley  |  April 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
With an ambitious new resort in Atlantic City, struggling Indian casinos in New York and Connecticut, and a deal to bring table games to Queens, big wins and losses loom.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  April 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Even though private contracts can invite corruption, whistleblowers are unprotected.
Royalty-Free Stock Imagery by Rubberball
John Farley  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The massive development project will be exempt from living wage requirements if a City Council bill passes.
Chris McCallion stands in front his workplace, the iconic Strand Bookstore near Union Square. Strand employees told MetroFocus that a new contract their being offered would pit new and old employees against one another. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis
John Farley  |  March 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Some employees of the beloved Strand Bookstore say the retailer is becoming a corporate-style environment. A new proposed contract isn't helping the dispute.
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Georgia Kral  |  March 22, 2012 3:38 PM | 1 Comment
Two new technology companies each got a $17,500 boost from New York City on Wednesday.VIDEO
The Kingsbridge Armory, located at, is tktk. Flickr/Shan 213
Doris Martinez  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Visions of film studios, churches, ice rinks, chess museums and more for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx.
Parsons Schoolof Design. Flickr/nandopereira
John Farley  |  March 19, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments

A new reports says the city’s design schools are growing. But according to designers, students need more business know-how.

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John Farley  |  March 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 46 Comments

The treasured New York literary retailer has long been considered a great place to work, but many employees say that’s changing. And with the help of the Occupy Wall Street movement, they’re mobilizing.

Saturday is St. Patrick's Day -- are you ready for some pints of Guiness? MetroFocus/Karan Brazell
Sarah Berson  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leery of leprechaun lore? Brush up on your St. Paddy's Day facts before donning excessive layers of green and toasting with that Guinness.
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