Economy

The Pension Peril: NY Comptroller Scott Stringer Proposes Reforms

More than 700,000 civil servants – both retired and active – are eligible for pensions in New York City. But are their pensions in peril?

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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  October 16, 2013 3:46 PM | Comments
Pumpkin picking, hay rides, farm animals and games are big business in the Garden State, providing more than $60 million a year in revenue for farmers and an additional $33 million in revenue for surrounding communities.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  October 16, 2013 3:45 PM | Updated: November 21, 2013 12:00PM | Comments
MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman speaks with George Packer, award-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker, about his new book "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America".VIDEO
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October 11, 2013 1:05 PM | Comments
On the next edition of MetroFocus we look at the Rockaways almost one year after Hurricane Sandy, through the lens of its local newspaper, The Wave.VIDEO
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October 9, 2013 3:50 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth analysis of this November's controversial ballot measure to allow new casinos to be built in upstate New York. VIDEO
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Desirée Taylor, NJ Today  |  October 9, 2013 3:48 PM | 1 Comment
Merck’s decision to close its Summit facility is a tough pill for this community to swallow.VIDEO
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Kirsti Itameri  |  October 7, 2013 1:59 PM | Comments
One of six measures on the ballot in November, Proposition 1 would amend the state constitution to allow for expanded casino gambling.VIDEO
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October 4, 2013 10:29 AM | Comments
The next edition of MetroFocus features an in-depth analysis of this November’s controversial ballot measure to allow new casinos to be built in upstate New York. VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  September 25, 2013 3:21 PM | Comments
With opening day for New York's health exchanges less than a week away, one of the biggest questions has become how more than two and a half million New Yorkers who need insurance will know where to buy it.VIDEO
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September 20, 2013 11:07 AM | Comments
On the next edition of MetroFocus: an in-depth look at the Affordable Care Act, chronicles of the history of Brooklyn, displaced NJ residents, Arne Duncan and the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow conference, American Graduate Day.VIDEO
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September 18, 2013 3:19 PM | 1 Comment
This edition of MetroFocus features some of the best segments from the past months, beginning with a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists and drive the conversation on the campaign trail.VIDEO
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