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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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Voices of NY  |  March 29, 2013 10:47 AM | Comments
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation announced eight new programs to foster job training.
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  March 25, 2013 12:02 PM | Comments
The countdown is on — 66 days until Memorial Day, marking the start of the summer season. VIDEO
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March 20, 2013 4:48 PM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus reports on the debate over raising the minimum wage, we talk about our Five Borough Ballot reporting project on the mayoral election, some famous cheesecake by upstate nuns, and much more...VIDEO
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Greg Jacobs  |  March 20, 2013 9:58 AM | Comments
Should we raise the minimum wage? Rick Karr asks Linda Archer, a low-wage worker, and Heather Briccetti of the Business Council of New York State. Rafael Pi Roman sits down with Stephanie Luce Associate Professor of Labor Studies at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education.VIDEO
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Poh Si Teng, The New York Times  |  March 20, 2013 9:57 AM | Comments
Monks are known to make beer to support their order. The nuns of New Skete, in upstate New York, bake cheesecake.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  March 13, 2013 2:55 PM | Comments
An interactive map tracks 20 years of data on poverty and minimum wage in the US.
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Adam Forman, Matthew Claro and Jonathan Bowles, Center for an Urban Future  |  March 13, 2013 12:24 PM | Comments
Nearly twice as many new businesses were started in the five boroughs in 2011 than in 1991, and the lion’s share were started outside of Manhattan.
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Gerard Flynn, The Brooklyn Bureau  |  March 11, 2013 11:45 AM | Comments
President Obama and Democrats in Albany want a higher minimum wage. Among Brooklyn's low-wage workers, who will it help and how much?
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March 7, 2013 10:28 AM | Comments
Small Business Administration loans bail out shore residents surprised to learn policies paid far less than needed.
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Desirée Taylor, NJ Today  |  March 1, 2013 10:16 AM | Comments
The Hudson and Bergen County jails appear to have already felt the impact of the budget sequester. VIDEO
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