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Minimum Wage Increase Coming To New York

Posted 03.18.2013 | New York

Governor Andrew Cuomo is reportedly close to striking a deal with New York lawmakers to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour over the course of the n...

Stimulating New York's Economy

Anthony Figliola | Posted 01.24.2013 | New York
Anthony Figliola

For many years New York state had a reputation of being openly hostile to business. Thinking outside of the box was not in the government handbook. The business culture is beginning to change under the leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo Outlines Budget Plans Including Hurricane Sandy Recovery

| Posted 01.23.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his 2013 budget plan Tuesday, including billions ...

Perry To Dem Gov: Be Jealous

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry (R) took a hit at New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) during a policy forum Thursday, saying Cuomo would "dearly love to be able to stand u...

A Pipeline to the Middle Class: Growing New York City's Entrepreneurial Economy for All

Scott Stringer | Posted 02.10.2013 | New York
Scott Stringer

New York has seen remarkable growth in its entrepreneurial economy. But as this economy expands, we haven't done enough to ensure that working class New Yorkers benefit from growth that offers them a pipeline to the middle class.

WATCH: New York Woman Doesn't Toilet Paper

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg may not be too fussed over the city's startling income gap, but most ordinary New Yorkers have taken notice with small sacrifices to c...

Keeping Local Business Afloat

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 04.16.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

"I came here to spend money!" exclaimed a visitor to the recent Long Island Boat Show. She told me that she received her first raise in three years and she was embarking on a one-woman operation to help our local economy.

Interactive Light Show To Illuminate Lower Manhattan

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

The city is planning to pull out all the stops for a new Lower Manhattan revitalization project that hopes to bring an interactive light display to th...

Bloomberg Supports Study That Shows Higher Wages Will Kill Jobs

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

Would an increase in wages lead to a stronger economy for New Yorkers? According to a study commissioned by the Economic Development Corporation th...

Four Principles for Governor Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils

Elizabeth Lynam | Posted 11.28.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Lynam

The governor and lieutenant governor are to be commended for attacking the problem with gusto, but they face sizable challenges in cleaning up New York's economic development efforts.

Saving New York City in 1975: Carey Could Teach Congress Today

Robert L. Dilenschneider | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Dilenschneider

The nation's current crisis mirrors the situation 36 years ago when New York City teetered near financial collapse, unable to borrow from a banking community that correctly believed the city was broke.

Why I'm Running for Putnam Valley Town Board

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.23.2011 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Putnam Valley is hurting, and unless I choose to remain willfully ignorant of reality, I can't help but notice. We can and ought to do something to revitalize our town center and help people get back on their feet.

Paradise Lost

Henry J. Stern | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

There is a cloud hanging over upstate New York. Many of the 62 counties which comprise the state are an economic wasteland. There is not enough business activity to provide jobs for the population.

NYC Prices Up By 14% Since Last Year

nypost.com | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

The price is not right. In addition to skyrocketing rent and gas prices, New Yorkers are being nickel and dimed to death, shelling out 21 cents mor...

I'd Miss Eli Manning: So Would NY's Economy

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Just as I was anticipating a 2012 repeat of the thrilling 2008 Super Bowl win, I instead face a season bereft of Eli Manning, and a situation that looks eerily similar to the chronicles of corporate greed.

The Signs, They Are A-Fadin'

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lita Smith-Mines

Maybe there were bigger priorities than reenergizing the CHIN above the store that now proclaimed it sold ESE FOOD. If the cooks couldn't be paid, the restaurant would surely go under.

New 'Excelsior' program will benefit all of New York

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

The Buffalo News published this op-ed on June 28, 2010 Every region of New York State has a lot to gain from Albany's recent decision to adopt Gov. D...

How to Kill 100 Jobs in New York City

Sean Basinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sean Basinski

The Parks Department has proposed new rules that would lead to a 75-80% reduction in art vendors in Union Square Park, Central Park, and Battery Park. More than 100 people are expected to lose their jobs.

Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Create Jobs and Secure our Future

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reshma Saujani

James Madison once wrote, "America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged immigratio...

Good, Bad and Ugly in Financial Reform

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

With health care out of the way, regulation of the financial industry tops the reform agenda in Washington. New York has a lot on the line.

Empire State of Security

Reshma Saujani | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reshma Saujani

What's so disturbing about a bustling tech company in the middle of rural India? The danger is that the US today risks losing the high tech race to emerging economies.

Children Almost Half Of New York's Growing Homeless Population

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Kariana, aged three, has a lonely existence in the New York homeless shelter her parents moved into last year. Lonely, but not alone -- th...

Paterson's 2010-2011 Budget Proposal Highlights

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Governor Paterson Wants To Change Business Tax Breaks Program

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Paterson administration wants to change the way New York businesses get tax breaks for job creation, proposing credits for re...

Paterson: 'Cutting Now Will Be Less Damaging Than Gutting Later'

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. David A. Paterson took to the radio, trying, in interviews on half a dozen stations, to add a sense of urgency to the budget negotiations, and re...