Illegal Immigration As Slavery

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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will release a report today, titled "Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States," whioch documents the various abuses of undocumented workers at the hands of business. Among other things, the report charges that those workers are routinely cheated out of wages; forced to mortgage their futures to [&hellip
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Insurance Against Terrorism In Danger

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Business, Posts

A hearing was held this morning at City Hall where Sen. Charles Schumer, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and several real estate developers urged federal lawmakers to make Congress’ Terrorism Risk Insurance Act permanent, or to at least extend it. After 9/11, property owners found it exceedingly difficult to acquire terrorism insurance, so TRIA was created as [&hellip
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Con Ed’s Got Issues, Again

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Business, Posts

State Assemblyman Michael Gianaris has accused Consolidated Edison of squandering money on advertising while Queens businesses could barely make ends meet after last summer’s blackout. In a press conference on Sunday, Gianaris claimed that the power company spent more than a half-million dollars promoting itself in the months following the weeklong blackout. But while they [&hellip
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Jobs Ahoy!

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The New York City Economic Development Corporation has announced the selection of Triangle Equities to develop the three-acre Lighthouse Harbor site, which sits adjacent to the Staten Island Ferry in St. George. The project will continue the revitalization of the St. George community, which strives to be the City’s next great gentrification story. The developer [&hellip
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Wal-Mart Cradles Small Business In Its Gentle Bosom

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Yesterday, Wal-Mart announced a new program opening new stores and creating within them "Wal-Mart Jobs and Opportunity Zones" in nine cities across the country, ostensibly designed to build up not only the business of Wal-Mart but the local community as well. The program is designed to show just how a Wal-Mart can support those same [&hellip
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New ‘Wood In The Hood

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Business, Posts

The merging of New York City and Hollywood continues with the expansion of Brooklyn’s largest film studio—which brought us Spider-Man 3 and Inside Man. To compete with Hollywood, Steiner Studios will almost double its size—expanding to almost 600,000 square feet by renovating a seven-story building in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Daily News reports: “Since [&hellip
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