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South Street Seaport Businesses Pick Up The Pieces After Superstorm Sandy

The three businesses are located on South Street, Peck Slip and Front Street and are part of a merchants’ alliance formed in the wake of Sandy called Old Seaport New York.

10/28/2014

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Walmart Apologizes For Listing ‘Fat Girl Costumes’ On Website

Walmart has issued an apology for labeling its plus-sized Halloween clothing as “fat girl” costumes.

10/27/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

Job Growth A Key Issue In NY Governor’s Race

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has more jobs than ever and that upstate New York is rebounding. Republican Rob Astorino talks about people fleeing to states with lower taxes and higher employment.

10/26/2014

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Revel, Atlantic City Battle Over Property Taxes

Lawyers for Atlantic City and the bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel are battling over as much as $30 million that Revel owes for property taxes and penalties.

10/25/2014

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Judge Halts New Jersey’s Sports Betting Plan

A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to at least temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.

10/24/2014

The "Pink Sweet" at the Stony Brook Holiday Inn Express (credit: Mike Xirinachs/WCBS 880)

Long Island Hotel Checks In To Breast Cancer Fight, Unveils Pink Room

A portion of the proceeds earned from those staying in the room at the Holiday Inn Express in Stony Brook will go to the cause.

10/23/2014

A sign for UBS is seen at one of the bank's branches in Bern, Switzerland. (credit: Getty Images)

UBS Puts Stamford Building On The Market

Financial services giant UBS has put its Stamford, Connecticut, building on the market in another sign the Swiss bank is ready to leave.

10/23/2014

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Fueling Up Is Getting Harder As Gas Stations Close Across U.S.

More than 100 years after America’s first retail gasoline station opened, the National Petroleum News reports that America’s 160,000 gas stations are slowly receding from the landscape.

10/21/2014

A man walks in front of the headquarters of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Balks At JPMorgan Chase’s Proposed $1 Billion Tax Break

JPMorgan Chase wanted to construct the buildings at Hudson Yards, costing about $6 billion. The skyscrapers would have housed 16,000 employees.

10/21/2014

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WCBS 880 Small Business Breakfast: “Thinking Big” With Bruce Ratner

A standing room only crowd filled a ballroom at the Carltun in Eisenhower Park October 15th to hear developer Bruce Ratner talk about the art of networking, the power of persistence and the status of […]

10/21/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.   (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Launches New Payment System ‘Apple Pay’ For iPhone 6 Users

Apple said its new system is secure because it creates one-time payment numbers for purchases, instead of using credit card numbers and security codes.

10/20/2014

Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants tackles Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans in the second half at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Law Allowing Sports Betting In N.J. Signed By Gov. Christie

New Jersey is moving ahead with plans to permit betting on sports in the state, but legal challenges could stall the rollout.

10/17/2014

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Hackensack, Meridian Hospital Networks Planning Merger

Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network officials said Thursday that they have signed a memorandum of understanding and are working toward a merger. They said it could be four months before they have a final agreement.

10/16/2014

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of October 8, 2014. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ebola, Other Worries May Have Contributed To Rough Day On Wall Street

Stocks were deep in the red again on Wednesday, although they did rebound from a mid day swoon. At the closing bell the Dow was down 173 points at 16,141. Earlier in the day it had dipped below 16,000 for the first time since February.

10/15/2014

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Shoppers Set Sights On Early Holiday Sales

Black Friday may still be six weeks away, but stores are already advertising holiday shopping sales.

10/13/2014