Business

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

Manhattan Borough President Seeks Rent Mediation For Mom-And-Pop Businesses

Under Brewer’s proposal, if a landlord seeks to jack up a store’s rent, a mediator would try to work out a deal. If one cannot be reached, the business would receive a one-year extension so that it has time to find a new space.

03/24/2015

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What Are Businesses Doing To Battle Security Breaches by Hackers?

It’s happened again. Another big health insurance provider said someone hacked their customer’s information.

03/22/2015

Beachgoers hit the sand in Belmar, N.J., on May, 25, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Belmar To Hold Hearing On Parking Meter Cost Increase

Belmar has introduced an ordinance to double the price of 320 parking meters on Ocean Avenue by a $1 to $2 an hour.

03/20/2015

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Starbucks Baristas Encouraged To Write ‘Race Together’ On Cups To Spark Dialogue On Race Relations With Customers

Starbucks is joining the national conversation about race in the latest sign that corporations are trying to tie their brands to big social issues.

03/18/2015

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Starbucks To Deliver In New York City, Seattle

In New York City, delivery will be from existing or newly setup Starbucks shops in certain buildings, starting with the Empire State Building.

03/18/2015

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney calls for the Port Authority to sell real estate holdings March 17, 2015, at Newark's Penn Station. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ Democrats To Port Authority: Sell Real Estate Holdings To Pay For Hudson Rail Tunnel

Sweeney joined with other Democrats and transportation and business leaders Tuesday at Newark’s Penn Station to stress the critical importance of a new rail tunnel.

03/17/2015

Experts say homeowners should consider an annual sweep for termites. (Credit: New York Pest Management Association/CBS2)

Experts Suggest A Proactive Approach To Termite Prevention

March madness means basketball to some, but to others it means a battle with swarming termites that chew through wood and destroy homes.

03/16/2015

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NY Senator Fighting To Ban Powdered Alcohol, Cites Health And Safety Concerns

A controversial new powdered alcohol has been approved by the federal government, but now some states want it banned.

03/12/2015

This Lamborghini phone sells for $6,000. (credit: CBS2)

Luxury Technology Show Offers Glimpse Of High-Priced Electronics

The Luxury Technology Show is behing held at the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in Chelsea.

03/12/2015

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Alcohol And Tobacco Tax And Trade Bureau Approves Powdered Alcohol

A powdered alcohol intended to be mixed up into drinks has gained approval from a federal agency.

03/11/2015

New York Stock Exchange

NY Comptroller: Average Wall St. Bonus Is Nearly $173,000

New York’s state comptroller says the average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City grew 2 percent last year to nearly $173,000.

03/11/2015

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces a settlement with credit reporting agencies March 9, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond?WCBS 880)

Disputing Credit Report Could Get Easier Under New Rules

The Monday announcement by the agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — comes after months of negotiations between the companies and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

03/09/2015

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FDNY Firefighter Starts Company To Encourage People To Check Smoke Detectors

Firefighter Brian Mullin of the FDNY sees the consequences of not checking smoke detectors firsthand.

03/07/2015

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DUMBO-Based Etsy Files For IPO Valued At Up To $100 Million

If Brooklyn-based craft seller Etsy goes public later this year, it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money.

03/05/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the Association for a Better New York’s breakfast at The Pierre hotel on March 5, 2015. (credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

De Blasio Urges Business Leaders To Raise Minimum Wages

De Blasio appeared at a gathering of The Association for a Better New York — a group that has not always seen eye-to-eye with the liberal mayor.

03/05/2015