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Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney Disdains Half The Country He Wants To Be President Of

The idea that 47 percent of Americans don’t have “personal responsibility” or “care for their lives” is shockingly arrogant, even by Mitt Romney’s standards.

09/18/2012

Senator Charles E. Schumer at a news conference (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Sen Schumer Asks VA To Let Vets Keep Dogs Until Research Is Complete

Veterans with physical impairments can get reimbursed for the cost of having a service dog help them, but a new Veterans Administration directive is delaying compensation for veterans with mental and emotional concerns until further research is completed.

09/16/2012

Mayor Bloomberg celebrates the opening of the new Workforce1 Veterans Career Center located at 60 Madison Avenue in Manhattan on July 31, 2012 (credit: Edward Reed)

City Opens New Veterans Career Center On Madison Avenue

Mayor Michael Bloomberg estimates there are currently 8,600 unemployed veterans in New York City.

07/31/2012

A woman looks for work at a job fair - Queens, NY - Jul 20, 2012 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Unemployment Rates Spike Across Tri-State Area

Despite an aggressive campaign of job creation, a new report shows that New York City’s unemployment rate has risen to 10 percent– the same rate seen during the height of the recession in September 2009.

07/20/2012

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2nd Annual Veterans On Wall Street Job Fair Is Today

Those who have had trouble making the transition from military to civilian life are getting a little help on Wall Street today, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

06/21/2012

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Program Prepares Transitioning Veterans For Jobs In Tough Market

Green construction isn’t just a way to create a more sustainable climate, it is also a way to create a more sustainable job market.

05/30/2012

American Soldiers in Kabul, Afghanistan (file / credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

JPMorgan Chase Spearheads Effort To Find Jobs For Veterans Through 100,000 Jobs Mission

JPMorgan Chase and nearly 40 other companies, some of them also based in the New York City area, have teamed up to try and get veterans back into the workforce.

04/06/2012

Veterans Job Fair (credit: CBS 2)

Dozens Of Organizations Hold Job Fair For Veterans On L.I.

“The unemployment rate in this country is 8.2 percent. For post-9/11 veterans it’s 12.4 percent. That is a national shame,” said Rep. Steve Israel.

03/30/2012

Job seekers fill out paperwork at a career fair at Prince George's Community College - Largo, MD - Nov 4, 2010 - Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Jobs Fair For Veterans In Farmingdale Today

Our nation’s veterans – they put their lives on the line and now, upon returning home, many are unable to find a job. It’s a sad reality.

03/30/2012

American soldier serving in Kabul, Afghanistan - Mar 15, 2012 (credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Stories From Main Street: Veterans, Servicemen Getting Help In Piscataway, Parsippany

In Piscataway, there is an office that looks like any other, a maze of cubicles, except for one thing. Each desk is marked by an American flag. This is the home of Vets for Warriors.

03/19/2012

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Police: Iraq War Veteran’s Wheelchair Stolen From Front Of Holbrook Home

Chris Levi, 28, discovered his $3,000 custom-made wheelchair, with a Purple Heart and Army seal embroidered on the back of the seat, missing when he returned to his Mollie Boulevard home after running some errands.

01/20/2012

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Hundreds Of Vets Turn Out For NYC Office Of Veterans Affairs Jobs Fair

Over 500 New York City area veterans stood in the cold Thursday to meet with dozens of employers at a job fair held by the Mayor’s Office of Veteran’s Affairs (MOVA).

01/19/2012

U.S. Marines carry a wounded comrade in Helmand Province, Afghanistan - Nov 10, 2011 (credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

Companies To Get Tax Break For Hiring Returning Veterans

When companies hire veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, they not only get willing and able workers, but also a federal tax break, if a bill passed by the Senate becomes law.

11/11/2011

Former New York Mets pitcher Tom Seaver is inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, NY - Jul 24, 2011 (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tom Seaver Pays Tribute On Veterans Day

Hall of Fame pitcher and retired Marine Tom Seaver is in New York for Veterans Day, saluting both veterans and active duty service personnel.

11/11/2011

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