Finance

Federal Contractors Must Be Accountable
Finance

Federal Contractors Must Be Accountable

August 4, 2014 By SEIU President Mary Kay Henry Washington, DC – Following President Obama's announcement of an executive order relating to monitoring and reforming the performance of government contractors, Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement:

Companies Join NYS Start-Up Project and Create Jobs
Finance

Companies Join NYS Start-Up Project and Create Jobs

July 30, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY – Governor Cuomo has announced that five businesses will expand or locate in Binghamton as a result of START-UP NY. The commitment by these companies represents the latest wave of businesses participating in this initiative that creates tax-free areas associated with colleges and universities across the state.

Schneiderman Investigates Manhattan Club Timeshare Scam
Finance

Schneiderman Investigates Manhattan Club Timeshare Scam

July 29, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced that he obtained a court order halting sales of timeshare interests at the Manhattan Club, a luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The order requires that the club’s principals, Ian Bruce Eichner, Leslie H. Eichner, and Stuart P. Eichner,…

Citigroup Fined for Misrepresenting Public
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Citigroup Fined for Misrepresenting Public

July 22, 2014 By Stephanie West Washington DC – Citigroup, has acknowledged it made serious misrepresentations to the public. This included the manner in which Citigroup marketed and sold residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The settlement requires Citi to pay $4.5 billion in hard dollars and provide $2.5 billion in consumer relief. New York State will…

Why the Minimum Wage is Important
Finance

Why the Minimum Wage is Important

July 9, 2014 By Oren M. Levin-Waldman Amidst the debate over whether the minimum wage really helps those at the bottom or whether it causes more unemployment, we often lose sight of why it was needed in the first place. Today the debate over the minimum wage has become a side show between those who…

Finance

Former Corning Clerk Stealing Public Funds

July 8, 2014 By Stephanie West New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced the arrest of former city of Corning clerk Stephanie Burlew. She was charged with grand larceny in the third degree, a class D felony, for allegedly misappropriating more than $5,000 in public funds by pocketing parking permit fees; code enforcement…

NYS Free Business Support Services
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NYS Free Business Support Services

July 7, 2014 By Stephanie West Albany, NY –  New York State is partnering with the Department of Labor and more than 100 regional chambers of commerce throughout the state as part of a strategic approach to help businesses access capital incentives, grow their workforce and manage their operations. Combined, the chambers of commerce will…

Changing Demographics in Manhattan’s Office Workforce
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Changing Demographics in Manhattan’s Office Workforce

July 3, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY — New York City’s changing population and economy have altered who works in Manhattan’s office buildings, according to a new analysis of workplace demographics, salaries and occupations released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.

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