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The Daily Read – June 1, 2011

By Erica Varlese

In an effort to combat buying influence over school budget votes, a bill proposed in Albany would require all political donations over $1,000 to be public.

A Dunkin’ Donuts in upstate New York will pay $290,000 after losing a sexual harassment lawsuit.

Similarly, a former-employee of a Long Island beauty salon is filing sexual harassment charges against the owner.

In Staten Island, community members protested the potential closure of Engine Co. 157 due to budget cuts.

Following the Straus-Kahn story, the Pierre Hotel has fired a supervisor for telling a housekeeping staff member to wait to report being groped by a guest.

Though the New York Times primarily focuses on rising consumer costs, there has been a slight increase in manufacturing wages across many Asian countries.

May 20, 2011

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