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Westchester Businesses Forced To Close On Short Notice

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Some small businesses in Westchester are being forced to close, a move that has surprised some shop owners – and dozens of other businesses could be next. “There was no warning, it was just random,” said Miesha Stokely of Cupcake Cutie Boutique. Cupcake Cutie was one of several small businesses shut down as part of ...

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New York’s Minimum Wage Hits $15 On New Year’s Eve

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Minimum-wage workers in New York will get to ring in the new year with a raise. A $15 hourly rate – up from $13 – kicks in on Dec. 31 for the city’s fast food workers and employees of businesses with 11 or more people. Workers on Long Island will also see their minimum pay go ...

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Fate Of Bankrupt Retailer Sears To Be Decided Today

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Friday marks a crucial deadline for bankrupt retailer Sears to decide if the company survives or will be liquidated. It’s the last chance for potential buyers to come forward with bids. Sears has told a bankruptcy court it has received several bids. The only public offer comes from the hedge fund controlled by Sears chairman Eddie ...

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Spring, T-Mobile Closer To Merger, Could Leave U.S. Down To 3 Providers

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Cell phone service providers Spring and T-Mobile are one step closer to merging. The multibillion-dollar deal just got the green light from the Committee on Foreign Investment, the government panel that vets certain deals involving investors outside the United States. The companies also say Justice, Defense and other departments have withdrawn their requests to delay the ...

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NYC Council Looking Into Amazon Deal Made Behind Closed Doors

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York City Council is holding the first of three planned hearings Wednesday to discuss Amazon’s decision to build part of its second headquarters in Long Island City, Queens.  Some city and state officials want to look into how the deal was made – behind closed doors and without public input. Council Speaker Corey Johnson says ...

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Marriott Data Breach Hits 500 Million Customers, New York AG Investigating

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New York Attorney General is opening investigation into a Marriott data breach that may have affected up to 500 million guests. In an early tweet Friday, New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood said residents need to know that their personal information is safe. We’ve opened an investigation into the Marriott data breach. New Yorkers deserve ...

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Biggest Cyber Monday Sales Expected, But Beware Shopping From Work

Buyer Beware: Avoid Cyber Monday Scams & Frauds Officials Warn Of Gift Card Scams CNet Breaks Down The Best Deals On Line vs. Online? Top Holiday Toys NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Today’s Cyber Monday is expected to be the largest online shopping day in history and millions of people skip lines at the mall and score some major deals online. ...

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Long Island City Community Pushes Back Against Amazon’s Plan For Second Headquarters

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Community leaders will hold a rally Wednesday in Queens, protesting Amazon’s decision to bring part of its second headquarters to Long Island City. While the move could bring billions in investments and more than 25,000 jobs, many are worried about what it will mean for housing and the commute. Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src=’https://s2.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js’;s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery ...

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Amazon Reportedly Picks New York City, Northern Virginia To Split 2nd Headquarters

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Amazon is expected to announce the location of its second headquarters Tuesday, and it appears New York City will be one of two winners. News the corporate giant was eyeing the Big Apple broke last week, but we’ve been waiting for an official announcement. The Wall Street Journal reports Amazon confirmed its decision Monday and will split ...

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