Economy

NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
NY Comptroller DiNapoli: ‘Queens is a New York success story’
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 12/13/2013 at 5:14PM

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli gathered with local elected officials and community leaders on Friday, December 13 at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City to release an economic snapshot of Queens, revealing how the borough has made an economic comeback over the past two years since the Great Recession.

President Obama signs bill to end government shutdown and raise debt limit
President Obama signs bill to end government shutdown and raise debt limit
Politics Angy Altamirano 10/17/2013 at 12:05PM

After 16 days of the government being shut down for the first time in close to two decades, business is back up and running. On Wednesday night, Congress passed a bill that would help fund the government through January 15, 2014 and raise the debt limit until February 7. President Barack Obama signed the bill [...]

Breakfast looks at economic outlook
Breakfast looks at economic outlook
Business Terence M. Cullen 10/20/2012 at 7:39AM

At many levels of the economy, there are several things entrepreneurs and financiers should be conscious of as the country continues its recovery. This was the theme of the several speakers who addressed businessmen and women on Tuesday, October 2 at an economist breakfast at Citi Tower in Long Island City. The talk featured economists [...]

The Economy is a Circus
Letters Letters 11/03/2011 at 5:41PM

As 2011 moves along, the economy of our nation continues to be in shambles. The unemployment rate continues to be high, people are continuing to lose their jobs, homes and health insurance, prices on everything from food to clothes to fuel to medicine continue to rise and we have a president and Congress who continue [...]

Poll says casino gaming is a ‘smart bet’
News Steve Mosco 10/04/2011 at 5:54PM

New Yorkers say “Hit me!” According to a Quinnipiac University poll, residents want the state to amend its constitution and deal table games at New York Casinos similar to ones in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. The poll states that 56 percent of city and state residents would approve casinos. A more recent Siena College [...]