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City"s battle against smoking is far from over

The New York City Smoke-Free Air Act went into effect in 2003, marking a significant milestone in the fight to protect New Yorkers from the dangers of secondhand smoke and discourage smoking... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 10th, 2018

Union takes aim at Related CEO

The pitched battle between The Related Cos. and the city's 100,000-member unionized construction workforce tuned up another notch today. A coalition of union construction workers said it would... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyork21 hr. 35 min. ago

Battle to Control Key Eastern Afghan City Intensifies

The battle for a strategic provincial capi.....»»

Category: topSource: wsjAug 12th, 2018

This city set to offer Amazon $1B tax deal for new headquarters

As the battle to land Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters comes down to the wire, one of the less glamorous contenders just added as much as $1 billion in tax breaks to its pitch......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 8th, 2018

Major Manhattan rezoning set to pass council

The battle of uptown wound down this afternoon. The City Council prepared to vote through Mayor Bill de Blasio's controversial plan to rezone much of the upper Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood to... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 8th, 2018

Ride-share apps could turn vehicle cap to their advantage, insiders say

Uber and Lyft lost the battle against regulatory legislation Wednesday, but industry insiders suggested they may still win the war for the marketplace. The City Council approved a package of... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 8th, 2018

Uber and Lyft will lose cap battle, survey of council shows

Uber and Lyft look to be headed into a brick wall at the City Council, which is poised to vote Aug. 8 on legislation that will cap the tech firms' vehicle count in the five boroughs for a year.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkAug 7th, 2018

Record Murders Plague Mexico In First Half Of 2018: "The Figures Are Horrible"

Mexico’s next president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a former Mexico City mayor and outspoken critic of the political establishment - has a significant uphill battle once he is inaugurated as President on Dece.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 27th, 2018

Uber, Lyft on defense as City Council fast-tracks regulation

Uber may be about to lose the battle it won resoundingly three years ago, when Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to cap the growth of ride-hail services went down in flames without the City Council... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJul 27th, 2018

Verizon to focus on 5G delivery, bows out of battle with AT&T, Comcast over content

Verizon announced its third city where it will deploy 5G technology, as CEO Lowell McAdam departs after seven years at the helm of the nation's largest wireless provider.   &.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 24th, 2018

After Surviving 5 Drone Strikes, Citizen Sues US Government To Be Taken Off Of "Kill List"

Bilal Abdul Kareem, a black American citizen who had been living for years in Syria, where he ran a small news organization, happened to find himself in Aleppo during the waning days of the battle for the city, in a room full of desperate Free Syria.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJul 19th, 2018

Real estate, biz groups join forces to battle trash plan

Real estate groups are urging city hall to t.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyJul 11th, 2018

Bike-share schemes battle for Paris turf, but it"s not all free-wheeling

Grabbing a bicycle from a docking station and riding the streets of Paris used to be one of the city's many charms, but the once-loved Velib system has fallen into disarray and some new dockless bike-share schemes are struggling to survive......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 10th, 2018

Down in San Antonio, another battle over mandatory sick leave takes shape

The San Antonio City Council would run afoul of state law if it were to mandate that private employers in the city provide paid sick leave to their workers, the Texas Attorney General's office warned on July 9. David Hacker, special counsel for c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2018

With Much at Stake in Yemen Port, Coalition Puts Advance on Hold

The United Arab Emirates paints its battle for the Yemen port city of Hodeidah as pivotal, but has now suspended the advance on Houthi forces after confronting land mines, drones, snipers and humanitarian challenges......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 8th, 2018

Sutton Place neighborhood fights on against supertall condo

A Manhattan neighborhood group is taking its battle against a 67-story condo tower to court. The East River 50s Alliance said it will challenge a decision by the city’s Board of Standards and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 29th, 2018

Battle over city"s commercial waste plan heats up

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to radically change the way commercial trash is collected will encounter new opposition Thursday when two City Council members introduce a bill that aims to reach... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 28th, 2018

Battle over city"s commercial waste plan heats up with new bill

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to radically change the way commercial trash is collected will encounter new opposition Thursday when two City Council members introduce a bill that aims to reach... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 28th, 2018

Airbnb Says NYC Councillors are ‘Puppets’ of the Hotel Industry, Citing Campaign Contributions

But others say Airbnb is raising New Yorkers' rents. Airbnb has escalated its long-running battle with lawmakers in New York City, accusing City Council members of being in the pocket of the hotel .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJun 23rd, 2018

Activist Icahn gains control of board in proxy fight at SandRidge Energy

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday won a battle for control of SandRidge Energy, winning at least four of seven seats on the board of the U.S. shale producer that he wants to sell......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 19th, 2018

Activist Carl Icahn gains control of board in proxy fight at SandRidge Energy

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn on Tuesday won at least four seats on the board of SandRidge Energy , winning a battle for control of the U.S. shale producer that he wants to sell to others or buy himself......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJun 19th, 2018