European unemployment insurance gains ground

European unemployment insurance gains ground
During this election season, some ideas have resurfaced, such as a European employment insurance, which is supported by think thanks like the German Glienicker and the French Eiffel. … "Despite historically low interest rates established by the ECB …
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Josh Kopelman is having his Pete Musser moment [feature]
When Philly-based startup leaders hit the road to seek investment out of market, any connected venture capitalist elsewhere will always ask first if Kopelman has invested in their business. “If you're a … That's the start of the kind of influence …


De Blasio's municipal ID plan gains traction

De Blasio's municipal ID plan gains traction
A bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a municipal identification card, an idea proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio earlier this year, is being introduced in the City Council. The New York City Identity Card would allow users access to …
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ITEMS R US: Downtown dust, two suspicious logos, one lonely outhouse & more!
The city has in hand (but has not yet disclosed) two proposals for the old (circa 1957) place. Councilman Mike Gardner knows what he'd like to see: “Restaurant-entertainment would be ideal. There's a successful history of people turning fire stations …
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Barnes & Noble's future in Niskayuna in doubt
The Barnes & Noble store is just over a decade old, and booklovers were expressing concern after news of the store's apparent plan to close was first reported in The Daily Gazette. Readers on The Buzz: Business blog described the closing as "terrible …
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