• Organization announces funding for 250 local journalists

    5 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - An organization that is trying to bolster the struggling local news industry said Monday that it will help fund the hiring of 250 journalists across the country next year.
    That's a sharp increase from the 61 journalists put in the field this year by Report for America, an initiative of the GroundTruth Project. Its first class of local reporters in 2018 numbered 13.
    With the help of foundation funding, Report for America pays half the salary of these reporters for two years. Local news organizations kick in 25% and agree to raise the remainder from donations by local sources.
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  • Compass seeks to settle Realogy beef through arbitration

    5 days ago - By Inman

    In new court filing, Compass cites Real Estate Board of New York conduct rule that states members must settle disputes outside of court.
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  • This portable solar charger is 15% off on Amazon for Cyber Monday, bringing the price down to $51

    This portable solar charger is 15% off on Amazon for Cyber Monday, bringing the price down to $51

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    BigBlue's 28-watt, foldable USB solar charger is available on Amazon for $50.99 for Cyber Monday.
    Waterproof, portable, and built with three output plugs, it allows you to charge three devices at the same time.
    We're also keeping tabs on Cyber Monday deals available at Amazon , Best Buy , and Walmart. If you're a Disney fan, there's a great deal on Disney Plus as well .
    For more discounts, visit Business Insider Coupons and check out our master list of the best Cyber Monday deals of 2019 .
    Whether you spend a lot of time on the trail, the road, or tend to occupy wide open spaces where...
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  • New Rent the Runway subscribers can take 50% off their first month of RTR Unlimited

    New Rent the Runway subscribers can take 50% off their first month of RTR Unlimited

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    On Cyber Monday, Rent the Runway is dropping 50% off the first month of RTR Unlimited and $20 off the first month of RTR Update for new members.
    This makes the first month of RTR Unlimited $80 instead of the usual $160 and the first month of RTR Update $69 instead of $89.
    We're tracking the best Cyber Monday deals all day, including ones from Amazon , Best Buy , Target , Walmart , and more.
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  • Trump campaign won't allow Bloomberg reporters at events

    5 days ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - President Donald Trump's campaign says it will no longer give passes to Bloomberg News reporters to cover its rallies and other campaign events.
    Campaign spokesman Brad Parscale said Monday that Bloomberg, in the wake of founder Michael Bloomberg's own Democratic presidential bid, has “formalized preferential reporting policies.” Bloomberg's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait says that's not true.
    When Bloomberg announced his candidacy, Micklethwait said his news organization would not investigate the boss or other Democratic candidates. But he said the Trump administration would...
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  • Catholic schools in New York City are banning braids on black male students, and it's all perfectly legal

    Catholic schools in New York City are banning braids on black male students, and it's all perfectly legal

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Catholic schools in New York City have banned boys from wearing their hair in braids, despite city and state laws that ban hair discrimination.
    David Bloomfield, a professor of education law at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center, told the New York Daily News that Catholic schools can opt out of the statutes because of religious freedom caveats.
    New York's Dignity for All Students Act said the anti-discrimination law will not "apply to private, religious or denominational educational institutions."
    The city's anti-discrimination statute exempts any "religious corporation incorporated...
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  • Basketball Africa League To Hold Camp In New York City

    5 days ago - By Forbes

    The NBA has big plans for its new affiliated league in Africa, and the league took a big step Monday toward putting some decent players on the 12 teams that will be scattered across the planet's second-largest continent.
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  • Amazon employees will protest outside of Jeff Bezos' $80 million New York City penthouse on Cyber Monday

    Amazon employees will protest outside of Jeff Bezos' $80 million New York City penthouse on Cyber Monday

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    A group Amazon warehouse employees, local activists, immigrants, and politicians will protest outside of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' $80 million New York City penthouse on Cyber Monday.
    The protesters are marching against harsh working conditions at Amazon warehouses and say the company has a detrimental impact on the environment and local communities.
    Earlier this year, Business Insider spoke with 30 current and former Amazon employees who called their working conditions "brutal."
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