• Nicki Minaj and Amy Schumer wade into the heated New York governor's race between Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon at the last minute

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Two last-minute celebrity endorsements of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary in New York have garnered a fair amount of attention.
    Actress Amy Schumer and rapper Nicki Minaj on Wednesday both announced they're endorsing Cuomo.
    Nixon is considered a long-shot, but her unapologetically progressive platform has gained a fair amount of attention in the media.
    Two last-minute celebrity endorsements of Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's Democratic primary have garnered a fair amount of attention.
    Actress Amy Schumer on Wednesday endorsed Cuomo over progressive candidate Cynthia...
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  • A record 12,800 immigrant children are now in US government custody - and shelters are about to hit full capacity

    A record 12,800 immigrant children are now in US government custody - and shelters are about to hit full capacity

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    There are now 12,800 immigrant children in government custody - the highest number on record, The New York Times reported Wednesday night.
    The surge is reportedly due to a slowdown in the government's system for placing children in the care of parents or relatives in the US.
    Experts say the backlog of children being held in government shelters means that they will reach full capacity quickly, and risk further traumatizing children.
    The number of immigrant children in US government custody has skyrocketed to 12,800 - the highest number on record and a fivefold increase from just last...
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  • Why the heck are New Yorkers voting on a Thursday?

    Why the heck are New Yorkers voting on a Thursday?

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    This is what happens when voting disincentives are baked right into the system.
    If you live in the state of New York and are standing in line to vote, you may be wondering why you are voting on a Thursday. After all, federal, state, and local elections have been held on Tuesdays since the 1840s. This year is special-and not just because a Sex and the City star is trying to unseat the governor.
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  • Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie fashion show was a celebration of diversity and body positivity-and included two pregnant women on the runway

    Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie fashion show was a celebration of diversity and body positivity-and included two pregnant women on the runway

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    On Wednesday night, Rihanna debuted her newest Savage X Fenty lingerie collection during the tail end of New York Fashion Week.
    While the collection was already praised for its wide range of sizes, Rihanna took the inclusivity even further, featuring models of all shapes, sizes, and skin colors on the runway.
    The show included well known models such as Bella and GiGi Hadid, as well as Slick Woods who showcased her baby bump on the runway.
    Rihanna is no stranger to promoting diversity in the fashion and beauty spheres, but her Savage X Fenty fashion show that streamed live on YoModels of...
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  • Target to boost holiday hiring by 20 percent to 120,000

    1 month ago - By Chron

    NEW YORK - Target plans to hire more than 120,000 people for the busy holiday shopping season, a 20 percent increase from last year.
    The retailer says the temporary hires will stock store shelves and check people out at the register. In addition, it plans to hire 7,500 people to pack online orders at its warehouses. Target says it will pay workers $12 an hour, a dollar more an hour than last year.
    With a strong job market, retailers will likely face a harder time attracting workers for the holidays since workers can be pickier about where they work. Target says it will hold hiring events...
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  • A California man may be facing jail time after inviting women to dinner, ordering expensive wines and lobster, and leaving them to pick up the tab

    1 month ago - By Chron

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    A 45-year-old man in California is being accused of taking multiple women out to dinner between 2016 and 2018 before secretly taking off and leaving them with the bill.
    The multiple "dine and dash" dates amount to extortion, fraud, and petty theft, according to prosecutors.
    If a judge decides the evidence warrants a trial, the man could be facing years in jail.
    One woman alleges the man dined with her at an upscale restaurant in Los Angeles before excusing himself for a phone call and leaving the restaurant, leaving her with a $250 tab.
    An alleged habitual...
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  • These $300 wireless earbuds are like AirPods on steroids - here's what they're like to use

    These $300 wireless earbuds are like AirPods on steroids - here's what they're like to use

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    New York-based audio company Master & Dynamic just unveiled its first pair of wireless earbuds, and they might give Apple's AirPods a run for their money.
    The new Master & Dynamic MW07 true wireless earphones are certainly more expensive than AirPods at $300 - Apple's wireless earbuds cost just $170 - but the most noticeable difference between the two products is the audio.
    I personally have no problems about how AirPods sound. I like how they sound, in fact. But the MW07 wireless earphones do indeed sound noticeably better. The MW07s can can get much louder than AirPods, and they provide...
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  • Mortgage fraud risk is at its highest level since the recession

    1 month ago - By Inman

    Regionally, the same states remained at the top for mortgage application fraud risk: New York, New Jersey and Florida. The top 10 states all showed increased in risk year-over-year, with New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Oklahoma and Texas seeing the greatest rise.
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  • Julia Salazar, the controversial 27-year-old democratic socialist running for New York State Senate, faces her big test in the New York primary

    Julia Salazar, the controversial 27-year-old democratic socialist running for New York State Senate, faces her big test in the New York primary

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old New York State Senate candidate, is facing a barrage of criticism and media attention amid reports that she misrepresented aspects of her background.
    While some progressives believe questions around Salazar's credibility make her an unsuitable candidate, many, including other progressive New York candidates, are standing by her.
    New Yorkers will decide on Thursday whether Salazar will replace a longtime incumbent Democrat in their Brooklyn district.
    When Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old progressive activist, was convinced to run for New York State Senate early this...
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