Major League Soccer and the Players Union settled on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement that will increase players’ salaries and create free agency. The new deal will last five years and opens the door for many young, talented players.
On Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a fourteen-point plan to crack down on smuggling and violence at Riker’s Island.
On Monday, the European Central Bank starts a program that will inject more than a trillion euros into its economy by the middle of next year. The policy – known as quantitative easing – is the latest mvoe in an effort to bring the Eurozone out of its fiscal crisis. Adélie Pontay spoke with economist Schmitt-Grohe, who says it’s a big change for the European Central Bank.
A recent study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that nearly four out of five millenials, those ages 18-34, have not dedicated any time volunteering in the past year. Commentator and millennial, Tyler Daniels reflects on his experience volunteering as a teenager.
The last store in the city dedicated to selling sheet — and only sheet music — closed its doors for good today, Friday, March 6, at 5pm. The Frank Music Company on West 54th Street near Broadway opened in 1937. But sales have been sluggish in recent years, and the owner is moving on. Miriam Sitz paid a visit to the store on its final day.
Since the city and state started to crack down on landlords who harass tenants in rent stabilized units, advocates for rent regulation feel the momentum has moved in their favor. They’ve decided to go to Albany to try for more tenant-friendly legislation. But researchers disagree how rent regulation laws should work in the future.
For most musicians, the sign, and sound, of a breakthrough is when you hear yourself on the radio. Now, if you wrote the song, you get royalties every time it’s played. But the performer doesn’t. The U.S. is one of the few countries in the world where AM and FM radio stations don’t pay royalties to performers. And now, a new resolution introduced in Congress aims to make sure they never have to. But Hanna Klingberg hears the sounds of change.
Last week the U.S. Department of Education announced that the New York City Public Schools District has agreed to take steps to create more opportunities for girls to participate in sports. The agreement comes after a complaint filed in 2010 that alleged the school district was in violation of Title Nine, the civil rights legislation that aims to create equal opportunity for girls and boys in education. As Theresa Avila reports, a host of issues make that difficult in the city.