Proposed City Legislation Seeks to Protect Freelancers

By Lindsay Purcell   More than 1.3 million New Yorkers work as freelancers. According to the Freelancers Union, more than 70% of all freelancers are paid late – or not at all – at some point in their careers. And its not a small amount – the average amount of nonpayment is almost $6,000. A new proposed […]

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Analyzing the Outcome of British Election with the BBC’s David Dimbleby

This morning the United Kingdom’s conservative party claimed victory in the UK , allowing prime minister David Cameron to serve another term in office. Polls projected a much closer race – but Labour wound up disappointed suffering a major loss of seats, mostly in Scotland. This morning Labor prime minister candidate Ed Miliband resigned from his leadership role. For more on the British election, I turned David Dimbleby, who’s been covering the British Elections for the BBC since 1979.

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The Millionth Tree: Street Trees Improve Life in the City’s Poorest Neighborhoods

In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg decided to plant trees in the streets of New York. To make the city greener, one million trees would be planted in a decade. The initiative cost the city $400 million… and is now near its goal. As Adélie Pontay reports,  the neighborhoods that needed the most trees were also some of the poorest areas in the city. She went for a walk around the leafy streets of East New York in Brooklyn to see how the neighborhood has changed.

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