Normally, tourists hoping to get an ariel view of the city skyline can catch a ride on a helicopter tour. But starting this weekend, the choppers will be barred from flying on Sundays. It’s part of deal the city struck with tour operators to cut flights in half by next year. And while the city says it’s a compromise between local residents and business, Adrian Ma explains why no party involved is buzzing with enthusiasm over the deal.
Every year around this time, tens of thousands of New York teenagers enter the lottery. And no, I’m not talking about Powerball. Instead, it’s the Summer Youth Employment Program. Applications for the city-funded internship program opened this week. And if this year’s lottery is like the last, over half the young adults who apply won’t get in. Now though, a growing chorus of advocates and city officials are working to change that. Adrian Ma has the details.
CHAVA: The Federal Aviation Administration – or F-A-A – has been loosening restrictions for commercial use of drones. Last week it gave retail giant Amazon permission to test drones to deliver packages. The agency is also considering new rules that would let other companies use drones as well. CAMILLE: Some drone entrepreneurs and […]
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.