Tallying Spectrum complaints
Aug14

Tallying Spectrum complaints

A Brooklyn city councilman has set out to improve Spectrum service, one complaint at a time. The Council’s Consumer Affairs chairman, Rafael Espinal Jr., launched an online survey about cable and internet providers at the domain, fixmycablenow.com. Although the survey seeks feedback on all providers, Espinal said he is specifically targeting Spectrum. Espinal’s office said it will cull data from the survey, share consumer comments and...

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High rents, few concessions led to more vacancies: Report
Aug09

High rents, few concessions led to more vacancies: Report

More Manhattan apartments sat vacant last month, as landlords eased off discounts and sought to raise rents — a mismatch atypical of summer, according to Citi Habitats. The brokerage’s July market analysis, which is set to be released Thursday, noted that 1.34 percent of its rental listings in Manhattan were vacant, up from 1.32 percent in June. Although the number of unused units has increased, the current vacancy rate is lower than...

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CHINA TO SLAP MORE TARIFFS ON $16B OF US GOODS
Aug09

CHINA TO SLAP MORE TARIFFS ON $16B OF US GOODS

China is slapping additional tariff s of 25 percent on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports from fuel and steel products to autos and medical equipment, the Chinese commerce ministry said, as the world’s largest economies escalated their trade dispute. The tariff s will be activated on Aug. 23, the ministry said, the same day that the United States plans to begin collecting 25 percent extra in tariff s on $16 billion of Chinese goods....

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White House readies plan for $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in Trump’s escalating trade war
Jul25

White House readies plan for $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in Trump’s escalating trade war

The Trump administration on Tuesday announced up to $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in an escalating trade war, seeking to temper growing Republican dissent over President Trump’s trade policies. The aid is designed to help farmers facing tariffs in China, Mexico and other countries that imposed the levies on U.S. products in response to Trump’s new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. It is the latest sign that...

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MEETING YOUR MATCH
Jul19

MEETING YOUR MATCH

Roommate companies are changing landlords’ approach Finding the perfect people to share that pricey three bedroom with has been a rite of passage for many New Yorkers, one made a bit simpler with the advent of online forums like Craigslist or SpareRoom. In recent years, real estate brokers say their work has shifted toward roommate matchmaking. And a few new companies dedicated to professionalizing the hunt — such as Roomi and Roomeze...

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