Friday, 29 August 2014

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Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Mexican Chocolate Co-op Stems Migration North

Building a successful artisanal chocolate co-op in one Mexican town was the response of some local women to mass emigration to the U.S., reports Diario de Mexico.

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Easing Rules for Street Vendors

Easing Rules for Street Vendors

A new City Council measure will allow licenses of street vendors to be transferred to family members in the event of death, illness or incapacitation of the original license holder, The Villager reports.

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How Female Street Vendors Cope

How Female Street Vendors Cope

Female street vendors, who account for about half of the city's 25,000 vendors, say the work can be very difficult, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

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MTA Diversifies Contracting

MTA Diversifies Contracting

The MTA has helped minority- and women-owned businesses gain more contracts with the agency through a mentoring program of its own, Amsterdam News reports.

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‘Arepa Lady’: Colombia in Queens

‘Arepa Lady’: Colombia in Queens

María Piedad Cano's legacy to her children is her title as one of the best-known names in Colombian cuisine in New York, reports El Diario.

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Atlantic City Decline: Chinese Reaction

Atlantic City Decline: Chinese Reaction

World Journal covers the impact of the decline of Atlantic City on Chinatown bus operators and Chinese casino workers.

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Mom and Pop Shops Struggle on the LES

Mom and Pop Shops Struggle on the LES

Some longtime businesses fight to stay open as a more affluent population moves in and rents increase on the Lower East Side, reports The Indypendent.

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‘A Changing Brooklyn’ by Neighborhood

‘A Changing Brooklyn’ by Neighborhood

Reporters from The Brooklyn Ink spanned across the borough to document the changes happening within individual neighborhoods in this series on "A Changing Brooklyn."

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Reviving a Salt Business in Haiti

Reviving a Salt Business in Haiti

A Haitian man, raised in New Jersey, set out to start a salt business based in the salt-rich region of northwest Haiti, reports The Haitian Times.

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NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

NYC Comptroller Supports Asian Textile Workers

Scott Stringer seconds a proposal requesting that Ralph Lauren Corporation sign a safety accord.

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City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

City Launches New Program to Help Small Businesses

The new initiative looks to "radically change" the city's relationship with small businesses and treat them as partners, reports Queens Latino.

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