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Lower East Side slowly losing its charm
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Lower East Side slowly losing its charm

Now more than ever, store owners and residents in the Lower East Side fear growing numbers of affluent middle-class transplants are threatening the area’s unique character.

LGBT job fair draws thousands
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LGBT job fair draws thousands

Nearly 3,000 members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community at the third annual Out to Work event on Sept. 17. Sponsored by the LGBT Community Center and the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, it is the largest LGBT job fair in the Northeast.

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Health-care debate rages on

Business owners in the audience argued both sides of the debate and even offered solutions, though the diversity of opinions given at Wednesday’s chamber meeting in Queens is as diverse as the borough itself.

Eco-friendly products may not be so different
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Eco-friendly products may not be so different

All-purpose cleaners at six dollars and $12 a pop for laundry detergent means consumers are paying more for products that experts say may not be that different from their Clorox counterparts.

Recession Hits the Rectory
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Recession Hits the Rectory

Since 2005, St. Andrews Anglican Church in the wealthy historic district of downtown Easton, Md., hosted family movie night and spaghetti dinners on weekends. St, Andrew’s had a reputation for its open door. 
But last month everything changed — the church was sold at auction after foreclosure. In a growing trend, St. Andrews will now share space when its congregation […]

Teach for America Yields Mixed Results for Eager Grads
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Teach for America Yields Mixed Results for Eager Grads

Even in the best of times, college seniors have to arm themselves with parent-ready responses to the stinging question: “What’s next after graduation?” But for students like Claire Steinbeck, who are hunting for entry-level jobs in a down-market that launched the unemployment rate to 12.5 million in February, the answer does not come easily. That’s why Steinbeck and thousands of […]

Recession keeps dentist’s chair full
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Recession keeps dentist’s chair full

Despite economic slowdown, the recession is actually giving dentistry a boost.

Who is chasing Harry Winston?
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Who is chasing Harry Winston?

At a time when the world’s largest banks are folding and the unemployment rate is climbing to new heights, who’s shopping for engagement rings that cost as much as $15,000?
Plenty of people, according to Harry Winston representatives.