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Comptroller John Liu starts bid to become New York City mayor

Posted on 20 March 2013 by admin

  JENNIFER PELTZ NEW YORK — City Comptroller John Liu embarked Sunday on a mayoral bid that illuminates the political rise of New York City’s Asian-American population but has been shadowed by a fundraising-conspiracy case against two former aides. Already the first person of Asian descent to be elected citywide in New York, Liu, a Democrat, hopes to become its first Asian-American mayor. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “the rich keep getting filthy rich” while other New . >>> READ MORE ...

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Mayor Bloomberg pushes forward in plan to move cigarettes out of sight

Posted on 20 March 2013 by admin

      DAVID B. CARUSO NEW YORK — Walk into any convenience store or gas station in the country, and chances are the cigarettes will be in roughly the same spot: at eye level, right behind the cash register. That’s no coincidence. Tobacco companies have worked hard, and paid handsomely, to ensure that cigarette displays occupy the retail equivalent of prime real estate. In 2010 alone, the industry made $370 million in payments to retailers to help lock down prime shelving space, . >>> READ MORE ...

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