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After losing fight to levy 'Amazon tax,' Seattle is back to square one on helping homeless

Amazon and other businesses squelched a Seattle tax to fund homeless services, leaving the city with no clear path forward to deal with the crisis. Many.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 17th, 2018

Floating city backed by Peter Thiel could one day become a reality

The Seasteading Institute, which received seed funding from billionaire Peter Thiel, is building an island with 300 homes in French Polynesia. Using a cryptocurrency called Varyon, it will run under its own governance as part of a pilot project......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 15th, 2018

The other Uber fight: Unions brawl to rep drivers

Who speaks for Uber drivers? As market saturation and driver suicides wrack the taxi and black-car industry, and the city gears up for another street fight with ride-hail apps, three powerhouse... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 14th, 2018

Federal Transit Authority to consider Pittsburgh"s bus rapid transit project

The Port Authority of Allegheny County's Bus Rapid Transit system could get the funding it needs for a green light next year. The Federal Transit Authority is funding projects next year, despite a recommendation from the Trump administration to elim.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 14th, 2018

NBC-owner Comcast offers $65 billion to buy the Fox studios, setting up fight with Disney

On the heels of a federal judge's decision that AT&T's $85 billion acquisition for T.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 13th, 2018

Will Amazon"s effort to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

A tax on large companies like Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 13th, 2018

Will Amazon"s effort to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

A tax on large companies like Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 13th, 2018

Another Kansas City payday lender is off to prison, this time for 10 years

Rick Moseley Sr., one of a few Kansas City payday lenders whose usurious business practices came under scrutiny by federal investigators, was sentenced on Tuesday by a federal judge in New York to 10 years in prison. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 13th, 2018

Seattle leaders vote to repeal "head tax" weeks after enactment

Seattle's city council, facing stiff opposition from big business, voted on Tuesday to repeal a "head tax" introduced as a way to fight a housing crisis which had hit the city's largest companies, including Amazon.com......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 12th, 2018

City"s surrender on public housing probe puts politicians in the spin cycle

What should New Yorkers make of the Housing Authority settlement? For years the city has blamed federal disinvestment for for the sorry state of public housing, so there is heavy irony in the... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 12th, 2018

Seattle Leaders Poised to Scrap "Head Tax" After Business Backlash

Pictured: Amazon's Seattle headquarters campus. Courtesy: Amazon The Seattle City Council is set to consider repealing a "head tax" on large employers aimed at funding affordable housing and services .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 12th, 2018

A former New York prosecutor says Conor McGregor"s charges are "not serious," which means UFC"s biggest fight of the year could go ahead

Reuters Conor McGregor is due to return to a New York City courtroom on June 14. The UFC fighter faces assault and criminal mischief charges but former New York prosecutors say McGregor has nothing to worry about. This m.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 12th, 2018

Cage fight: How Metro used its muscle to beat Bird

On Thursday, Bird announced it would cease its Nashville operations until the city's pending regulations were finalized......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 8th, 2018

Trump Administration Cannot Withhold Funds From Sanctuary Cities Despite Threats, Federal Judge Rules

A federal judge said the Trump administration's policy of withholding law enforcement grants based on a city's immigration policies "violates statutory and constitutional law.".....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 7th, 2018

Scooter company Lime, known for making a ruckus in cities across U.S., to raise $250M from Google Ventures

Electric scooter and bike company Lime is raising $250 million in funding, backed by GV, formerly known as Google Ventures, according to a report by Axios. The San Francisco-based company ruffled city feathers earlier this year when it debuted its e.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 6th, 2018

In his budget, Cranley kills dedicated funding for Tillery’s Center for Closing the Health Gap

Mayor John Cranley fired a political missile at a longtime Cincinnati political insider on Wednesday, proposing to zero out city funding for the Center for Closing the Health Gap, the group headed by Dwight Tillery, who is Cranley’s former politica.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 6th, 2018

The former Google Ventures may give scooter company Lime"s unicorn round a push to $250M

Funding for scooter sharing companies is multiplying almost as fast as they are appearing on city streets and sidewalks, with news on Tuesday that Lime is lining up a $250 million round. Axios cited unnamed sources who said that GV (formerly Google Vent.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 5th, 2018

Cuomo can"t back up attack on city school funding

Maybe it's time for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to go back to school himself. The governor talked in circles Tuesday when pressed for his position on Mayor Bill de Blasio's push to diversify the city's most... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 5th, 2018

Are Coal Stocks Depending on Trump’s Life-Support Plan?

A draft memo outlining a federal plan that would force electricity distribution companies to buy power from coal and nuclear plants is the president's latest attempt to make good on campaign promises........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJun 4th, 2018

City tells Landing owners it has terminated lease

The legal fight between the owners of the Jacksonville Landing and the city escalated on Friday when the Office of General Counsel sent a notice that it was terminating the lease agreement between the two entities. In a letter addressed to Jacksonvi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 28th, 2018