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Shake Shack shares more than double in stock market debut

Investors seem to be craving burgers and crinkle-cut fries. Shares of Shake Shack Inc. more than doubled in their stock market debut Friday. … Full Article

Stringer launches commission to reduce red tape for small NYC businesses

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has launched a Red Tape Commission made up of small businesses owners and regulatory experts, he told the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) in an address on Monday. … Full Article

Two views on car2go in Brooklyn

Brooklyn got a shout-out last week from Daimler, the company that makes Smart cars, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. … Full Article

NYC debates: Does Airbnb help or hurt affordable housing?

They cater to travelers, but Airbnb and other short-term rental sites are sparking debate over an issue few tourists are likely to unpack: affordable housing. … Full Article

Bay Ridge business owners like Cuomo’s tax cut proposal

Owners of small, mom and pop-type businesses in Bay Ridge expressed cautious optimism about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new proposal to lower their taxes. … Full Article

Gov. Cuomo calls for small business tax cut, wage hike

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday focused on economic issues as he rolled out his 2015 agenda, including a call for the state's minimum wage to increase to $10.50 and even higher in New York City, as well as a small business tax cut and a student loan forgiveness program. … Full Article

Bay Ridge seminar focuses on business taxes

There are important changes to federal and state tax laws this year that owners of small businesses need to know about, and a seminar taking place in Bay Ridge on Jan. 29 is designed to provide the latest information, organizers said. … Full Article

Motivated to ride a bike? Bike-share company changes name

Now that it has moved from laid-back Portland, Oregon, to amped-up New York, the company that runs bike-sharing programs in New York, Chicago and other major cities is changing its name from Alta Bicycle Share to Motivate. … Full Article

Brooklyn councilmember takes aim at Uber

A politician is accusing the world's biggest app-driven car service of ripping off New Yorkers by sometimes charging up to seven times more than its average fares. … Full Article

Maloney says terror risk insurance law extended for six years

U.S. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-North Brooklyn-Manhattan) is hailing the senate’s passage of a bill to help business buy insurance against terrorism. … Full Article

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