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Feds cite Kings Highway Rite Aid for safety violations; fines could be $83K

Bensonhurst
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Rite Aid for repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards at the retailer’s store located at 185 Kings Highway in Brooklyn.  … Full Article

HeartShare president rings opening bell at Stock Exchange

Downtown
Wall Street had a Brooklyn attitude on Thursday morning when Bill Guarinello, president and CEO of HeartShare Human Services of New York, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exhange. … Full Article

Some major retailers to list shoppers' rights

Responding to allegations of racial profiling, a coalition of major retailers agreed Monday to create a customer bill of rights that will explicitly prohibit profiling and unreasonable searches. … Full Article

Cyber Monday: Supreme Court won't stop NY's Internet taxation

WASHINGTON— On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused on Monday to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes on purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales. … Full Article

Pols call for Thanksgiving shopping big box boycott

Bay Ridge
Before you rush to finish your turkey dinner so that you can to get to Macy’s to hunt for bargains on Thanksgiving night, state Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis want you to reconsider. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber helps soldiers overseas stay in touch with families

Downtown
Don’t toss away that old cell phone! Bring it to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce instead and you’ll be making a military service member happy during the holidays. … Full Article

Scissura to spread holiday cheer with tour of Dyker Heights lights

Bay Ridge
Dyker Heights is world famous for the elaborate Christmas lights decorating homes in that community during the holiday season. … Full Article

NY's top court upholds NYC hotel tax on marketers

New York City
The state's top court says New York City can impose its nearly 6 percent hotel occupancy tax on booking services. … Full Article

New legal center to assist Brooklyn entrepreneurs

Downtown
When Nick Allard took over as the president and dean of Brooklyn Law School in 2012, he was determined to expand on Brooklyn’s entrepreneurial trend and expressed hopes to create business boot camps that would allow law students to assist Brooklyn’s start-up business owners in forming corpo … Full Article

Steiner Studios expands 'Hollywood East' with government aid, cinema campus

Navy Yard
Doug Steiner's plan to rebuild the Brooklyn Navy Yard's historic hospital annex took a big step forward Thursday with word of crucial state funding.  … Full Article

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