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New York tax firm mishandled hundreds of thousands of returns, per state audit

ALBANY— A New York state contractor hired to handle paper tax returns cost the state millions in overtime and made mistakes in nearly one quarter of the returns it processed last year, according to a state audit released Wednesday. … Full Article

Sunset Park Passport lets visitors enjoy neighborhood's charm

Sunset Park isn’t a foreign country, but you’ll enjoy it much more if you have a passport. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Federal Credit Union VP says NYC’s economy is looking up

The city’s economy is getting a lot better and its growth will strengthen this year, a financial expert is predicting. … Full Article

De Blasio appoints ex-banker to administration

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is appointing a Wall Street ally to an important economic post in his administration. De Blasio is a Democrat with a populist agenda. He did not gain much support from the city's bankers during his mayoral bid. … Full Article

Community board urges New York liquor board to reject license for Bay Ridge cabaret

Is this a case of the sins of the father being visited upon the son? … Full Article

Golden wants credit cards equipped with smart chips

In the wake of the security breach at Target, in which hackers got their hands on credit card information belonging to millions of the chain store’s customers, lawmakers across the country are working on legislation to try to cut down on credit card fraud. … Full Article

Velazquez says her legislation will help would-be entrepreneurs

Two pieces of legislation that U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez said are designed to help entrepreneurs and women in business were recently approved by the House Committee on Small Business. … Full Article

NYC comptroller Scott Stringer rejects $30 million IT contract

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has rejected a $30 million information technology contract that was awarded during the administration of former mayor Michael Bloomberg. Stringer said Thursday that his office rejected the contract with Allentown, Pa.-based Computer Aid Inc. … Full Article

City Planning Commission unanimously approves Domino Sugar project zoning changes

The City Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday morning for zoning changes Two Trees Management needs to develop the Domino Sugar Refinery site on the Williamsburg waterfront. … Full Article

Brooklyn, NYC small businesspeople still struggling, bank survey finds

A survey of small businesspeople throughout the five boroughs by TD Bank finds that a large number of them still find the economy challenging and still need to take out loans. … Full Article

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