Economy and Business

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In a city where available living spaces are filled to capacity, micro-apartments are part of a larger effort to address the housing shortage and encourage commuters to move to Ithaca.

Lindsey Lazarski, WHYY

A few weekends each year, hotels in Centre County are at full capacity. During Penn State home football games, Artsfest or move-in, good luck getting a hotel room. Last weekend's graduation was no exception. "We booked the Nittany Lion Inn the day [registration] opened, the first day we could," said Jim Sauter, whose son was graduating. "It's about $400 a night, usually about $159, $179 a night." 

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Advocates for farmworkers are trying a new route to gain the right to form a union and be allowed benefits afforded to other laborers in New York. They are suing the state government. 

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chobani says it is giving its employees an ownership stake in the privately held company.

While media giant Gannett tries to acquire the parent company of the Los Angeles Times and eight other daily newspapers, The New York Times says it will close its Paris editing and printing operations, eliminating 70 jobs. NPR’s David Folkenflik speaks with Here & Now‘s Robin Young about news in the print journalism world.

It's been a big week for supporters of paid family leave.

The city of San Francisco and the state of New York took groundbreaking steps toward new and more generous leave policies. Advocates hope the moves will create momentum in other places that are considering similar measures.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a $10 million downtown revitalization initiative in the Finger Lakes.

What's In Store For Scranton?

Apr 8, 2016
Lindsey Lazarski / Keystone Crossroads

Pennsylvania's cities and towns are full of promise and share common challenges. Scranton is no different. Keystone Crossroads is a public media collaboration dedicated to reporting on root causes of problems in the commonwealth's communities and potential fixes.

Karen DeWitt

 

A quirk in the newly-enacted minimum wage increase could mean that in upstate New York, fast food workers could be paid significantly more than other low wage jobs by the early 2020’s, such as jobs in home health care or retail. 

Tom Magnarelli, WRVO

(WRVO) CenterState CEO President Rob Simpson said despite encouraging economic developments in central New York over the past few years, the economy and population of the region is stagnant. Simpson said the current trajectory of Syracuse and Onondaga County is not sustainable.

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