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Crain's names Best Places to Work
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:01:00 EST
With an ever-growing number of firms taking decisive steps to create a workplace where employees are collegial, inspired by their work, empowered to take initiative and get credit where credit is...

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Hospitals consider their collective fate
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:05:00 EST
After some 18 months of negotiations with the federal government, New York state has received permission from regulators to implement a vast revamping of its health care delivery system in a bid to...

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Corporate tax moves could hit NY revs
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:15:00 EST
The recent spate of corporate tax inversions, in which companies forsake their U.S. incorporation for a domicile in a more tax-friendly country, has President Barack Obama vowing to close the...

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Freelancers Union to stop offering health insurance
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:39:00 EST
The Freelancers Insurance Co. will withdraw from the market and serve its insured members through Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2015, the Freelancers Union announced on Tuesday. The 250,000-member...

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J&J to buy biopharmaceutical firm Alios for $1.75B
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:31:00 EST
Johnson & Johnson is buying the biopharmaceutical company Alios BioPharma Inc. for about $1.75 billion. Alios is a privately held company that focuses on developing therapies for viral...

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Pols urge fed to speed up medical pot for kids with epilepsy
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:14:00 EST
New York has requested federal permission to import out-of-state marijuana so children and young adults with epilepsy can get medication soon instead of waiting for the state to develop its own...

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Healthy future eyed for ex-tuberculosis center
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:30:00 EST
The city is considering a plan to transform a nearly 100-acre former tuberculosis treatment center on Staten Island with dozens of landmarked buildings into a multipurpose health campus. The...

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Businesses see big bucks in medical marijuana
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST
The medical marijuana industry in New York is shaping up to favor established cannabis businesses. But with final regulations for medical marijuana still to be determined, and backers' hopes that the...

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Taxi foes, with eye on Uber, to build payment app
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:01:00 EST
They compete in more than a dozen markets across the country, talk trash over technology upgrades and have even sued each other. But in New York, the two companies that control the payment systems...

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Losses spur Aetna to trim network for individual buyers
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:15:00 EST
Aetna has become the latest insurer to pare back its coverage for individuals after losses in New York that one source put at $25 million this year. The unprofitable business led Aetna to begin...

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