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  • Cubs, city of Chicago agree on Wrigley Jumbotron

    The Chicago Cubs, which waited decades to install lights at Wrigley Field and has waited more than a century to win a World Series, took a giant step toward ending the wait for something every other team in the majors already has: a Jumbotron.


  • ** FILE ** Kevyn Orr answers a question during a news conference in Detroit on Thursday, March 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Emergency Detroit manager yanks council president's salary

    The state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit yanked the salary of City Council President Charles Pugh on Thursday, allowing him at the same time to keep his health benefits — for the time being


  • New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (Associated Press)

    NYC council seeks to ban businesses from checking applicants' credit

    If City Council has its way, businesses in the Big Apple will no longer be able to check job applicants' credit histories as a means of deciding whom to hire.


  • Bloomberg cigarette plan gets praise, criticism

    Anti-smoking advocates and health experts hailed proposals from Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would keep cigarettes out of sight in New York City stores, while tobacco companies and smokers called it an overreach.


  • NYC plan would keep tobacco products out of sight

    Cigarettes would have to be kept out of sight in New York City stores under a first-in-the-nation plan unveiled by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday, igniting complaints from retailers and smokers who said they've had enough with the city's crackdowns.


  • To mayor, NYC soda ruling just 'temporary setback'

    Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg's bullishness, political realities and legal questions make for an uncertain future for one of the premier pieces of his legacy: a now-blocked ban on supersized sugary drinks.


  • Judge strikes down NYC ban on supersized sodas

    A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect, handing a defeat to health-minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg and creating uncertainty for restaurants that had already ordered smaller cups and changed their menus.


  • Judge strikes down NYC ban on supersized sodas

    A judge struck down New York City's pioneering ban on big sugary drinks Monday just hours before it was supposed to take effect, handing a defeat to health-minded Mayor Michael Bloomberg and creating uncertainty for restaurants that had already ordered smaller cups and changed their menus.


  • Flu season fuels debate over paid sick time laws

    Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a day she felt she couldn't afford to miss.


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