Business Reporter, Newsday
japantimes.co.jp — Members of the International Olympic Committee, who will vote in less than three months to pick the host city for the 2020 Summer Olympics, are increasingly leaning toward Tokyo as the favorite, several notable members said.
newsday.com — The vision of a bustling, year-round hub in the middle of Nassau County that generates jobs and tax revenue, and projects an attractive image of Long Island, seems simple enough -- at least on paper. But the four proposals to get there with the Nassau Coliseum property involve different paths, and there's no clear model to replicate.
gothamist.com — (Bluejake/Sarah Bibi/Gothamist) Although bed bug complaints and violations were said to be in decline last year, exterminator Bill Swan isn't buying it. According to Swan, NYC's bed bug epidemic is still raging, and he attributes the drop in complaints to an increasing number of New Yorkers essentially giving up, sticking an apple in their mouths and tying themselves to spits for the bed bugs armies to feast upon.
newsday.com — In a move that could increase funding available for Long Island startups, Great Neck-based investment firm BDS Capital said Thursday that it is creating a venture capital fund of $10 million to $30 million to invest in early-stage companies.
newsday.com — Get the latest news and trends on Long Island companies and the people behind them. Texas Gov. Rick Perry's five-day trip to New York State and Connecticut to recruit businesses won't include Long Island, a gubernatorial spokeswoman said Thursday.
nytimes.com — Most journalists dream of uncovering government corruption, landing a big interview or winning a Pulitzer Prize. But those are not the goals that Thomas F. Secunda, who co-founded Bloomberg L.P. in 1982 with Michael R. Bloomberg, has in mind.
newsday.com — The Huntington Town Zoning Board of Appeals appears ready to approve an application from 7-Eleven to build a stand-alone store on a busy Centerport intersection. At a meeting last week, the board directed its attorney, James Matthews of Huntington, to draft a decision approving the application with conditions.
newsday.com — WASHINGTON - (AP) -- In a first, America's racial and ethnic minorities now make up about half of the under-5 age group, reflecting sweeping changes by race and class among young people. Due to an aging population, non-Hispanic whites last year recorded more deaths than births.
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