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A far safer bet: Slots at our airports  | NY Daily News

A far safer bet: Slots at our airports | NY Daily News

New York City is bursting at the seams with tourists, all of them eager to have a good time and spend money. We’re even setting records in the number coming to the city, with Mayor Bloomberg announcing that more than 52 million visitors came and spent money in 2012. According to city estimates, our tourism industry generated $55.3 billion in economic impact in 2012, with $36.9 billion in direct spending, while our hospitality sector employs 356,000 people.

Simply put: Tourists are cash cows. So how can we get even more money out of them? Gambling.

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View from the Trenches | The Bond Buyer

View from the Trenches | The Bond Buyer

Empire’s Jerry Kremer sat down with The Bond Buyer to discuss his new book titled, “WinningAlbany, Untold Stories about the Famous and not so Famous.”

Watch Interview Here: Bond Buyer Online – View from the Trenches.

Kremer: The storm next time | LIHerald.com

Kremer: The storm next time | LIHerald.com

At the end of next month, the media will focus their attention on the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. There will be stories galore about the work of first responders, cleanup efforts and the rebirth of many businesses in the wake of the storm. Hopefully there will be another type of story, telling how large numbers of people still have not been able to get back into their homes, and how their lives are very much a continuing disaster.

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IT’S JUST A SHAME | LIHERALD.COM..!

IT’S JUST A SHAME | LIHERALD.COM..!

When you decide what to write in a column, there are many subjects that you could cover. There’s only one problem. Unless you can come up with several hundred words on a topic, a column doesn’t work, but all kinds of subjects deserve some type of mention. So I decided to recount all the shameful things that are happening these days.

It’s a shame we ever got involved with the two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. You can’t force democracy on countries that don’t even know how to spell it. When you have car bombings, mass killings and rivalries that go back hundreds, if not thousands, of years, there’s no way the U.S. can wipe out the sordid past. And why go into Syria to put the terrorists in power?

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