Some major retailers to list shoppers' rights

Responding to allegations of racial profiling, a coalition of major retailers agreed Monday to create a customer bill of rights that will explicitly prohibit profiling and unreasonable searches. … Full Article

Cyber Monday: Supreme Court won't stop NY's Internet taxation

WASHINGTON— On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused on Monday to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes on purchases on websites like, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales. … Full Article

Pols call for Thanksgiving shopping big box boycott

Bay Ridge
Before you rush to finish your turkey dinner so that you can to get to Macy’s to hunt for bargains on Thanksgiving night, state Sen. Diane Savino and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis want you to reconsider. … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber helps soldiers overseas stay in touch with families

Don’t toss away that old cell phone! Bring it to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce instead and you’ll be making a military service member happy during the holidays. … Full Article

Scissura to spread holiday cheer with tour of Dyker Heights lights

Bay Ridge
Dyker Heights is world famous for the elaborate Christmas lights decorating homes in that community during the holiday season. … Full Article

NY's top court upholds NYC hotel tax on marketers

New York City
The state's top court says New York City can impose its nearly 6 percent hotel occupancy tax on booking services. … Full Article

New legal center to assist Brooklyn entrepreneurs

When Nick Allard took over as the president and dean of Brooklyn Law School in 2012, he was determined to expand on Brooklyn’s entrepreneurial trend and expressed hopes to create business boot camps that would allow law students to assist Brooklyn’s start-up business owners in forming corpo … Full Article

Steiner Studios expands 'Hollywood East' with government aid, cinema campus

Navy Yard
Doug Steiner's plan to rebuild the Brooklyn Navy Yard's historic hospital annex took a big step forward Thursday with word of crucial state funding.  … Full Article

Chamber to celebrate 'Legends of Brooklyn’

Mill Basin
The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Annual Gala on Dec. 18 at El Caribe Country Club in Mill Basin.  … Full Article

Scissura touts Brooklyn’s new clout in city government

Brooklyn is now the power center in city government, according to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, who said he is looking forward to working with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and other top officials. … Full Article


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