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  1. This band of college dropouts has a monster hit single - but people still don't know who they areRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Silicon Alley Insider

    The black ballistic rubber floors radiated heat from below as the sun beat down upon the brows of the 150 or so invited guests awaiting an acoustic set from Despite the heat, the sweeping views of the High Line and Hudson River provided a picturesque backdrop for the upcoming show. The guests were ostensibly eager for the band to play, but many appeared not to be fans per se , but rather pretty people who reveled in the thought of attending an invite-only party with a relatively-famous band and an army of professional photographers in tow.

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  2. Big Food's natural brand acquisitions prosper best when left aloneRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 20 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Even though Applegate executives sought to reassure people that their products -- hot dogs and deli meats prepared without antibiotics or the added nitrites often found in processed meats - wouldn't change under Hormel's ownership, it was a tough sell with some consumers. For those shoppers, the feeling was, "I really struggle with putting any of my dollars into Hormel's pockets," said Neil Leinwand, Applegate's senior vice president of marketing.

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  3. 'Fort Tilden' is a hilarious wake up call for millennialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Silicon Alley Insider

    If you don't laugh, or at least smile with recognition, at Harper and Allie's vitriolic opening text exchange, go ahead and watch something else. The film, written and directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers, follows two Brooklynite roommates, Harper and Allie , as they embark on an unexpectedly treacherous journey to a beach in The Rockaways to meet up with a couple guys.

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  4. Arab Bank settles U.S. litigation over attacks by militantsRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Arab Bank Plc has agreed to settle litigation brought by hundreds of Americans who accused it of facilitating militant attacks in Israel, nearly a year after a U.S. jury found the bank liable. The settlement was confirmed on Friday by Michael Elsner, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, and a spokesman for Arab Bank.

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  5. Bleacher Report co-founder and Elite Daily advisor Dave Nemetz raises ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 12 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Bleacher Report co-founder and Elite Daily advisor Dave Nemetz raises a seed round to launch a media site for guys, Inverse Dave Nemetz was 23 when he co-founded Bleacher Report in 2007, a company he'd later sell for more than $200 million. Nemetz left the sports media company in 2013, eight months after the acquisition, and spent the following year and a half deciding what to tackle next.

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  6. Five arrested in insider trading hacking scheme - FBIRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Five people were arrested and are in U.S. custody, charged in an insider trading scheme that generated more than $30 million in illegal profits, an FBI spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

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  7. StoryCorps turning Thanksgiving into an oral history holidayRead the original story

    Monday Aug 10 | Silicon Alley Insider

    As students head back to school, here comes a big homework assignment: StoryCorps wants tens of thousands of teenagers across America to interview a grandparent or elder this Thanksgiving and upload their recordings to the Library of Congress. The nonprofit oral history organization is asking high school history teachers to have their students record the interviews with StoryCorps' free smartphone application.

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  8. Hillary Clinton found a brilliant way to troll the Republican candidates during their big debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 6 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Hillary Clinton isn't on stage to defend herself , but she still managed to mock many of the candidates appearing in the first Republican presidential debates on Thursday night . Clinton's campaign set up a press filing room for reporters covering the debates at her headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

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  9. Major retailers want out of a $6 billion antitrust settlement with MasterCard, Visa and AMEXRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Dozens of retailers are seeking to void nearly $6 billion of U.S. antitrust settlements with Visa , MasterCard and American Express after learning that opposing lawyers exchanged confidential information, potentially tainting the accords. A group of retailers filed papers that remain under seal in the Brooklyn, New York federal court to scuttle their $5.7 billion accord with Visa and MasterCard, which won court approval in 2013, the retailers' lawyer Owen Glist said in an email.

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  10. Merchants seek to void $6 billion Visa, MasterCard, AmEx settlementsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A group of retailers filed papers that remain under seal in the Brooklyn, New York federal court to scuttle their $5.7 billion accord with Visa and MasterCard, which won court approval in 2013, the retailers' lawyer Owen Glist said in an email. Similar papers were made public in the American Express case on Wednesday in the same court, where retailers opposing the $79 million accord include Wal-Mart Stores Inc Retailers claimed that the settlements were rigged in light of the discovery of an exchange of emails and other documents between Gary Friedman, a lawyer who represented them, and Keila Ravelo, a lawyer who represented MasterCard while she was a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.

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  11. NY state senator found guity of obstructing embezzlement caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A New York state senator was convicted on Friday for seeking to obstruct a federal investigation into whether he had embezzled proceeds from sales of foreclosed properties, in one of a series of recent U.S. prosecutions of state lawmakers. John Sampson, 50, a Democrat who has represented southeastern Brooklyn, New York, since 1997, was found guilty by a federal jury in Brooklyn on three counts, including obstruction, but acquitted on six others.

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  12. FIFA suspect Webb pleads not guilty in NY courtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb pleaded not guilty in a New York court Saturday in connection with a massive international corruption scandal, and was released on a $10 million bond. The 50-year-old dual British and Cayman Islands citizen has relinquished his passports to the FBI and must remain within a 20-mile radius of the US federal court in Brooklyn.

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  13. Canadian man pleads guilty in a multimillion US stock fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A Canadian man pleaded guilty on Friday to running an international boiler room scheme in a case that stemmed from one of the largest penny stock investigations in U.S. history, according to federal prosecutors. Sandy Winick, 57, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud for running a $5 million scheme in which investors in U.S. penny stocks were duped into paying fees for nonexistent services, prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York, said on Friday.

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  14. House Republicans want to strip the New York Fed of a crucial powerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    William Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, speaks at Brooklyn College in the Brooklyn borough of New York A Republican Congressman wants to strip the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of one of its key powers, and it could have a big impact on when and how the Fed makes its next rate decision. Next Wednesday in the House Financial Services Committee Monetary Policy and Trade Subcommittee hearing on Federal Reserve reform, it is expected Michigan Republican Bill Huizenga will pitch legislation to kill the 'permanent' status granted to the New York Fed on the Federal Reserve System's Federal Open Market Committee .

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  15. The 13 toughest interview questions you'll have to answer if you want to work at EtsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    With its gorgeous office space in Brooklyn, New York , and quirky office culture , Etsy, the online marketplace that specializes in crafts and other artistic items , is a pretty desirable place to work - at least that's what about 75% of employees say on Glassdoor . But if you want to make it into the inner drum circle, you'll have to answer a few tricky questions first.

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    Jul 4, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The pyrotechnics lit up the night near the Empire State building in New York to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Shows dazzled at Wrigley Field in Chicago after the Cubs beat the Miami Marlins and at the President William McKinley National Memorial in Ohio. Fireworks explode over the East River in front of the Manhattan skyline as seen from the Brooklyn borough of New York during the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show Saturday, July 4, 2015.

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  17. The Supreme Court's huge gay marriage ruling came at just the right timeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The court's decision comes at a time when support for gay marriage is at an all-time high , and it follows a dramatic shift in public opinion on the emotionally charged issue in a relatively short period of time. Back in 2004, my gay friends and I in Brooklyn, New York, used to have debates about whether it was the "right" time to fight for same-sex marriage.

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  18. There's a New York City street named in honor of a Confederate army leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | Watersblogged

    The killing of nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, last Wednesday has ignited a nationwide debate over the Confederate flag. But in New York, one of the country's largest and most racially diverse cities, a street honoring the general who led the Confederate army has gone largely unnoticed.

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  19. Brooklyn borough president condemns NYC street named for Confederate Army leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    In a statement provided to Business Insider, Adams called for "a panel of historians and local leaders" to determine more appropriate names for "General Lee Avenue" and a street on the base named for another Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson. "We can no longer accept a single government site in this nation, not a street, school, or military installation, named for an individual who fought to preserve slavery in America.

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  20. How one Lord & Taylor exec overcame the unique obstacle she faced when she first started her careerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Liz Rodbell, president of Lord & Taylor and Hudson's Bay , recently told the New York Times' Adam Bryant that her first management experience came when she was 22 and right out of college. She was At the time Rodbell was an assistant buyer at New York City department store Abraham & Straus.

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