Brooklyn News

  • Cengage Reorganization Settlement Cuts $4 Billion in Debt

    Updated 14 minutes ago

    Cengage Learning Inc., the college textbook publisher in bankruptcy, reached a deal with lenders and other creditors to reorganize and eliminate more than $4 billion of its $5.8 billion in funded debt.

  • Super Bowl Scene: Women, Food, Liquor, McCartney, Foxx

    Updated 2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Super Bowl parties are a bar mitzvah boy’s fantasy: Models, live music by chart toppers, athlete and celebrity guests, long hashtags, goofy photo booths.

  • Mortgage-Deal Spoils Divide State Winners From Losers

    Updated 23 minutes ago

    Hundreds of millions of dollars in mortgage-fraud settlements from JPMorgan Chase & Co. and other banks are providing a windfall to state attorneys general -- and creating a new class of political winners and losers.

  • Apple Faces $840 Million E-Books Claim, Fights Monitor

    Updated 6 minutes ago

    Apple Inc. faces as much as $840 million in state and consumer antitrust claims related to electronic-book deals with publishers as it continues to oppose a court-ordered monitor in a related U.S. government case.

  • Super Bowl Week Events Test Laurie Tisch’s Giants-Theme Wardrobe

    Laurie Tisch, a co-owner of the New York Giants, rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange twice in one day, then laughed at Jimmy Fallon’s jokes during the dinner for National Football League owners. She spun with Flywheel for charity and danced with Giants cornerback Prince Amukamara at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, where she’s been involved for more than 30 years.

  • Apple Should Pay $840 Million Over E-Books, States Say

    Apple Inc. faces as much as $840 million in state and consumer antitrust claims related to electronic-book deals with publishers that led to a U.S. lawsuit and court-ordered monitor.

  • American Express Says Objections Could Scuttle Fee Accord

    American Express Co. said it might scuttle its settlement with retailers over credit-card swipe fees if some businesses continue trying to pursue legal challenges to the company’s rules.

  • Super Bowl Drugs, Prostitute Party Packs Spur Crackdown

    A prostitution and drug ring that was marketing its services to visitors for the Super Bowl on Feb. 2 was broken up with the arrests of many of its alleged leaders, the New York attorney general said.

  • New York Asks to Halt Stop-and-Frisk Appeal for Talks

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, fulfilling a campaign promise, said the city reached a settlement with plaintiffs who sued to stop the police department’s stop-and-frisk practice, which a federal court found illegally targeted blacks and Latinos.

  • New Yorkers Renting Out Homes Find Few Super-Bowl Takers

    Thomas Knight saw a chance to make some extra money by renting out his apartment in New York’s Brooklyn borough for Super Bowl weekend, asking $300 a night. Just days before the game, he hadn’t gotten a single call.

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