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Wall Street bonuses rise 15%

Pot Of Gold

The average bonus paid to securities industry employees in New York City grew by 15% to $164,530 in 2013, which is the largest average bonus since the 2008 financial crisis, and the third highest on record, according to an estimate released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Buildings collapse in NYC, killing 2 and injuring 24


Two buildings collapsed in Manhattan Wednesday morning following a gas leak explosion that rattled surrounding buildings and shattered windows, authorities said Wednesday, killing at least two people and injuring more than 20.

The day my mum 'had a go' at Bob Crow

Bob Crow

I've never agreed with Bob Crow's politics, and was certainly not a supporter of his attempts to grind London to a halt in order to improve his union's negotiating position. I am, however, saddened by his death.