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The 21 hottest New York City startups to watch

New York City has long been known as a hub for finance, ecommerce, and health care startups.  But recent years have seen a rise in another breed of startups tackling issues ranging from crime to housing, sports to beauty. In many ways, New York has become a hub for diverse companies — with even more diverse founding teams. Each year, Business Insider talks to industry insiders and venture capitalists to find some of the most exciting companies in the region. Their nominations, plus some fundraising data from PitchBook, help shape this list…

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Small Montana City Elects Former Refugee as Mayor

The small city of Helena, Montana has elected a new mayor, a man who came to the city in 1994 fleeing the Liberian civil war. It was a long journey from West Africa to the western United States and a long road from refugee to city leader. Stan Parker reports. … Read the referenced story here: Small Montana City Elects Former Refugee as Mayor

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Indian City Rounds Up Beggars Ahead of Visit by Ivanka Trump

Authorities in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad are rounding up beggars ahead of a visit by Ivanka Trump for an international conference. Over the past week, more than 200 beggars have been transported to separate male and female shelter homes located on the grounds of two city prisons. Authorities have been strictly enforcing a begging ban on the city’s streets and in other public places. The crackdown seems to be having the desired effect, with most of Hyderabad’s thousands of beggars vanishing from sight. Trump is a senior adviser…

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New Atlantic City mayor may gain from predecessor’s pain

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Voters in this seaside gambling resort turned their mayor out this week after a single term in which five of the city’s 12 casinos shut down and the state seized control of its assets and major decision making power. But Atlantic City appears to be on the rebound from its woes, and the incoming mayor, Democrat Frank Gilliam Jr., stands to benefit from a turnaround that began under the man he defeated Tuesday, Republican Don Guardian. While Guardian presided over … Read the referenced story here:…

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