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New York City bike scheme gets mixed response

New York City’s long-awaited bike share program, Citi Bike, opens to the public on Sunday following a soft launch for annual subscribers on Monday, Memorial Day.<p>Modelled partly on London’s Boris Bikes, with similar bulky frames and a big bank backer (in this case Citigroup Inc, which has invested …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

A brunch-lover’s guide to New York City

Ahh, brunch. One part omelette, two parts mimosa, three parts coffee – life’s sweet distraction when the workweek is nigh. Though not a uniquely New York 'thing' <i>per se</i>, there’s no other city that takes its breakfast-lunch combustion quite as seriously as the Big Apple and every visitor should take …

Bad omen: Harvard graduates are going back into finance

After two years of shunning Wall Street, graduates of Harvard College are heading back into finance and consulting. And judging by prior years, that’s bad news for the stock market.<p>Among members of Harvard’s class of 2013 who secured jobs before graduation, 16% are going into consulting and 15% …