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New York luxury loos are the latest hit

Classical music, framed watercolors and vases overflowing with fresh flowers – welcome to New York’s poshest public toilets refitted with a $254,000 upgrade, where tips are banned and the facilities are free.Gutted and re-decorated before re-opening in late April, more than a million people a year are expected to frequent the spotless Beaux Arts premises …

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New York attraction puts world in miniature

In troubling political times, New York’s latest tourist attraction offers visitors international escapism – a $40 million installation of 50 nations in miniature: a kind of Gulliver’s Travels for the 21st century.Four years in the making and now open for previews just off Times Square, Gulliver’s Gate hopes to draw a million visitors a year …

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Turning bridesmaid duties into a business

Nothing is too crazy in New York. That’s what a young woman in her 20s discovered when she offered her services as a professional bridesmaid. Helping brides navigate choppy wedding waters has become a lucrative business. Jen Glantz’s life changed on a Friday in June 2014. That day, two friends had asked her to be …

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New York, Los Angeles set for Copa America

Tournament organizers of the Copa America Centenario have selected US cities New York,  Los Angeles, Boston and Seattle as some of the metropolitan areas to host the centenary event. Ten US host cities have been confirmed by tournament organizers and governing associations of North and South America for the 2016 Copa America Centenario. The intercontinental …

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Fiat-Chrysler makes a killing from Ferrari IPO

After the US-Italian car giant brought a 10-percent stake of the legendary racing car brand to Wall Street last week, it has now announced gross proceeds of close to a billion dollars from the share issue. After closing the book on the Ferrari initial public offering (IPO) on Monday, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said the sale …

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Opinion: A birthday child with little cause for celebration

Over 70 years ago, the United Nations was founded in New York. Although the UN is needed more urgently than ever, the organization’s influence in the world is shockingly limited, writes DW’s Daniel Scheschkewitz. The Middle East is about to implode. The Syrian Civil War has brought the world superpowers to the brink of a …

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Morgan Stanley earnings take a hit

US investment banking heavyweight Morgan Stanley has seen its third-quarter profits dropping steeply. The lender attributed the fall largely to poor bond trading operations, with major rivals not doing any better. New York-based investment bank Morgan Stanley on Monday reported a 42-percent drop in third-quarter net profit. The lender, which is also a major wealth …

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