Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas is a business journalist based in New York.

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College Entrance Exam Security Tightened After Scandal - Bloomberg

Security at U.S. college entrance examinations will be tightened this fall after widespread cheating was disclosed last year, testing officials and the Nassau County, New York, district attorney’s office said.

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Ex-Galleon Trader Slaine Who Led U.S. to Probe Rajaratnam Gets ...

Ex-Galleon Group LLC trader David Slaine, who helped lead U.S. authorities to investigate the hedge fund firm’s co-founder, Raj Rajaratnam, was sentenced to three years probation for securities fraud.

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Commercial Observer

Investors Bank's Plan for Growth | The Commercial Observer

About nine years ago right around St. Patrick’s Day, Kevin Cummings did something he always told people he mentored never to do. “I changed my career because I took a call from a headhunter,” he said. Mr. Cummings, who had spent 26 years at the independent accounting firm KPMG LLP, was asked if he could…

Crain's New York Business

Soccer returns to NYC, but fans don't | Crain's New York Business

F.C. New York ends season with dismal W-L, attendance records.

The Financial Times

Noodles & Company interviewing advisers for initial public offering ...

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Crain's New York Business

A flea-for-all in Williamsburg, Brooklyn | Crain's New York Business

Four flea markets hit the waterfront in 2011, creating buzz, pulling in traffic and thrilling area developers.

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Commercial Observer

As the World Turns: Leasing Activity Impact Markets First, Then ...

As a pair of 26-foot steel beams were hoisted high above Manhattan on April 30, the crowd below spoke of resilience, hope and remembrance. One World Trade Center had just hit a height of 1,271 feet, making it the city’s tallest building. Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye said in a press conference that the…


Batali Agrees to $5.25M Server-Tip Suit Accord - Bloomberg

Mario Batali, the celebrity TV chef and New York restaurant owner, is often seen with actress Gwyneth Paltrow, taste-testing the culinary delights of Spain in their public television series “On the Road Again.”

Crain's New York Business

Big rise in rental charges for NYC apartments | Crain's New York ...

Spikes of 9% to 11% seen over past year for studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom pads. Days on market are down; so, too, are landlord concessions.


California Man Pleads Guilty to Exporting Computers to Iran ...

A California man pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme to illegally export millions of dollars’ worth of computers to Iran through Dubai, U.S. prosecutors said.


Columbia Student Klein Granted Probation in New York City Drug ...

Adam Klein, one of five Columbia University students arrested in December 2010 and charged with selling drugs on the New York City campus, was sentenced to five years’ probation after pleading guilty in January to attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Crain's New York Business

Development site sales, prices rise uptown | Crain's New York ...

After tumbling by over 40% in the recession, prices of properties are rising; buyers setting their sights on building multi-family rental projects this time around instead of condos.


Espada Jury Tells Judge It Can't Reach Unanimous Verdict ...

The jury weighing criminal charges against Pedro Espada Jr., the former Democratic majority leader of the New York state Senate, told the judge that it couldn’t reach a verdict.


Ex-N.Y. Senator Espada Didn't Steal From Clinics, Lawyer Says ...

Pedro Espada Jr., the former New York state Senate Democratic majority leader, didn’t steal from nonprofit health-care clinics he and his son run, his lawyer told the jury at the end of their criminal trial.


Ex-NY Senator Espada Found Guilty in Clinic-Theft Case - Bloomberg

Pedro Espada Jr., the former New York state senate Democratic majority leader, was found guilty of stealing from nonprofit health-care clinics he runs in the Bronx.