Annual American Community Survey Shows New York City Has The Largest Gap Of Income Inequality In United States

By 2012, 21.2% were living below the poverty line, defined as total annual income of $23,283 for a family of four. When the surrounding suburbs are included, 14.8% live below the poverty line. But there also is good news in the new numbers. More New Yorkers have health insurance, an increase largely explained by more baby boomers becoming eligible for Medicare. In the metro area, 12.8% lacked insurance last year, a drop from 13.2% in 2011. Other data is very eclectic. For example, there were 4,275 females between the ages of 15 and 19 in the five boroughs who gave birth last year. Of those, 91% were unmarried. There were 972,920 people employed in education, health care and social services in the city and just 5,320 employed in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting. The median household income in the entire metro area was $63,982 in 2012, nearly the same as 2011. Median household income in the U.S.

New York at Toronto

Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees drop the series in Toronto to fall three games back for the second AL wild card. (USATSI)

He did a really good job of minimizing damage.” Kuroda allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings with four walks and seven strikeouts. Rookie Todd Redmond (4-2) gave up one run and four hits in a career-high seven innings with seven strikeouts and a walk. Sergio Santos pitched the eighth but the Blue Jays needed three relievers to get through the ninth, when Casey Janssen relieved with the bases loaded and one out, then finished for his 32nd save in 34 chances. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Redmond is “doing a tremendous job.” “He’s got strikeout ability,” Gibbons said. “He competes. He doesn’t give in, nothing rattles him.” Jose Reyes put Toronto ahead with an RBI double in the third and scored on Brett Lawrie’s grounder. Curtis Granderson cut the deficit in the sixth with the Yankees’ first home run since Brendan Ryan connected off Boston’s John Lackey last Friday, but Toronto made it 3-1 in the bottom half on a home run by Gose, who had three hits. Chamberlain, a free agent to be, allowed his eighth home run — his career high as a reliever. He relieved to start the seventh, walked Munenori Kawasaki , gave up a single to Lawrie singled and then allowed Lind’s drive into the second deck. “I let my team down and that’s the frustrating part, especially at this time of year,” Chamberlain said. New York had the bases loaded with one out in the ninth when Janssen relieved. Vernon Wells hit an RBI grounder and Lyle Overbay grounded out. Rodriguez went 0 for 3 with a walk. He has only one hit in his past 22 at-bats.

New York Times Brings Back Dividend After Five-Year Hiatus

In addition to ABC, CBS (the parent company of CNET), and other companies have filed separate suits against Dish over its AutoHop feature. A judge in California also ruled in favor of Dish in July by rejecting Fox’s appeal of a similar decision to not serve an injunction against the Hopper. Related stories T-Mobile CEO: I’m open to deals with Dish, Sprint ABC told CNET that the fight’s far from over. “Today’s ruling is only a preliminary decision and the first step in the judicial process,” an ABC spokesperson said in an e-mail when asked about Wednesday’s ruling. “We continue to firmly believe that Dish’s AutoHop and PrimeTime Anytime services breach our retransmission consent agreement with Dish, infringe upon ABC’s copyrights, and unfairly compete with the authorized on-demand and commercial-free options currently offered by ABC and its licensees.” CBS, however, did get a small victory from Wednesday’s ruling. The New York judge also denied Dish’s motion to throw out the broadcaster’s claim that Dish allegedly concealed the ad-skipping technology during contract negotiations . This means CBS can continue with its suit against Dish on this particular issue. CBS applauded the decision in a statement sent to CNET. “We are very pleased with today’s decision, which allows CBS to proceed with its fraudulent concealment claim,” CBS said in a statement. “This ruling allows us to show in trial that what Dish knew and what Dish said it knew are two absolutely different things and give reason to unwind a deceptive contract.” When contacted by CNET, Dish did not comment on the matter. Dish’s general counsel, R. Stanton Dodge, did issue a statement earlier regarding the preliminary injunction. “This decision is yet another victory for American consumers, and we are proud to have stood by their side in this important fight over the fundamental rights of consumer choice and control,” Dodge said. “This is the third federal court decision that has sided with Dish on consumers’ right to enjoy television as they want, when they want, including the right to skip commercials, if they so choose.” Update, 4:18 p.m.

New York judge denies request to shut down Dish Hopper

Times Co. stopped paying its dividend five years ago as it coped with a decline in revenue from print advertising as readers turned to the Internet. The company has boosted circulation sales by asking online readers to pay for access to its news articles. The strength of our balance sheet justified the restoration of a dividend, Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson said in the statement. Given the expectation of continued volatility in advertising revenue and the fact that our growth strategy is at an early stage of development, we will maintain a prudent view of both the balance sheet and free cash flow . The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of Oct. 9, the company said. Times Co. gained less than 1 percent to $11.54 yesterday in New York before the dividend was announced. To contact the reporter on this story: Edmund Lee in New York at [email protected] To contact the editor responsible for this story: Nick Turner at [email protected] New York Times Brings Back Dividend Following Five-Year Hiatus Scott Eells/Bloomberg Times Co. has boosted circulation sales by asking online readers to pay for access to its news articles. Times Co.