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Is the Lap Dance a Tax-Exempt Art Form?

The New York tax department and an appeals court want the Nite Moves club in Albany to pay up $124,000 in taxes. The state's highest court gets a shot at the arguments Wednesday when the two sides face off at the Court of Appeals.

Bringing Cheer to the Local Economy

In the seven years that Tuthilltown Spirits has been in business, the New York microdistillery has formed a very close relationship with nearby growers, getting 85% of its raw materials -- including corn, potatoes, wheat, rye and apples -- come from farms within three miles.

Obama 'Car Czar' to Pay $10 Million to Settle Kickback Charges

Steven Rattner has reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to settle allegations that the former "car czar" paid a state official to steer state pension-fund business to Rattner's Manhattan-based private-equity firm several years ago.

The Housing Mess Hits One New York Town Hard

In some parts of the U.S., the real estate market remains deep in recession. But even with housing prices sitting at multi-year lows, millions of houses remain empty, unable to attract buyers haunted by unemployment and a weak economy. As part of a new series, Ghost Towns of the Great Recession, DailyFinance takes a look at one town near New York City that is still struggling with the effects of the great real estate bust.

Former New York Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Corruption

Alan Hevesi, the former comptroller of New York state, has pled guilty to corruption charges that he accepted campaign money and gifts from a California venture capitalist in exchange for directing pension-fund money to the donor's firm.

Cisco, Westcon to Pay $48 Million for Cheating U.S.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Westcon Group North America agreed to pay $48 million to settle charges they paid kickbacks and referral fees to win government business, and then recouped those costs and more by overcharging the government for their services.