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Secretary of State Clinton Visits Asia, Japan First

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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/washington/17diplo.html?_r=1&ref=asiaAs Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived in Japan on Monday, her first foreign visit as secretary of state, she reaffirmed the “cornerstone” alliance between Washington and Tokyo and declared that “we have to work together to address the global financial crisis, which is affecting all of us.” En route to Japan, Mrs. Clinton mixed a conciliatory…



2009 Election Community Outreach at H-mart

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On Wednesday, February 11, 2009, the Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) student volunteers traveled to a local H-Mart in an effort to help educate and reach out to the community pertaining to the upcoming elections in 2009, especially the important Mayoral Elections for NYC. Student volunteers Alice Chen, Christine Im, Lommie Kong, Esther Jo, Grace…



Voter Registration Drive and 2009 Elections Community Outreach at Palisades Church in New Jeresy

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On Sunday, February 8, 2009, the Korean American Voters’ Council (KAVC) conducted a voter registration drive and community outreach at the Palisades Church in New Jersey. NJ Program Director Wonmo Kim, Secretary General Dongchan Kim, and Staff Attorney Chejin Park, Esq. registered new voters and educated the public on upcoming elections in early 2009 after…



M.T.A. “Doomsday” Budget

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/18/nyregion/18transit.html?ref=nyregionFacing its worst financial crisis in decades, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved an austerity budget for 2009 on Wednesday that calls for painful cuts in transit service and a steep increase in fares and tolls. The agency’s budget includes a 23 percent increase in fare and toll revenues, to start in June, and cuts in…



Massive Interest Rate Cut in South Korea

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/12/business/worldbusiness/12won.html?ref=businessSouth Korea’s central bank on Thursday announced the deepest cut in interest in its history in an attempt to cushion its economy from the global downturn. The Bank of Korea’s cut on Thursday was its fourth in two months, and took its key interest rate down a full percentage point to 3 percent, a much…



Assmblyman Anthony S. Seminerio Indicted

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/nyregion/11indict.html?ref=nyregionA federal grand jury indicted a state assemblyman on Wednesday, charging that he effectively put his legislative office up for sale by demanding cash payments for delivering state business. A criminal complaint filed in September alleged a bold fraud scheme in which the assemblyman, Anthony S. Seminerio, incorporated his own consulting firm to conceal the…



House Approves Auto Bailout, But What of the Senate

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/business/11auto.html?ref=usThe House voted on Wednesday to approve a $14 billion government rescue of the American automobile industry, but the bailout plan, which would provide emergency loans to General Motors and Chrysler, was in jeopardy because of strong Republican opposition in the Senate. Without immediate federal assistance, G.M. would be in danger of not paying its…



Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich’s “Pay to Play” Scandal

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/11/us/politics/11illinois.html?pagewanted=2&ref=usGov. Rod R. Blagojevich of Illinois returned to work on Wednesday amid whirlwind efforts across the state and country to remove him from office before he could make an appointment to the vacant United States Senate seat that is the root of a debilitating criminal case against him. The criminal complaint against Mr. Blagojevich included…



Importance of Korean Grocers

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http://momandpopnyc.blogspot.com/2008/09/importance-of-korean-grocers.htmlThursday, September 04, 2008 Importance of Korean Grocers The other day in the City Room Blog. Sewell Chan focused on the contribution to NYC that has been made by Korean green grocers: “Few immigrant groups are as closely identified with an occupational niche as Koreans with grocery stores. While mom-and-pop produce stores have become an…



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