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Norwood jeweler keeping the shine, even in hard times

Freilich jewelry store keeps the family business afloat during the economic downturn

In its second year, Gateway Center earns mixed reviews

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The splashy new mall in Highbridge has drawn both praise and criticism from community members.

When times are tough, it’s goodbye to gold

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In low-income areas of the Bronx, desperate residents sell their gold jewelry to get quick cash

Increase 
in 
remittances 
to
 Mexico
 slows 
down
 as the recession continues

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The money Mexicans in the Bronx send home next year depends on whether the economy improves

From Capitol Hill to the Bronx, scrutiny for College Inc.

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The national debate on for-profit higher education hits home in Fordham.

The little Mexican restaurant that could

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A mom-and-pop restaurant waits for neighborhood revitalization.

Avoiding banks, immigrants save their own way

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Some Mexican immigrants join informal savings groups called sociedades to save money

On the Corner: Day laborers hit hard by the recession

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Day laborers still scramble for a living after the recession officially ended.

Incubating new businesses in Hunts Point

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Local entrepreneurs vie for space to expand and prosper.

Barber Solo

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Sharp Styles Barber Shop is still going strong, in spite of the recession.