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Marriage Equality Brings $259 Million To New York In First Year

via James Arkin, New York Daily News A study by the city’s tourism agency, NYC & Company, and the City Clerk’s office estimates $259 million in overall economic impact came from same-sex marriages. “Marriage equality has made our City more open, inclusive and free — and has also helped to create jobs and support our … Continue reading

NATO Summit Concludes Without Giving Chicago A Black Eye

Emanuel hails weekend as a ‘milestone’ for city via Kristen Mack, Rick Pearson, and Bob Secter Once again, the whole world was watching. But Chicago didn’t devolve into 1968 redux. It wasn’t the combustible World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, either. By that barometer, Chicago’s turn as host of the NATO summit could be declared … Continue reading

Democrats Having Second Thoughts About Holding DNC in North Carolina

Think the DNC should be moved out of North Carolina? Sign the petition here. via George E. Condon Jr., National Journal Democrats who already were queasy about the site of their national convention could be excused after Tuesday’s election in North Carolina if they asked, “Tell me again just why we’re going to Charlotte this … Continue reading

Chicago’s ‘Brand’ Gets A Makeover

via Jenniger Brandel, WBEZ Chicago previewed the city’s new branding campaign on Thursday, designed to attract tourists. Enough with the “Second City,” the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau wants everyone to know this town is “second to none.” “We’re shedding that humility, but we’re going to do it in a respectful way so that it … Continue reading

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