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Bill Heltzel

Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.

Hudson Valley jobs decline for third month

New York state posted a slight increase of 5,000 jobs, or 0.1 percent, due to more jobs in state and local government.

Judge rules that Wells Fargo could have forged a document

The sequencing of the two claims and the dubious, last-minute assignment of mortgage make it plausible, U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth Karas says, that Wells Fargo’s efforts to improve the record led to forgery.

Sweeping law secretly combats zombie homes

Even state lawmakers, who wrote the law, have restricted access to data on abandoned properties.

CPA conferences to cover regulatory issues

Money laundering and SEC issues will be topics of two conferences.

Mercy College gets $4 million for STEM programs for Hispanics

Mercy and Westchester Community College will collaborate on program that aims to boost graduation rates for Hispanic and low-income students.

Mercedes’ demands drive Goldens Bridge dealer to federal court

The dispute goes to the heart of who controls an automobile dealership.

Political junkies to feast at Road to the White House event

Pundits and elected officials to discuss national and state elections.

Minority and women businesses get one-fourth of state contracts

Women enterprises have benefited the most, gaining $516 million, or more than doubling the value of their contracts in five years.

Home health care agencies are rated for quality

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services star ratings are meant to guide patients and families in selecting a home health care service.

Maloney proposes federal bill to block Hudson anchorages

“We intend to kill this proposal," the Democrat representing the mid-Hudson Valley said of the plan to establish 10 new anchorages along a 109-mile stretch of the Hudson.

Westchester Green Business Challenge hosts sustainable practices panel

WGBC will examine how customers, suppliers, residents and businesses are affected by green businesses.

Wells Fargo scandal presents opportunity for small banks

Small banks tend to cultivate a "natural trust" based on good customer service.

Forum examines costs of government regulations on business

Panelists debated common-sense business tactics versus evidentiary standards.

Developer gets $1.1 million in tax relief for Mamaroneck apartments

Sheldrake Station Development plans 100 apartments in $34 million project.

County to hold bilingual seminar for business owners

The seminar will be held at Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester.