New York Times Co. reinstates dividend

de Blasio, the citys public advocate, has spoken only occasionally about his time as a fresh-faced idealist who opposed foreign wars, missile defense systems and apartheid in the late 1980s and early 1990s. References to his early activism have been omitted from his campaign Web site. In fact, de Blasio has spoken publicly about his time in Nicaragua as recently as last December. But the story of de Blasios youthful activism is interesting and not that widely known I didnt know about it, and I have actually been paying a decent amount of attention to this race making it great material for a brief biographical sketch of the candidate as an idealistic young man. This brief biographical sketch, though, sounds abitlike opposition research, or at least like an attempt to shake up the race and force the candidate to answer questions about his Commie past. Its got hints of that very sober but slightly inflammatory tone that the Times puts on when its causing trouble. De Blasio, were told, went to Nicaragua to help distribute food and medicine in the middle of a war between left and right. But he returned with something else entirely: a vision of the possibilities of an unfettered leftist government. Unfettered! I dont like the sound of that. The Times says [de Blasio’s] time as a young activist was more influential in shaping his ideology than previously known (this is the declaration that the information in this article is relevant news and not just old stories) and far more political than typical humanitarian work. Yes, because it was activism? I mean what is typical humanitarian work here, exactly?

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Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs New York Times Co. reinstates dividend The Associated Press 10:45 p.m. EDT September 19, 2013 Stock has tripled since publisher cut dividend 4 years ago amid financial market crisis. SHARE 1 CONNECT 6 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE NEW YORK (AP) The New York Times Co. is resuming its quarterly dividend, four years after the publisher eliminated the payout during the financial crisis. The company, which publishes The New York Times, said Thursday it is paying 4 cents per share on Oct. 24 to shareholders of record as of Oct. 9. Hacked: The New York Times hacked by Syrian Electronic Army New York Times Co. suspended its 6-cent dividend in February 2009. The move saved the company about $35 million a year.

Former city Comptroller Bill Thompson appeared at a breakfast for the eventon Monday announced he would be bowing out of the race for mayor. (PJ Smith for The Wall Street Journal) Former World Wrestling Foundation wrestler Bruno Sammartino is pictured with memorabilia at the Italian American Museum in New York on Sunday. Columnist Ralph Gardner met the wresting legend during Little Italys San Gennaro festival. (Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal) The blistered shishito peppers at Milkflower, a new pizzeria in Astoria, Queens, owned and operated by brothers Peter and Danny Aggelatos. (Adrian Fussell for The Wall Street Journal) From left, Atlas Social Club owners Asi Mazar, Josh Wood, Pablo Raimondi and Benjamin Maisani pose for a photo. The quartet is targeting sophisticated, older-than-35 gay men hitting the town. (Cassandra Giraldo for The Wall Street Journal) New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio hugs Bill Thompson after Mr. Thompson conceded the Democratic nomination for mayor to de Blasio in front of City Hall on Monday. (Kevin Hagen for The Wall Street Journal) Proceeds from the sale of this Robert A.M. Stern designed townhouse on 81st Street, listed for slightly under $16 million, will benefit a charitable trust for animals. (Keith Bedford for The Wall Street Journal) Dance teacher Luigi leads a class at Luigis Jazz Centre at Studio Maestro in Manhattan.