The Round-Up: Tuesday

Chinese tourists could become the next Japanese tourists. [NY Times]

Car-free streets, a Colombian export, inspire debate. [NY Times]

More than 840 of the largest American corporations reaped a $265 billion windfall thanks to a one-time tax break aimed at bringing home profits stashed overseas. [NY Times]

Citing gas prices, the I.R.S raises the auto-mileage deduction. [NY Times]

The city wants Con Ed removed from a tax-abatement program, but the utility claims it would be forced to pass its ensuing 10-year, $1 billion loss on to its customers. [NY Post]

The global media giant WPP Group has signed a lease on a 100,000 square-foot office in the Sapir Organization’s building at 11 Madison Avenue. [NY Post]

A Queens bowling alley is seeking landmark status. [NYDN]

The state reached an agreement on the Brownfields Revitalization Law that would maintain tax breaks for companies that clean-up and reuse polluted sites, but not property owners. [NY Sun]

The world’s biggest financial firms are poised to lose up to 175,000 jobs by this time next year. [Bloomberg] The Round-Up: Tuesday