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  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will back in his annual keynote address on Wednesday a $2.5 billion plan to create a light rail service linking the growing outer boroughs of the city that are poorly served by existing public transport networks. The 16- mile track would run from Astoria in Queens, tracing a line along the East River and New York's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy delivered a downbeat address on Wednesday, outlining plans to slash government spending and admitting to "a visceral feeling" that there was no going back to the prosperity of pre-recession years. Connecticut has consistently lagged the national economic recovery and has been hit by job losses in its key...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy delivered a downbeat address on Wednesday, outlining plans to slash government spending and admitting to "a visceral feeling" that there was no going back to the prosperity of pre-recession years. Connecticut has consistently lagged the national economic recovery and has been hit by job losses in its key...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Rossana Rosado, the former longtime editor of the Spanish-language newspaper El Diario has been tapped to be New York state's next secretary of state. Once confirmed by the state Senate she will replace Cesar Perales in the appointed position, which oversees various state regulatory and legal functions. She is a former board member of the Port...

  • New York to offer free Zika tests Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 5:10 PM ET

    Feb 1- New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday that the state's health department would offer free advanced tests for individuals with symptoms of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that is spreading rapidly. The World Health Organization has declared Zika, which has been linked to thousands of suspected cases of birth defects in Brazil, an...

  • The New York Department of Financial Services extended the deadline to March 31 from Feb. 1 on Wednesday to get more public input, a spokesman said on Thursday. Under the draft regulations, unveiled by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in December, compliance officers could face criminal penalties for filing incorrect or false certifications about the...

  • NEW YORK— Real estate magnate and publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced a scholarship program to pay for American graduate students in the sciences to study in Israel. They include Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science. Zuckerman is the publisher of the...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. It ranked No. 3 in terms of snowfall accumulation in New York City history with at least 25.1 inches, and was among Washington's...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York until Sunday morning. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing the nation's capital to a standstill and forcing the closure of roads, bridges and tunnels into New York, the largest city in the country. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio,...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest U.S. city and prompting a travel ban on area highways. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,...

  • *Record tides cause major flooding in New Jersey, Delaware. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday afternoon as it barreled into New York City, prompting a travel ban on area highways as high winds whipped up record-setting tides in New Jersey and Delaware. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

  • New York City bridges and tunnels to close due to snow Saturday, 23 Jan 2016 | 12:51 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 23- All bridges and tunnels into New York City operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will close on Saturday afternoon because of blizzard conditions in the metropolitan area, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. With forecasts of up to 30 inches of snow, New York will also enforce a travel ban on all roads in the southern part of the...

  • Jan 21- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped Maria Vullo, a lawyer who represented banks and donated to Cuomo's campaigns, as the state's top financial regulator, his office said on Thursday. Vullo's nomination as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services comes eight months after former superintendent Benjamin Lawsky left the...

  • Jan 21- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped Maria Vullo, a lawyer who represented banks and donated to Cuomo's campaigns, as the state's top financial regulator, his office said on Thursday. Vullo's nomination as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services comes eight months after former superintendent Benjamin Lawsky left the...

  • Jan 21- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has tapped Maria Vullo, a New York lawyer and former staffer, as the state's top financial regulator, his office said on Thursday. The nomination of Vullo as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services comes more than eight months after the May 2015 departure of former superintendent Benjamin...

  • Jan 21- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has tapped Maria Vullo, a New York lawyer and former staffer, as the state's top financial regulator, his office said on Thursday. Vullo's nomination as superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services comes more than eight months after the May, 2015 departure of former superintendent Benjamin Lawsky.

  • ALBANY, NY, Jan 13- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday presented a $145.3 billion budget that keeps operating funds growth at 1.7 percent for a sixth year, while promising an infrastructure development plan that he said will be the largest in the state's history. The governor outlined his budget as he delivered his sixth state of the state address in New...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 11- The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan said Monday that "insufficient" evidence existed to prove any crimes occurred in the premature closing of an anti-corruption panel established by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Attorney Preet Bharara said the conclusion came after a "thorough investigation" of alleged interference with the operation...

  • New York's Javits convention center to add $1 bln wing Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 7- New York City's Jacob K. Javits Center, one of the busiest convention centers in the country, will get a new $1 billion wing, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. The new wing will be at the north end of the facility on the west side of Manhattan. The far west side of Manhattan, much of which still bears the signs of industrial sites that used to...