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  • ALBANY, N.Y.— A Buffalo- based pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drugs plans to expand its headquarters and open a new manufacturing facility in western New York, creating an estimated 1,400 jobs over 10 years. Andrew Cuomo joined Athenex executives Thursday in Dunkirk, N.Y., the future site of the manufacturing plant, to announce the $1.6 billion...

  • Cuomo calls for probe into NRG handling of Dunkirk plant Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 7:09 PM ET

    Andrew Cuomo is calling for an investigation of NRG Energy's handling of its Dunkirk power plant. In a letter to the Public Service Commission Wednesday, Cuomo describes what he calls grave concerns about the New Jersey company's behavior in the wholesale market and impact on the state. NRG announced plans to mothball the coal-fired plant in 2012 but kept it...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday urged federal regulators to block KeyCorp's plan to acquire First Niagara Financial Group Inc, saying the merger would impede retail banking competition and cost thousands of jobs upstate. The request, unusual for a sitting governor, came 3-1/ 2 months after Cleveland- based KeyCorp announced plans to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- New York City's fiscal watchdog said the city faces much bigger budget deficits in coming years than the mayor has forecast and warned state lawmakers about treating the city like a "piggy bank." The state, like the city, is finalizing its budget and will soon make decisions affecting New York City. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has had a tense...

  • Andrew Cuomo is urging federal regulators to reject KeyCorp's $4.1 billion deal to buy First Niagara Financial Group and create the 13th largest commercial bank in the United States. The New York Democrat says the proposed acquisition of Buffalo- based First Niagara by Cleveland- based KeyCorp would reduce retail banking competition in upstate New York,...

  • Entergy reports radioactive tritium leak at Indian Point Wednesday, 10 Feb 2016 | 2:37 PM ET

    Feb 10- Entergy Corp said on Wednesday it found elevated levels of tritium, a weak radioactive isotope of hydrogen, in groundwater samples at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York state. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who wants Indian Point shut because he does not believe the population around the plant- including New York City- could be evacuated if...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- New York City's fiscal watchdog said the city faces much bigger budget deficits in coming years than the mayor has forecast and warned state lawmakers about treating the city like a "piggy bank." The state, like the city, is finalizing its budget and will soon make decisions that will affect New York City. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has had a...

  • BUCHANAN, N.Y.— An apparent overflow at a nuclear power plant north of New York City spilled highly radioactive water into an underground monitoring well, but nuclear regulators said the public isn't at risk. Officials at the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, 40 miles north of Manhattan, reported on Friday that water contaminated by tritium leaked into the...

  • 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/ 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...