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  • State officials: 194 NYC landlords violating rent rules Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 9:48 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Nearly 200 New York City landlords violated state law by accepting lucrative tax breaks but then failing to extend required rental protections to tenants, authorities said Wednesday. In response, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City housing officials sent compliance notices to the 194 landlords, whose buildings...

  • David Gaier, spokesman for NRG Energy, said the company filed the application to close the Huntley coal facility in Tonawanda, eliminating 79 jobs. Gaier said the last of four units at NRG's Dunkirk plant will be mothballed by Jan. 1, costing 66 jobs, because of "massive uncertainty" caused by a federal lawsuit filed by Entergy Corp., owner of the Indian Point nuclear...

  • Work already on new Hudson River tunnels has been costly Saturday, 22 Aug 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Buried deep under Manhattan is a $185 million hole in the ground, evidence that while politicians bicker over how to pay for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, work on the project has been underway for years. All told, more than $300 million has already been committed to the $14 billion tunnel— investments based on the assumption that leaders in New...

  • Approval of NY's $15 fast-food wage plan looms Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 3:17 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A New York state proposal to gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour could be formally approved any day. The current wage of $8.75 an hour already is set to automatically rise to $9 for all workers at year's end. Alexsandra Candelaria works at a Rochester- area McDonald's where she makes $9.

  • NEW YORK— On a crowded pedestrian plaza in Times Square, half a dozen topless women pose for pictures with passers-by. There's no problem, "says Saira Nicole, one of the topless women. Andrew Cuomo says he believes the women are engaging in an illegal activity that harkens to the "bad old Times Square.

  • NEW YORK— The Hudson River is 1,500 yards wide where it flows between Manhattan and Weehawken, New Jersey, but it can feel like 150 miles for the hordes of commuters who make the crossing via a pair of century-old rail tunnels that constitute one of the worst transportation bottlenecks in America. Victoria Perrin, who commutes to a human resources job from...

  • NEW YORK— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says women posing nearly naked for photos in Times Square are breaking the law and undermining efforts to keep the tourist area family friendly. Cuomo said Wednesday on NY1 that the situation is beginning to remind him of the seedy days of the "bad old Times Square."

  • NEW YORK— New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is signing legislation aimed at preventing further outbreaks of deadly Legionnaires' Disease. An outbreak that began last month killed 12 people in the Bronx and hospitalized more than 100 others. Andrew Cuomo's office and the New York City Council.

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Fast-food franchise owners in the state, in a prelude to a possible lawsuit, have filed objections to a proposal to raise the minimum wage of their workers to $15 an hour. In a letter opposing the hike, a lawyer for the National Restaurant Association argues the increase unfairly applies to only national chain restaurants and infringes on the...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Former New York financial regulator Benjamin Lawsky on Tuesday countered criticism from the bitcoin community that he may have generated consulting work for himself by issuing controversial regulations for virtual currency firms before he left his post. In his first public appearance since his transition, the outspoken former regulator...

  • $15 an hour means no food stamps: KFC worker Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:43 AM ET
    Fast-food workers and activists demonstrate outside the McDonald's corporate campus on May 21, 2014, in Oak Brook, Illinois. The demonstrators were calling on McDonald's to pay a minimum wage of $15 per hour and offer better working conditions for their employees.

    Winning $15 an hour is a big deal: It means no food stamps and being able to support four kids and a wife with cancer, says KFC worker Alvin Major.

  • July 22- The New York State wage board recommended raising fast-food worker pay to $15 per hour in New York City by 2018, CNBC said in a tweet on Wednesday. The hike will boost entry-level pay from its current $8.75 per hour level at restaurants owned by companies including McDonald's Corp, Burger King and Wendy's Corp.. The panel had been formed by New York...

  • Chipotle will reimburse your kids' tuition Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:54 PM ET
    Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015, in Miami.

    Chipotle Mexican Grill said it will offer new benefits including tuition reimbursement. Will other companies follow?

  • Ben Lawsky: We should have done this earlier Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:43 AM ET
    Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services.

    New York's top financial regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, told CNBC that his agency should have focused on individual accountability earlier.

  • NEW YORK, May 20- Benjamin Lawsky is stepping down as New York state's top financial regulator in June, after four years of running the newly created agency and bringing cases against a variety of defendants on Wall Street. A former chief of staff for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Lawsky was nominated to be head of the NYSDFS by Cuomo in 2011. He grabbed headlines...

  • These states have more nail salons than McDonald's Tuesday, 12 May 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Eating a hamburger with yellow nails

    In 12 states and Washington D.C., nail salons are more common than McDonald's locations, the most common of fast food locations.

  • May 6- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday he would create a so-called Wage Board, a move apparently designed to allow him to raise the minimum wage without the approval of state lawmakers. Cuomo in his January budget recommended raising the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour in New York City and $10.50 elsewhere in the state, only to see that proposal...

  • HAVANA, April 21- A U.S. cancer research center and a software company reached agreements with Cuban partners during a two-day trade mission to Cuba led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the first trip of its kind since the rapprochement between the longtime adversaries. The Roswell Park Cancer Institute of Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday signed an agreement...

  • HAVANA, April 21- A U.S. cancer research center and a software company reached agreements with Cuban partners during a two-day trade mission to Cuba led by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the first trip of its kind since the rapprochement between the longtime adversaries. The Roswell Park Cancer Center of Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday signed an agreement with...

  • HAVANA, April 20- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo met senior Cuban officials in Havana on Monday as the head of a high-powered business delegation looking to take advantage of President Barack Obama's easing of restrictions with the Communist-led island. Cuomo, a Democrat, is the first governor to visit Cuba since a December announcement by Obama and Cuban...