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  • "Monday was a very challenging day for us," Richard Smyth, the Port Authority executive in charge of the LaGuardia renovation, acknowledged Thursday. But critics say the Port Authority must do more to ensure that the airport functions smoothly during the prolonged redevelopment. "They're just not doing a very good job right now, the traffic situation is spiraling...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Each year New York farmers give millions of pounds of apples, squash, corn or other agricultural products to the state's food banks. Andrew Cuomo would offer farmers a tax break of up to $5,000 a year for donations to the regional food banks that serve hundreds of food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters around the state.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- New York will bar registered sex offenders on parole from playing Pokemon Go over concerns that the wildly popular virtual reality game could help sexual predators lure young victims, state officials said on Monday. Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to restrict the state's...

  • Aug 1- New York state energy regulators on Monday approved a plan to pay several upstate nuclear power plants up to $965 million over two years to keep the reactors in service and meet the state's carbon reduction goals. Several nuclear plants in New York and across the country may have to shut over the next few years because power prices are lower than reactor...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions. Five plants in states from Florida to California have shut since 2013 and many...

  • July 14- Privately held wind power developer Deepwater Wind has proposed supplying Long Island with 90 megawatts of offshore wind energy, the company said on Thursday. The Long Island Power Authority is expected to officially vote on the proposal next week, the company said in an email. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that at a meeting...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- When New York and California became the first states to lift the minimum hourly wage towards $15 earlier this year, New York state adopted a two-speed system that makes it a perfect testing ground for both advocates and opponents of government mandated pay hikes. While California set a state-wide schedule of reaching the $15 level by 2022, New...

  • June 15- The New York State on Wednesday confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo's pick to become the state's top financial regulator. The confirmation vote for Maria Vullo, Cuomo's nominee for superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, was unanimous. Earlier on Wednesday, the New York Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on Vullo's...

  • June 8- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's pick to become the state's top financial regulator on Wednesday signaled she would take a more business-friendly approach than her predecessor, who was known for his pursuit of big banks. "I believe in compromise to get things done for the benefit of everyone," Maria Vullo, acting superintendent of the New York State...

  • June 8- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's pick to become the state's top financial regulator signaled during hearings on Wednesday that she would take a more business-friendly approach than her predecessor, who was known for his pursuit of big banks. "I believe in compromise to get things done for the benefit of everyone," Maria Vullo, acting superintendent of the...

  • The New York Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit on behalf of Crispin Hernandez, who said he lost his job in September at Mark Farms, a large dairy farm in upstate New York where he worked for three years. The lawsuit filed in state Supreme Court in Albany against Cuomo and the state of New York seeks to provide farmworkers the right to organize without fear of...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- The New York State Department of Financial Services has approved the application of Gemini Trust Company, founded by investors Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, to trade digital currency ether on its bitcoin exchange, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday. Trading on ether will begin on Monday, May 9, said Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini's...

  • Shake Shack coming to Penn Station

    The fast-casual chain inks a 10-year lease at New York City's transportation hub.

  • JACKSON, Miss., April 6- Executives of several major U.S. corporations urged Mississippi on Wednesday to repeal a new state law that allows businesses to deny wedding services to same-sex couples on religious grounds. The measure, which also permits employers to cite principles of faith in setting workplace policies on dress code, grooming and bathroom access,...

  • It's about to get a little more convenient for New York City tourists to get Flat-Top Dogs and Fair Shakes.

  • April 5- Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Tuesday signed a far-reaching law allowing people with religious objections to deny wedding services to same-sex couples and protecting other actions considered discriminatory by gay rights activists. Mississippi is the latest state drawing national protest for a law seen as anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

  • NEW YORK, April 4- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into law a minimum wage increase that takes a two-tier approach, setting a higher $15 per hour minimum for New York City and its environs and a lower legal minimum for less-costly areas. California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday also signed into law a plan to raise the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 4- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into a law a bill gradually raising the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor. In New York on Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will eventually raise the minimum wage in...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 4- California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday was expected to sign into a law a plan to raise the minimum wage from $10 to $15 an hour by the year 2023, making the nation's most-populous state the first to boost pay to that level for the working poor. The bill marks the culmination of a deal Brown brokered with labor leaders and state Democratic...

  • April 1- A plan that would require New York state banks to adopt rigorous measures to prevent laundering and terrorist financing conflicts with U.S. laws and may hinder existing efforts, a bank trade group told regulators. The requirement, which could trigger criminal penalties for compliance officers who file false or incorrect certifications about their...