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  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- New York State tax collections fell $1.3 billion, or 3.5 percent, to $36.9 billion through the first half of fiscal 2016 compared to the same period a year earlier, the state's chief fiscal officer said on Thursday. Personal income taxes, the state's biggest revenue source, lagged expectations, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- Airbnb Inc and New York state are in talks to resolve a lawsuit brought by the company challenging a law it says could expose it to significant penalties for advertising short-term apartment rentals, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan canceled a hearing that had been set for Monday.

  • Airbnb is also engaged in a pitched battle in its home of San Francisco, where the company has also sued to block a new requirement that it reject booking fees from property owners who have not registered with the city. The New York and San Francisco legal fights are a crucial test of Airbnb's business model. Other cities looking to rein in Airbnb are watching the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BERLIN, Oct 21- Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation that Airbnb says could seriously damage its business in New York City, the company's largest U.S. market; the company said it would immediately sue to overturn the law.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BERLIN, Oct 21- Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth $30 billion, faces a reckoning. The New York state legislature has passed regulations that Airbnb says could seriously damage its business in New York City, the company's largest U.S. market; Governor Andrew Cuomo has until Oct. 29 to decide whether it will become...

  • Oct 17- Elon Musk's Tesla Motors said it would collaborate with its longstanding battery partner, Japan's Panasonic Corp, to manufacture solar cells and panels at a New York factory. Financial terms were not disclosed, but officials in New York said production would take place at a factory SolarCity is building in Buffalo. SolarCity has pledged to spend $5...

  • Oct 13- Verizon Communications Inc said on Thursday it plans to close call centers in five states, including its home state of New York, as the No. 1 wireless company trims head count and reorganizes operations in a saturated wireless market. The consolidation involves Verizon call centers near Rochester and Orangeburg, New York; Bangor, Maine; Lincoln, Nebraska;...

  • Passengers rush to safety after a NJ Transit train crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey.

    Investigators say it appears that the New Jersey Transit train crash in Hoboken was accidental, but said the cause is under investigation.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Federal and state prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against 10 men, including two onetime senior advisers to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in corruption and fraud cases involving state contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Joseph Percoco, a former executive deputy secretary to the governor; Alain Kaloyeros, president of...

  • ELIZABETH, N.J., Sept 19- Police arrested an Afghanistan- born American suspected of carrying out this weekend's bombing in New York City that injured 29 people and planting other devices in New York and New Jersey following a Monday morning gun battle with the suspect. The attacks came as world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations in New York for the...

  • Law enforcement officials work at the scene of Saturday night's explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, September 18, 2016 in New York City.

    Ahmad Rahami was shot in the leg and shot one officer in the hand and one in a bulletproof vest during NJ confrontation, authorities say.

  • Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, a 28- year-old naturalized U.S. citizen, was captured in Linden, New Jersey, about 20 miles outside New York, Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage told reporters. The attacks came as world leaders prepared to gather at the United Nations in New York for the annual General Assembly this week, just days after the 15th anniversary...

  • Investigators believe more people were involved in the New York and New Jersey bombing plots, two U.S. officials told Reuters. The New York Police Department released a photo of 28- year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami of Elizabeth, New Jersey, to question him about a Saturday night explosion that injured 29 people in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood and for a blast...

  • Sept 19- Authorities investigating the New York explosion case were searching on Monday for a 28- year-old New Jersey man who may be armed and dangerous, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The New York Police Department released a photo of Ahmad Khan Rahami, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Afghan descent who was wanted for questioning in the Saturday night...

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, walks from the scene of an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, after an incident that injured passers-by Saturday night.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea a clear "act of terrorism," NBC News reports.

  • Sept 13- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday issued long-anticipated proposed cyber security regulations for banks and insurers in the state, the first of their kind in the United States by any state or federal agency, the governor said in a statement. Cuomo's planned regulations for institutions overseen by the New York State Department of Financial...

  • Sept 13- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday issued long-anticipated proposed cyber security regulations for banks and insurers in the state. The planned regulations would apply to institutions overseen by the New York State Department of Financial Services. They would require companies to set up cyber security programs and appoint a chief...

  • Sept 3- Tropical Storm Hermine plowed across North Carolina's Outer Banks on Saturday, threatening the U.S. East Coast with a mix of high winds and heavy rain after leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and in the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate in Virginia after...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...

  • Sept 3- The U.S. East Coast faces a potential mix of dangerously high winds and heavy rains over the long holiday weekend as Tropical Storm Hermine plowed up the Atlantic Coast on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "We'll probably stay inside watching movies or going to the movie theater," Joan Whalen told an ABC affiliate...