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  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- The U.S. federal government has rejected most of a $511 million loan request for the renewal of New York state's Tappan Zee Bridge, dealing a blow to one of governor Andrew Cuomo's most prominent infrastructure projects just weeks ahead of state elections.

  • EPA rejects Cuomo's Tappan Zee loan proposal Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Andrew Cuomo's proposal to use half a billion dollars in federal clean water loans to help finance the cost of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, instead approving only $29 million. The EPA did authorize $29 million for marsh restoration, stormwater management and other smaller projects related to the bridge.

  • Tipped workers ask New York for a pay raise Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Restaurant servers, busboys and other tipped workers in New York may get a raise from a little-known state board that will review whether to require their employers to pay the minimum wage.

  • Subway tunnel damaged by Sandy restored to service Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Trains will once again roll through a New York subway tunnel that was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy, taking in 27 million gallons of water. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride Sunday through the reconstructed Montague Tunnel linking Brooklyn and lower Manhattan.

  • New York casino applicants make public pitches Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Developers seeking permission to open casinos in upstate New York fielded questions about their finances and revenue projections Monday as they made direct pitches to the state's siting board. We have a direct highway access, "said Jeff Gural, who runs Tioga Downs near the Pennsylvania state line, west of Binghamton.

  • Developer presumed dead in crash revamped NY city Sunday, 7 Sep 2014 | 1:34 AM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica— A developer presumed dead with his wife in a private plane crash near Jamaica had an "uncanny instinct" for revitalizing properties and an "incalculable" impact on his western New York hometown's resurgence from crumbling industrial center to trendy destination for young professionals, friends and colleagues said.

  • Mystery shrouds US couple's crash off Jamaica Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 2:28 AM ET

    KINGSTON, Jamaica— A search-and-rescue operation resumed at first light Saturday off Jamaica's northeast coast as crews hope to solve the mystery of a small private plane carrying a prominent upstate New York couple who were taken on a ghostly 1,700- mile journey after the pilot was apparently incapacitated at the controls.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.

  • Aug 27- Time Warner Cable Inc the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, reported a massive network outage that shut down Internet services to some 11 million customers on Wednesday, prompting New York state to launch an investigation.

  • July 30- Only days before U.S. authorities reached a landmark $8.97 billion settlement with BNP Paribas over the bank's dealings with countries subject to U.S. sanctions, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo intervened to ensure the state government got a much bigger share of the proceeds, according to three people familiar with the situation.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. authorities' $8.9 billion settlement last month with French bank BNP Paribas for sanctions busting will pay for New York cops to get live computer feeds of street crime and for new carpets in the offices of prosecutors, among many other things. In some places- particularly New York state- that is leading to ugly wrangling over how to spend it.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- Standard& Poor's said on Wednesday it had raised New York state's debt rating by one notch, putting it just under a top investment grade, due to the state government's stronger budgeting practices.

  • Schneiderman finally flexes muscles on Wall Street Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 7:36 PM ET
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

    NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, seen as a secondary force in policing banks, is taking the lead in possibly his most ambitious case.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- State lawmakers on Friday approved New York City's request to lower its speed limit to 25 miles per hour, down from 30, as part of the city's effort to reduce traffic fatalities.

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has backed the proposed increase to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but the bill has met heavy resistance in the state senate, where Republicans have a power sharing agreement with a breakaway group of Democrats.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- Bank of America Corp has become the first big bank to agree to use a New York regulator's database to ensure it does not process illegal payments from payday lenders to state residents, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Monday.

  • Ex-AIG chief Greenberg loses bid to end New York lawsuit Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 28- A New York state judge has rejected a request by Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former American International Group Inc chief executive officer, to dismiss a long-running civil lawsuit by the state's attorney general.

  • NEW YORK, May 16- New Yorkers who rely on the state pension fund for their retirement may be short-changed about $735 million over the next 10 years as a result of Governor Andrew Cuomo's policy of permitting local authorities to defer fund payments so they can fill budget gaps and pay for services such as schools, street lights and police.

  • Obama, 9/11 survivors dedicate memorial museum Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    World Trade Center 'tridents', two steel columns that formed part of the building's structural support, seen during a press preview of the National September 11 Memorial Museum at the World Trade Center site May 14, 2014 in New York.

    President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope."