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  • Syracuse mayor releases $1 billion wish list Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The mayor of Syracuse on Tuesday announced a $1 billion list of projects intended to address long-term infrastructure needs and vowed to aggressively lobby Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature for state support. Another $125 million project would use lake water to cool buildings within Syracuse.

  • A $5B question: How should New York spend surplus? Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:44 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— As government problems go, it's not a bad one to have: How should New York spend a $5 billion surplus? The $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. The money comes from big settlements with banks and insurance companies like BNP Paribas SA and Bank of America Corp..

  • Toxic plume spreading at defense plant, tests show Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Officials revealed this month that the 4.5 mile by 3.5 mile plume of underground contamination in Bethpage is moving deeper than ever. The contamination is emanating from a 600- acre property that was once home to Grumman Aerospace Corp., the U.S. Navy and other associated defense industries. The company says it has spent $120 million and the Navy another $80...

  • DiNapoli eyes municipal finances, contractor use Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— After a solid win at the polls, New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli plans new initiatives to examine the effectiveness of economic development programs and rates paid for state contractors, while keeping auditors monitoring the fiscal health of communities and bolstering the fight against public corruption. The Long Island Democrat said last...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- A strategic fuel reserve at six locations in upstate New York is expected to be operational in November to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency such as 2012' s Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 2.5 million gallons of gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel will be kept in the reserve in...

  • New York state to set up upstate fuel reserve in November Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 29- A strategic fuel reserve at six locations in upstate New York is expected to be operational in November to ensure gasoline and diesel fuel are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergencies like 2012' s Hurricane Sandy. Approximately 2.5 million gallons of gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel will be kept in the reserve in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- It's not often that a White House official gets mocked on both Saturday Night Live and a major daily newspaper before he makes his first public appearance. But Ron Klain's low-profile first week as President Barack Obama's behind-the-scenes Ebola "czar" has become another attack point for a White House struggling to show it's on top of the...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Market fluctuations eased on Friday and the Standard& Poor's 500 index ended its best week in almost two years as fears dwindled that the first Ebola diagnosis in New York could lead to widespread contagion in the nation's financial capital. "Ebola is really center stage as the No. 1 fear of the market right now because of the immediate reaction...

  • New York to form first U.S. state Ex-Im bank - Cuomo Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 7:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 7- New York plans to form the first U.S. state version of the federal Export-Import Bank to help businesses expand overseas, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday, in a vote of confidence in a credit agency that critics have decried as corporate welfare. "We're going to capitalize it with $35 million to start," Cuomo said at a trade summit in New York,...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In gubernatorial races, it's the economy, 'stupid' Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Scott Walker

    In 36 states electing governors, it's all about the economy. Governors seeking re-election promised to turn things around. Have they?

  • 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.