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  • At the end of last year, a Massachusetts route selected by Texas- based Kinder Morgan generated so much venom that the company nudged it north into New Hampshire— where the venom is also flowing freely. There's another reason the loudest protests are all coming from the region: They're where the gas is, waiting just east of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale region.

  • NY speaker: Minimum wage hike should be part of budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 9:54 AM ET

    The Bronx Democrat's comments came after Republican Senate Leader Dean Skelos said there's been no serious discussion about a wage hike on the Senate side. Heastie's Assembly Democrats have proposed gradually raising the wage to $12.60 statewide and $15 in the New York City metropolitan area by the end of 2018. The wage is now $8.75 and will go to $9 at year's...

  • De Blasio changes tactics for NYC's state budget pitch Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A year ago, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio waged a public campaign for his city's needs, exemplified by his repeated trips to Albany to personally lobby the governor and Legislature as they embarked on their annual, and often secretive, state budget negotiations. His trips to Albany have been infrequent. Fresh off his election, de Blasio was still...

  • HARPERSFIELD, N.Y.— The 124- mile Constitution Pipeline will likely bring some relief from high natural gas prices to residents of New York City and New England, but it will also bring anguish to some landowners in the wooded hills and valleys in its path. Of 651 landowners in New York and Pennsylvania affected by the $700 million pipeline project, 125 refused to...

  • NEW YORK— It was bad enough that New York's most famous prosecutor, Preet Bharara, lost in the sweepstakes to become the next U.S. attorney general nominee to a fellow federal prosecutor from his own city. Could it be a dimming of the star prosecutor who once made the cover of Time magazine, who has been widely praised for his tough talk about insider trading on Wall...

  • NEW YORK— Commuters, brace yourselves: The price of traveling on New York City's mass transit system is about to get even steeper. They're dirty, "said Joelle Torres, who commutes from her Long Island home in Coram to Manhattan's Beth Israel Medical Center, taking the Long Island Rail Road and the subway. The base fare for subways and buses will go up by 25 cents to $2.75,...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Teachers from an apple-growing region in New York have delivered 1,000 of them to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to protest education funding levels. The Democratic governor wants to increase education funding of $22 billion by about $1.1 billion this year.

  • NY Senate leader: Ethics reform must include Cuomo Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:31 PM ET

    Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. The plan announced Wednesday, which does not yet have support from the state Senate, would require lawmakers to report any outside income and identify big clients in an effort to expose any inappropriate relationships. The plan is the latest of several recommendations intended to address Albany's corruption...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— The state Assembly voted Tuesday to make New York the fourth state to provide private sector workers with paid time off to care for a new child or sick loved one. The Senate has its own family leave proposal which would provide up to six weeks of benefits. California, New Jersey and Rhode Island already have similar programs.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Robert Benmosche, who headed insurer American International Group after a massive government bailout at the height of the financial crisis, died on Friday at 70, the company said in a statement. Benmosche, who was president and chief executive officer of AIG between August 2009 and September 2014, died at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A nonprofit trade group that paid just $10 for the exclusive right to use the World Trade Center name will turn over some of its future revenue to end a New York State probe into how the name was sold so cheaply. Under a settlement announced on Friday, the nonprofit agreed to repay $184,000 of membership fees paid by the Port Authority from 1991 to...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- A nonprofit group that paid just $10 for the exclusive right to use the World Trade Center name will turn over some of its future revenue to end a New York State probe into how the name was sold so cheaply. Under a settlement announced on Friday, the nonprofit agreed to repay $184,000 of membership fees paid by the Port Authority from 1991 to 2011. It...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Wells Fargo& Co has agreed to pay $4 million for violations on credit card accounts at a former affiliate, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Wells Fargo will pay a $2 million penalty and $2 million in restitution to consumers after the affiliate illegally took interests in borrowers' homes, in exchange for extending credit for routine credit card...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- With a scheduled trial just four weeks away, the former chairman of American International Group Inc said New York's attorney general should abandon his nearly decade-old fraud case against him, calling it a waste of taxpayer dollars in pursuit of a hollow "trophy" victory. The non-jury trial, scheduled for Feb. 24 in Manhattan before State Supreme...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 29- When Marty Weinstein decided to quit smoking, he took a friend's advice and tried electronic cigarettes rather than government-approved nicotine replacement products. E-cigarette makers in the United States are barred from explicitly marketing the products as smoking cessation devices, but have found ways to appeal legally to smokers who...

  • MARSHFIELD, Mass., Jan 28- Ocean Street in the waterfront Massachusetts town of Marshfield was littered with lobster traps, downed wires and chunks of houses on Wednesday, the day after a massive blizzard hammered New England. Notably absent was much of the 2 feet of snow that blanketed much of the Boston area, since for much of the storm, Ocean Street was under water...

  • New England digs out from massive blizzard Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 | 9:32 AM ET

    In Massachusetts, which was hit particularly hard, a record-breaking 34.5 inches of snow fell in Worcester, and the 24.4 inches at Boston's Logan International Airport approached record proportions, NWS officials said. Boston- area trains, buses and subways were set to resume normal service, although delays were predicted for the morning commute.

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of snow and coastal flooding, but sparing New York City residents who had braced for a significant blast. Snow was forecast to keep falling into early Wednesday in eastern New England, possibly...

  • BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- A U.S. blizzard swept past New York City and struck hardest at some 4.5 million people around Boston, dropping nearly three feet of snow in areas and triggering high tides that breached a seawall and forced residents to flee their coastal homes. The snow was forecast to continue into early Wednesday morning in eastern New England, which...