Andrew Cuomo


  • Strike threat plays to Cuomo's image as pragmatist Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 1:27 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Gov. The Democratic governor intervened Wednesday night, just days before a threatened strike on the Long Island Rail Road was set to paralyze the New York City metropolitan area. "I'm glad he stepped up and stepped in to stand up for the people," commuter Jeff Rothfield told The Associated Press.

  • Strike by NY commuter rail workers averted Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:03 AM ET

    Andrew Cuomo, who personally got involved in the final hours of the negotiations, gives Long Island Rail Road workers a 17 percent pay raise over six and a half years but requires them to contribute to their health care costs for the first time. Eight unions representing 5,400 Long Island Rail Road workers had threatened to walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

  • Union: We'll keep talking to avoid NY rail strike Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:14 AM ET

    MINEOLA, N.Y.— The chief negotiator for the unions at the nation's largest commuter railroad emerged from the restart of talks Wednesday citing progress and vowing to continue working toward a deal that avoids a strike set for 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

  • NYC mayor's plan for rail strike? He's outta here Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The city's tabloid newspaper front pages next week are easy to imagine: a photo of a nightmarish traffic jam caused by a strike at the nation's largest commuter railroad juxtaposed with a shot of Mayor Bill de Blasio sunning on an Italian beach.

  • Cuomo raises $8.5M for campaign, far outpacing foe Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Andrew Cuomo raised another $8.5 million for his re-election bid, adding to a campaign account that now boasts a balance of more than $35 million, more than 14 times his opponent's.

  • Anxiety grows as possible NY rail strike nears Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

    The eight unions representing Long Island Rail Road's 5,400 workers and Metropolitan Transportation Authority managers didn't negotiate on Tuesday, a day after both sides said talks aimed at averting a 12:01 a.m. Sunday strike had collapsed.

  • NY invests in nanotech with General Electric Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    NISKAYUNA, N.Y.— New York state is teaming with General Electric Co. and other companies on a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics, Gov. The state will invest $135 million for the collaborative program, which will be based out of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany.

  • Court dismisses challenges to NY fracking review Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A judge has dismissed two lawsuits challenging the state's delay in finishing its health and environmental analysis of the potential impact of shale gas development in New York, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday.

  • MTA head cites wide gulf in LIRR contract talks Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    A walkout, which the unions said they were planning at 12:01 a.m. next Sunday, would affect 300,000 daily riders who travel in and out of New York City from Long Island.

  • Democrats question Astorino work for media company Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:15 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Democrats criticized Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino on Friday over work he does for a national media company, saying it may violate ethics rules in Westchester County, where Astorino is county executive. Astorino makes about $30,000 a year advising Townsquare Media on radio station programming.

  • Cleanup from deadly storm starts in Eastern states Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:25 AM ET

    SMITHFIELD, N.Y.— Residents in a number of Eastern states were cleaning up Wednesday, a day after being hit by severe storms, including a tornado in central New York that killed four and left survivors to pick through the debris from homes battered by winds of at least 100 mph.

  • 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.

  • April 30- New York state's main banking regulator said on Wednesday it had teamed up with card payment companies Visa Inc and MasterCard Inc to curb illegal payday loans through debit card transactions.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, April 28- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, delivering the latest blow to California in a fight for jobs with arch-rival Texas, whose Governor Rick Perry has been actively poaching businesses from the Golden State.

  • NEW YORK/ DETROIT, April 28- Toyota Motor Corp. said it will move its U.S. sales headquarters from southern California to suburban Dallas, delivering the latest blow to California in a fight for jobs with arch-rival Texas, whose Governor Rick Perry has been actively poaching businesses from the Golden State.