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  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests. Brands including Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers showed up in questions on tests that more than a...

  • Muscle cars out in force at New York auto show

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year's New York International Auto Show, which opens to the public Friday. Sure, there's something called the EV Pavilion, where visitors can ride around in a plug-in hybrid. But...

  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes. Speaking to about 50 homeowners, officials and community...

  • NY jobless rate up slightly in March to 6.9 pct.

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state labor department says the unemployment rate was up slightly to 6.9 percent in March from 6.8 percent in February. It says New York City also saw a slight increase to 8 percent from 7.9 percent a month earlier. In March 2013, the unemployment rate was 7.9 percent...

  • NY-based co. closing Syracuse-area lab in July

    CICERO, N.Y. (AP) — An Albany-based pharmaceutical company that's part of a $250 million economic development project in Buffalo is shutting down its Syracuse-area research center, eliminating 45 jobs. Albany Molecular Research Inc. announced Wednesday that it will close its 12-year-old...

  • NY AG reaches agreement with GrubHub over tips

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached an agreement with the online food delivery company GrubHub Inc. to ensure that the tips it collects from customers will be given to the workers they were intended for. Schneiderman said Wednesday the investigation into...

  • US sues NY real estate dealer over disabilities

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has sued a prominent real estate developer, saying some of the company's apartment buildings are not sufficiently accessible to people with disabilities. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was brought Wednesday against The Durst Organization Inc. It...

  • Official: 6 subpoenas in NY stock trade probe

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An official familiar with the investigation said the New York Attorney General's Office has issued subpoenas to six firms and sent a letter to another for details about split-second stock trading and any unfair advantages. The official told The Associated Press Wednesday...

  • CORRECTION: Suffolk County tobacco law

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — In an April 14 story about tobacco sales restrictions, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Suffolk County was the first municipality in the country to raise the age limit to 21 for buyers of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Other communities...

  • Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show

    NEW YORK (AP) — With more than 1 million visitors annually, the New York International Auto Show is one of the most important shows for the U.S. auto industry. Here are some of the vehicles debuting this year. The show opens to the public Friday. ACURA TLX: Honda's luxury Acura brand calls...

  • Report: Progressive New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio paid 8.3 percent tax rate

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray paid an 8.3 percent effective tax rate on $165,047 of total income in 2013, according to tax returns cited by the Wall Street Journal.

  • Paul Krugman could receive $25,000 per month for income inequality initiative

    New York Times author and liberal economist Paul Krugman has been offered a position as a distinguished scholar for a nine-month stint at the City University of New York's Luxembourg Income Study Center, which researches income inequality.

  • How is NY's economy? Governor candidates disagree

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has been on the right path during his term. Republican challenger Rob Astorino says New York is losing. Can both be right? With New York's economic condition an election-year issue, Cuomo claims the state reversed its decline in the last...

  • Vornado Realty settles with New York AG, will upgrade to ADA standards

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an agreement on Tuesday with a commercial real estate company to ensure individuals with disabilities are provided equal access to its shopping center parking lots. Vornado Realty Corporation...

  • Punitive damages reintroduced in NYC asbestos litigation

    NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – On Tuesday, New York Supreme Court Justice Sherry Klein Heitler delivered an order reinstating claims for punitive damages in the New York City Asbestos Litigation. The Weitz & Luxenberg law firm filed the motion requesting an order to lift former deferral...



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