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  • New York AG seeks Airbnb's NYC sublet information

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The attorney for Airbnb is urging a judge to reject a subpoena for information about everyone using the global website to rent apartments or sublets in New York City, calling it "a fishing expedition." Attorney Roberta Kaplan says the subpoena filed last year by New York...

  • NY official: Retailer won't bar ex-con job seekers

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York authorities have reached an agreement with a national home goods retailer to end its policy of disqualifying job seekers who have a felony record. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Tuesday that Bed Bath & Beyond has promised to comply with laws prohibiting...

  • Buffalo area in midst of new hotel building boom

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo-Niagara Falls area is in the midst of a lodging industry boom, with more than two dozen new hotels expected to be built in the region over the next few years. The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/QuDxL7 ) that eight hotels are currently under construction,...

  • Cabela's plans to hire 225 for 1st NY store

    CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — Cabela's Inc. says it will employ 225 people at its first New York location, scheduled to open this fall at a suburban Buffalo shopping center. The Buffalo News reports (http://bit.ly/1lAFSSz ) the Sidney, Neb.-based chain of outdoor gear and sporting goods stores...

  • NY seeks federal recall of toy sold at Dollar Tree

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials are asking the federal government to seek a recall of a foam dart toy they say could be dangerous to children. The Division of Consumer Protection says "Clingy Darts," sold at Dollar Tree stores, contains more than six times the federally allowed limit...

  • Saratoga racino owners eye different casino site

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Owners of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway have dropped a push to bring Las Vegas-style gambling to the city known for its horse racing, announcing Monday that they are instead focusing on building a casino closer to Albany. The facility's owners are seeking a license to...

  • NYC official questions oil firm's political giving

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain why it has been connected to political donations that appear to have little to do with its energy business. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser and trustee to the $150 billion city pension...

  • Port Authority of NY and NJ taking look at reforms

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Reform is the buzzword these days at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. What that means depends on whom you talk to. The agency has been on the hot seat since the disclosure of details about last fall's lane closings at the George Washington Bridge. Two Port...

  • 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...



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