More New York Articles

  • NY settles probe of tanning salons' health claims

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general has reached a settlement with a chain of tanning salons to stop making claims about the health benefits of tanning. The agreement is with HT Franchising Management LLC, doing business as Hollywood Tans, and with Hollywood Tans NYC, its...

  • NY slaps $25M fine against Ex-BofA CEO Lewis

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America and its former CEO Ken Lewis have reached a $25 million deal to settle allegations that Lewis and his executive team misled investors about the impact of BofA's 2008 merger with Merrill Lynch. The settlement, announced by New York Attorney General Eric...

  • New York AG reaches settlements with auto dealers

    ALBANY, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday announced settlements with six auto dealers in the state’s Capital District that allegedly used deceptive and misleading advertisements. Schneiderman Zappone Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Lia Nissan,...

  • New York lawmakers say budget talks progressing

    New York legislative leaders who met for hours behind closed doors Tuesday trying to finalize the state budget due next week came away saying they were making progress.

  • Former New York tax dept. worker sentenced for IRS scam

    Federal prosecutors say a 53-year-old former New York state tax department employee has been sentenced for bilking the Internal Revenue Service out of tens of thousands of dollars.

  • Kodak offers its upstate NY business park for sale

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Kodak is putting its 1,200-acre Eastman Business Park in Rochester up for sale. The photography and film pioneer emerged from bankruptcy in September as a smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing. Its sprawling business park, meanwhile, has been...

  • NY, other states in Four Loko settlement

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is among 20 states that have reached agreement with the makers of the fruit flavored malt beverages Four Loko meant to ensure marketing through social media isn't aimed at underage drinkers. Under the agreement, Chicago-based Phusion Projects admits no wrongdoing...

  • NY loans for businesses of women, minorities

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is launching a program to expand access to short-term bridge loans to minority and women-owned business enterprises. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Monday that participating lenders are committing at least $20 million to the launch of the "Bridge to Success" program....

  • Poll shows Andrew Cuomo still leading Republican challenger by 35 percent

    LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – A new poll shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo still leads his Republican challenger Rob Astorino by a margin of 35 percent. However, the poll also shows that Cuomo’s constituents aren’t exactly thrilled with his job performance either. Siena College on...

  • New York attorney general settles with health insurer over mental health denials

    Schneiderman NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) – New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a settlement on Thursday with a Schenectady-based health insurer to resolve allegations of widespread violations of mental health parity laws. MVP Health Care, through its behavioral health...

  • 5 Bernie Madoff ex-workers convicted in case's first trial

    NEW YORK — Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted of conspiracy Monday to cap a six-month trial in which they were accused of enriching themselves while telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that cheated investors of billions of dollars. The...

  • Pre-K funding fight causes break in budget talks

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. "So far as I'm concerned, we have a problem right now," Senate...

  • New York auditors say storm equipment unaccounted for

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Nearly half of the $1.2 million in equipment purchased by the state to keep polling stations open after Superstorm Sandy wasn't received, recovered later or disposed of properly, New York auditors reported Friday. In the first of several audits examining the state's storm...

  • Report: New York has highest average taxes at $9,718, New Jersey at $8,830

    As Tax Day approaches in just one month, a new report finds a huge divide between tax rates throughout the 50 states, with New Yorkers the most heavily burdened with an average bill of $9,718, 40 percent higher than the national average. WalletHub provided Secrets with its “2014 Report on...

  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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