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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
New York's case against Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is to get underway Tuesday. The former CEO of insurance giant AIG stretches back to 2005 when he was charged with committing accounting fraud.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union, investors have been moving cash into "safe havens," such as U.S. Treasury bonds. That surging demand for reliable investments has sent interest rates down to record lows. But local governments may not be able to take advantage of cheap money for infrastructure repairs.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Previous efforts by state and federal officials have failed.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The New York Association of School Boards say they aren't opposed to a bill but want to know who'll pay for remediation.
Monday, May 23, 2016
Red light cameras increase safety at intersections at no cost to taxpayers, but over the last several years, the number of communities using red light cameras has fallen. Community outrage is one of the main reasons there are fewer cameras. Meanwhile, safety advocates are trying to increase the number of cameras by better educating local governments on how to use them.
Friday, May 20, 2016
Few public school districts bothered to test their water for lead. Now they're making up for lost time.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Lead in school drinking water is more common than previously believed.
Friday, May 06, 2016
Job prospects for college and high school graduates are looking better this year than they have in a very long time. Except for the energy sector, many industries are searching for young talent now.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
In 2008, Ecuadorean immigrant Marcelo Lucero was fatally stabbed in Patchogue, N.Y. NPR's Ari Shapiro checks in with Sister Margaret Smyth on how the village is doing, a few days before Donald Trump is set to speak at a Republican Party fundraiser there.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Pat Friedman fought Donald Trump's efforts to build a big restaurant and banquet hall on a public beach on Long Island for six years.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Carrier's decision to shift manufacturing from the U.S. wasn't extraordinary, but a viral video of the announcement is having an impact on the presidential race and the debate over free trade.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Prosecutors allege the ex-police chief in Suffolk County had a large circle of "palace guards" that lied under oath for him, spied on FBI investigations and planted a GPS device on a political rival.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
It's been warmer than usual around the country and hardly feels like gift-giving season. Some economists say December sales will be fine after Christmas when consumers shop for sales with gift cards.
Monday, October 26, 2015
As resale prices drop, the emissions cheating scandal costs customers who want to sell their Volkswagen diesels. "I think it's a tainted product now," says analyst Dave Galvin.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Many of Bernie Madoff's investors will be getting a full payback of the money they lost when his pyramid scheme went bust — as long as they invested less than $1.1 million. The truste...
Monday, October 12, 2015
The cost of a hotel room is up — a lot. Recently, prices have leapt nationwide at triple the rate of inflation. Even some business travelers are turning to peer-to-peer rentals to escape the prices.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Thursday is the beginning of the end for magnetic-stripe credit cards. With the change, banks say stores will have to pay for fraudulent purchases. The shift may be hard for some small retailers.
Monday, September 07, 2015
Most jobs added since the recession are going to workers either in the top third or the bottom third of income. Those in the middle are getting squeezed out — especially men.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Plum Island lies just off the tip of Long Island, not far from the Hamptons. It sports miles of unblemished shoreline, hundreds of acres of undeveloped forest, a lighthouse — and the federal government is planning to put all of it on the auction block.
But before you go putting ...
Monday, August 17, 2015
Gold prices have seen a small increase in the last few days — thanks to jitters over China's currency devaluation. That bump up is minor compared to the overall drop gold has seen since its 2011 peak.