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Bank regulator vows more consultant oversight

ALBANY — New York’s top financial regulator has promised more oversight of bank consultants, including large accounting firms, citing an old, ignored state law that gives his office “the power to drive reform.” Addressing a conference on corporate responsibility this ...

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Officials: 6K can earn free associate degree

ALBANY — State officials say 6,000 high school students from across New York will be able to earn an associate degree at no cost under a program designed to land them jobs when they graduate. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says Wednesday ...

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Data show uptick in 2012 domestic violence

ALBANY — Crime data show an uptick in domestic violence across New York last year, with more than 85,000 victims, while related homicides declined sharply. The Division of Criminal Justice Services reports 54,848 domestic violence victims outside New York City ...

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State proposes new rules on debt collections abuse

ALBANY — New York financial regulators want to curb abuse by debt collectors by requiring them to verify all disputed claims, advise consumers when the statute of limitations has expired on debts and confirm settlement agreements in writing. The Department ...

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Data show murders down in crime uptick

ALBANY— New York’s violent crimes increased 2.3 percent statewide to more than 79,000 last year despite a steep drop in New York City murders. State data on serious property and violent crimes still show an overall 13 percent decade-long decline ...

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Official: Seneca leaders, NY reach gambling deal

BUFFALO — An agreement has been reached between the state and the Seneca Nation of Indians in a long-running stalemate over casino gambling, a day after the tribal president met with members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration for several hours ...

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State releases jobs report

The New York state economy added 14,100 private sector jobs in March, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. The job growth resulted in New York reaching an all-time high private sector job count of ...

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Cuomo launches spirits industry website

A one-stop website has been launched to provide New York’s wine, beer and spirit producers with a single point of government contact for assistance regarding regulations, licensing, state incentives, and any other questions or issues facing the industry. The site ...

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