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New York Governor Cuomo Orders Probe into Facebook’s Advertising Platform

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc’s advertising platform in a discriminatory manner. This is the second investigation that the state governor has …

New York Appoints Group to Draft Legislation for Adult-Use Marijuana Program

New York has appointed a working group to draft legislation to legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana in the state. The move comes soon after a N.Y. Department of Health study commissioned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo …

New York’s Financial Watchdog Proposes ‘Best Interest’ Rules

New York State’s top financial watchdog proposed regulations that would require sellers of life insurance and annuities to act in the best interest of clients, raising standards even as the U.S. government delays its fiduciary rule. Products that best fit …

New York State Employers Must Comply With New Paid Family Leave Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a phased-in system of paid family leave that will become effective on January 1, 2018, for New York employers. On the state level, New York becomes the fifth state (joining California, …

New York State Prepares Long Island for Hurricane Jose’s Impact

New York state officials have deployed members of the National Guard and specialized emergency response units to Long Island to prepare for potentially severe weather caused by Hurricane Jose. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 100 members of the National Guard, 13 …

Vullo Calls on Insurers, Congress for Action in Wake of Lake Ontario Flooding

As part of New York’s continuing response to flooding in the Lake Ontario region, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) is reminding property and casualty insurers of their responsibility to work toward fair and speedy resolution of …

Q&A: How Driverless Car Technology Could Impact New York and Other States

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in May signed a budget bill into law allowing self-driving and self-parking cars to be tested for one year on New York public highways. Prior to this law going into effect, the technology was prohibited …

New York Subway Train Derails, Scaring Passengers and Injuring Dozens

A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems. …

NYC Planners With Sandy Nightmares Say Barrier May Come Too Late

The warming Atlantic Ocean has raised the risk of another Hurricane Sandy. And still, trillions of dollars of real estate and infrastructure near the shores of New York City and northern New Jersey remain vulnerable to devastation. A storm-surge barrier …

New York Flood Areas Getting Portable Dams, $1M in State Aid

Water-filled portable dams are being deployed and $1 million in state funding will go toward emergency repairs to wastewater treatment systems in two flood-damaged Lake Ontario communities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. A temporary emergency barrier system using water-filled dams …