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11:06 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Cuomo faces challenges from the right and left in 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, greets New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after his public inauguration ceremony at City Hall in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014
Credit AP Photo/Seth Wenig

2014 is an election year for New York Governor Cuomo as well as all of the 213 seats in the legislature. Cuomo faces the challenge of balancing competing interests as he tries to win another term by a big margin.

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Unemployment
9:34 am
Mon January 6, 2014

AARP: Unemployed over age 50 have harder time finding work

The American Association for Retired Persons says it takes those who are unemployed over age 50 about one year on average to find a new job.  That's almost twice as long as someone under 50.

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Winter storm hits travel, chills bones
1:32 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Region deals with snow & cold

Dominick Franco plowing in Stamford. His truck was banged up behind the door in an accident overnight.
Credit Craig LeMoult

The region is still busy digging out from the snowstorm that hit overnight.   Slick roads have caused traffic deaths and temperatures are expected to sink below zero. In Connecticut, people seem more bothered by the cold than the snow.

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Storm over
12:38 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Cuomo defends closing highways during storm

Albany firefighter Chris Kollias helps motorists jump start a vehicle on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. The National Weather Service has posted winter storm warnings through Friday morning in most of the state. Temperatures are in the single digits or below zero, with the wind making it feel as cold as 20-30 below zero in some areas.
Credit AP/Mike Groll

New York Governor Andrew  Cuomo says the worst of the winter storm is now over- but New Yorkers now face a new challenge- extreme cold.  

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Crews make progress on roads
8:54 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Winter storm cleanup presents challenges

A man clears snow from a vehicle on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. A winter storm slammed into the U.S. Northeast with howling winds and frigid cold, dumping nearly two feet (60 centimeters) of snow in some parts and whipping up blizzard-like conditions Friday.
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The Connecticut Department of Transportation says the winds that have come along with the winter storm have made it difficult to plow the roads through the morning hours. The DOT says cold temperatures have also limit the effectiveness of snow-melting chemicals applied to roads.

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