New York

Schumer Proposes National Firefighter Cancer Registry

Aug 10, 2016
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Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for the creation of a national firefighter cancer registry. Schumer says as more chemicals are used in construction materials and in furniture, firefighters are coming down with cancer at a much higher rate than the general population because they are breathing in the dangerous smoke.

Cuomo Has Harsh Words For Fellow Democrat

Aug 10, 2016
Office of Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor Cuomo had harsh words for the state’s comptroller, a fellow Democrat, over questions about the value of the state’s economic development programs.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli has conducted audits raising questions about the value of some of Governor Cuomo’s economic development programs, saying there’s not enough documentation in some cases that New Yorkers are getting their money’s worth.

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Barclays Bank has agreed to pay $100 million to 43 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations it improperly set key interest rates almost a decade ago, affecting payments on investments.

Monday's settlement includes $93.5 million in restitution and costs of the investigation led by the New York and Connecticut attorneys general.

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Foreign trade deals are a contentious issue at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Now New York’s Senior Senator Chuck Schumer is weighing in, saying he’s against the Trans-Pacific Partnership proposal, known as the TPP.

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It’s supposed to be Hillary Clinton’s convention, but all of the focus Monday was on her primary challenger, Bernie Sanders, and his delegates, who continue to stew over a Wikileaks release of DNC emails that showed favoritism to Clinton over Sanders.

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