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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016 but they had nothing but praise for one another.

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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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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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By all accounts this wasn’t a pretty year for Congress.  Connecticut and New York lawmakers in Washington say they are as upset about it as voters.

Labor officials say New York's unemployment rate has reached its lowest level in nearly five years. It dropped from 7.7%  in October to 7.4% in November.

The largest gains came in the educational and health service sectors.  Suffolk and Nassau counties have added more than 31,000 total non-farm jobs since November of 2012.

The unemployment rate in Connecticut has dropped to 7.6%.  It's the third consecutive month that rate has fallen. Officials caution the decline has come amid a shrinking labor force.

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