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US attorney appears to focus on political favors in New York

ALBANY, N.Y.- With a widening probe of New York state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appears to be taking aim at the nebulous relationship between money and politics itself- a long and murky association in Albany and in capitals across the nation. SUNY Polytechnic, one of the state agencies involved in the deal, signed a $1.5 million legal contract with a...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press
US airstrike hits hospital in Afghanistan

A hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in Kunduz was badly damaged early Saturday after being hit by an American airstrike, The NY Times reports.
Source: The New York Times | By: By ALISSA J. RUBIN
SolarCity: Buffalo site to make world's most efficient panel

ALBANY, N.Y.- SolarCity says the rooftop panels it will make at a plant being built in Buffalo have been rated the most efficient in the world. New York is spending $750 million to build a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant for SolarCity as part of Gov. SolarCity has committed to investing $5 billion over 10 years, hiring almost 1,500 workers at the plant for...
Source: The Associated Press
Diabetes costs New York's Medicaid system $1.2B annually

ALBANY, N.Y.- New York state spent more than $1.2 billion on diabetes-related medical services last year, according to a new report that suggests the costs associated with the chronic disease are likely to impose ever greater burdens on the state. Total Medicaid spending related to diabetes surged 31 percent in the past five years, the report from Comptroller...
Source: The Associated Press
DuPont to pay $724K after explosion that killed worker

TONAWANDA, N.Y.- DuPont has agreed to pay $724,000 to settle Clean Air Act violations that contributed to a 2010 explosion that killed a contractor and burned another at its western New York plant. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board and Environmental Protection Agency said DuPont had overlooked the hazards at the Tonawanda facility. Since then, the EPA says Delaware-...
Source: The Associated Press
US regulators say GE can dismantle Hudson PCB cleanup plant

The Hudson River Natural Resource Trustees, a three-member group of government officials, had asked the EPA to delay dismantling the 100- acre "dewatering" plant as they assess progress cleaning up decades of PCB pollution from GE's capacitor plants in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward. In asking for the delay, the trustees wrote to the EPA that the river appears to be...
Source: The Associated Press
Trump doesn't want Airbnb in his buildings  

Donald Trump says that he likes the concept behind Airbnb but doesn’t want it in his own buildings anytime soon. He’s also bullish on the NY real estate market.
Source: CNBC.com
Hidden GPS devices to track suspects raise legal concerns

MINEOLA, N.Y.- For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask holding up one gas station or convenience store after another. "Those tools are part of our arsenal," Nassau County Police Chief Steven Skrynecki said after the arrest this summer, adding that GPS...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press
Cramer Remix: Time for this company to go private

Jim Cramer's hunger for this company has dwindled, and he's calling for this popular health and wellness play to take itself private.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Abigail Stevenson
Clarification: Health Insurer-Exchange story

ALBANY, N.Y.- In a story Sept. 25, The Associated Press reported that New York regulators had ordered the health insurer Health Republic to stop writing policies in the state.
Source: The Associated Press