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'Taxi of Tomorrow,' a Nissan minivan, arrives in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) - It's go time for the city's new taxis: Tuesday marked the official start for the new standard for yellow cabs. The Nissan NV200, known as the "Taxi of Tomorrow," has been in the works for a few years, with several hundred already on city streets. The vans have charging ports for riders' electronics as well as large skylight roofs. From this point on, most yellow cab owners will ...
Source: The Associated Press
54,000 kids got jobs via NYC-funded summer jobs program

NEW YORK (AP) - More than 54,000 New York City youths landed summer jobs through the Summer Youth Employment Program this year. Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong tells the Daily News (http://nydn.us/1fQR3ol ) it's the highest number in the program's 50-year history. Last year, 47,000 young people ages 14-24 found paid summer jobs lasting up to six weeks ...
Source: The Associated Press
UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA warns companies over 'natural' label on cigarettes

(Adds FDA statement, Reynolds American declining to comment and comment from ITG Brands) Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned the makers of Winston, Natural American Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes that they cannot claim their products are "natural" or "additive-free" without regulatory approval. The FDA first gained authority to regulate cigarettes in 2009, ...
Source: Reuters
FDA warns 3 tobacco product makers over labeling

Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had issued warning letters to three tobacco product manufacturers, including the maker of Natural American Spirit cigarettes, over labels claiming the products were "additive-free" or "natural". This is the first time the FDA has pulled up companies for marketing tobacco products with "modest-risk" claims that are not backed by ...
Source: Reuters
FDA issues warning letters to "natural" tobacco makers

NEW YORK (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to the makers of Winston, Natural Spirit and Nat Sherman cigarettes over their "additive-free" and "natural" label claims. The agency issued the warnings to ITG Brands LLC, Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company Inc. and Sherman's 1400 Broadway N.Y.C. Ltd. The issue over the claims is that they may lead consumers to believe the ...
Source: The Associated Press
The Associated Press to move to new NYC headquarters in 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - The Associated Press plans to move its global headquarters from Manhattan's far west side to a smaller, less-expensive space adjacent to the World Trade Center site, the news cooperative's president said Wednesday. The move, planned for early 2017, would bring the AP to 200 Liberty St, which is across the street from the Sept. 11 memorial in a waterfront neighborhood that has ...
Source: The Associated Press | By: By DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press
Stocks briefly spike on Dudley, Dow now up about 200 points

U.S. stocks jumped on Wednesday, attempting for a second day to bounce from a recent plunge, as investors eyed a solid durable goods report and stimulus in China. Stocks briefly attempted a recovery after New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said in a question-and-answer session that a September rate hike looks less compelling . In prepared remarks, he said the region is doing ...
Source: CNBC.com | By: Evelyn Cheng
State officials: 194 NYC landlords violating rent rules

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Nearly 200 New York City landlords violated state law by accepting lucrative tax breaks but then failing to extend required rental protections to tenants, authorities said Wednesday. In response, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City housing officials sent compliance notices to the 194 landlords, whose buildings house more than 2,400 ...
Source: The Associated Press
Police: Car driver cut off NYC casino bus before it crashed

NEW YORK (AP) - A driver who cut off a casino bus before it jumped a curb and slammed into a brick building, injuring six people, has been ticketed, police said Tuesday. Resorts World Casino bus driver James Honorat swerved to avoid the Toyota sedan and sheared off part of a three-story building in Queens on Monday afternoon, officials said. The 37-year-old man behind the wheel of the Toyota ...
Source: The Associated Press
Bus crashes into NYC building, shears off part of it; 6 hurt

NEW YORK (AP) - A casino bus crashed into a three-story brick building Monday, sheering off a large part of the structure and injuring six people, authorities said. The Resorts World Casino bus, swerving to avoid hitting a car, struck the building that houses a law office at about 2:30 p.m. in the Rego Park section of Queens. The vehicle came to a stop on the sidewalk behind the building. The ...
Source: The Associated Press