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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York regulators are requiring credit reporting agencies to register with the state in the wake of last year's Equifax security breach that exposed the personal information of about 148 million Americans.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state Department of Financial Services has issued new regulations aimed at protecting the private data of millions of New Yorkers. The Democrat says state financial services regulators now have oversight for the first time over credit reporting agencies operating in New York.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An investigation is underway into whether some propane companies engaged in price-gouging during the recent cold spell while others left customers freezing in their homes because of shoddy delivery service, New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The probe also will look into possible misconduct by propane suppliers who insisted customers had to buy a new propane tank before fuel could be delivered, Schneiderman said.

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has told labor officials to gather input on the practice of scheduling retail and other workers with short notice. The results could shape potential regulation.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York State had more jobs last year than at any time since the Great Recession, though upstate regions continue to struggle, according to a new report on employment published Monday by NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. 

The figures, first reported by The Associated Press, show that more than 9.12 million New Yorkers worked a job in 2016, the highest since 2008, when there were 9.14 million people employed in the state. The statewide unemployment rate last year was 4.8 percent, the lowest in nine years. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nine Mid-Atlantic and New England states have agreed to update their regional environmental pact to further reduce power plant carbon emissions to fight global climate change.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that states in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative have agreed to reduce the cap on emissions an additional 30 percent below 2020 levels by 2030. The Democrat says the new cap will be 65 percent below the 2009 starting level.

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