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(AP) ALBANY, N.Y.  — Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a two-month extension of the last state budget to prevent a government shutdown after he and state lawmakers on Sunday failed to reach agreement on a new spending plan.

Cuomo said the stopgap budget would give legislators time to resolve their differences while postponing the decision until after the release of the federal budget, which is expected to contain spending cuts that could drastically impact state finances.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP)  Wegmans Food Markets has announced opening dates for its two new stores in northern New Jersey. 

The Rochester-based supermarket chain says Tuesday that a 113,000-square-foot Wegmans will open July 23 in Hanover, followed on Sept. 24 by the opening of the company's 108,000-square-foot store in Montvale. 

color:#333333">ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is extending deadlines to file business income tax returns for small businesses affected by wind and snow storms in the state.


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)  New York State will soon have new rules intended to protect bank and insurance customers from hacking. 

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that new regulations will take effect March 1 that require financial institutions to create and maintain cyber security programs intended to prevent illegal access to sensitive personal information. 

Many banks and insurers already have cyber security programs in place but the new regulation would make them mandatory. 

WASHINGTON (AP) Manufacturing in New York state expanded at the fastest pace in more than two years as factories received more new orders and stepped up hiring. 

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday that its Empire State manufacturing index in February rose to 18.7 from 6.5, reaching the highest level since 2014. Any reading above zero indicates expansion. 

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