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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

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New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

Cuomo: Closed-Door Budget Talks Transparent, Really

Classic New York budget negotiations go like this: the governor and the leaders of the two legislative houses stake out disparate positions publicly. For the next two weeks, the three privately meet in the governor’s office. The meetings rarely appear...

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Twitter's brand marks.

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Twitter's brand marks.

Twitter ‘Surveillance Self-Defense’ Kit

Uncle Sam wants your Tweets — or at least somebody’s Tweets. Twitter, the social networking phenomenon and upstart news channel, wasn’t among the Internet companies named in that round of revelations about U.S. surveillance of email traffic earlier this year....

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Sheila Bair, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

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Sheila Bair, former chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

Regulators Avoiding ‘La-La Land’ Fly Coach, With Some Exceptions

Sheila Bair, former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., recounts the time she was approached by a fellow airline passenger who joked that the FDIC must be short on cash for her to fly coach. “No, we have plenty...

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