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House votes to sue Obama for delaying health care mandate
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:46:00 EST
The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted to sue President Barack Obama's administration over implementation of his 2010 health care law. With a near-party-line vote of 225-201,...

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Feds hand NYU Langone $1B for Sandy repairs
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:00 EST
The federal government announced Tuesday that it had approved a jaw-dropping $1.13 billion in Federal Emergency Management Agency funding for NYU Langone Medical Center to repair damage from...

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NYers lag as potential organ donors
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:56:00 EST
Far fewer New Yorkers have signed up as organ donors than Americans as a whole, prompting the state to seek help boosting enrollment and shortening its list of patients who die waiting. A study from...

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Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79% but tops forecasts
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:44:00 EST
Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79% from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion. The latest results still edged analyst...

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Tax, investment revenue boost city's finances
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:39:00 EST
Better-than-projected tax revenue and higher returns on pension fund investments could be used to plug looming billion-dollar budget gaps, the city comptroller announced Monday. The City Council...

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Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:26:00 EST
Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030—four years later than last year's...

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One growing NY export: doctors, alas
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:23:00 EST
There has long been a gap between the number of doctors who train in New York state and the number who practice here. But new research shows that more newly minted M.D.s are leaving the state to work...

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What NY should do with $4B
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:33:00 EST
New York state will soon receive more than $4 billion in settlements from large financial institutions. It is an unprecedented windfall, coming from wrongdoing by banks, and it is rightly generating...

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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:42:00 EST
President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other...

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Health care workers' walkout averted
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:47:00 EST
A union representing 70,000 nurses and caregivers in New York City has reached a tentative agreement with management. The deal averts a one-day strike at more than 100 hospitals and nursing homes...

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