Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration announced on Wednesday that it would ban hydraulic fracturing in New York State because of concerns over health risks, ending years of debate over a method of extracting natural gas.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but did little to change views the Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates in mid-2015.
FedEx's second-quarter earnings soared 23 percent, but it missed Wall Street forecasts because of a lower-than-expected benefit from falling fuel prices.
Ride-hailing company Uber has pledged to improves its oft-critised process for screening drivers, and said it is researching the use of biometric verification in background checking its drivers.
Among the capacity crowd at Wednesday's casino announcement were dozens of members from the group SAVE East Greenbush, which has protested the project there since it was first proposed in April.