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Judge puts $30B Visa, Mastercard settlement on hold

NEW YORK — A federal judge said she’s not likely to approve the $30 billion settlement between the payment processing giants Visa and Mastercard and the merchants who say they’ve overpaid on swipe fees. Visa and Mastercard reached a settlement with a group of small businesses and ...

Judge alters Trump’s gag order

NEW YORK — A Manhattan judge on Tuesday modified Donald Trump’s gag order, freeing the former president to comment publicly about witnesses and jurors in the hush money criminal trial that led to his felony conviction, but keeping others connected to the case off limits until he is ...

Missed deadlines pile up as landmark state climate law turns five

Five years after New York lawmakers passed a landmark bill to slash greenhouse gas emissions, the state has missed several of the law’s major deadlines — and it’s about to miss another. When it passed on this day in 2019, the law was heralded as one of the most ambitious climate plans in ...

Utilities hit with fines for customer service ratings

Two North Country power companies were fined by the state Public Services Commission for failing to meet customer service standards last year. In a release on Thursday, the state PSC announced it had levied $23.5 million in fines on five utilities across New York this year because they did not ...