Monday, July 16, 2012



* Several of the city's hospitals are partially or completely uninsured for malpractice because cannot afford the policies, forcing the institutions to draw cash for settlements from other reserves, the New York Times discovers:

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo will overhaul the New York Racing Association and appoint new board members to the group after the historic Saratoga Race Track concludes this coming weekend, the Post's Fred Dicker learns:

* Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating whether the state experienced losses from interest-rate manipulation by financial institutions involved in a transatlantic banking scandal that threatens the global economy, Crain's New York writes:

* Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson hauled in $500,000 over the past six months, bringing his fundraising total to $1.5 million, the Wall Street Journal reports:

* Gov Cuomo refuses to use email to communicate with staff and instead requires them to send him text messages that will not leave an electronic paper trail, the Daily News writes:

* Aides to politicians, including Public Advocate Bill De Blasio and Speaker Christine Quinn, are rewriting their Wikipedia pages in advance of a hard-fought mayoral campaign, the Post's David Seifman learns:

* The city's Economic Development Corporation will restructure in order to lobby legally after the state attorney general's office found the agency worked inappropriately with local development groups, Crain's New York reports:

* Former Rep. Anthony Weiner's wife wants the disgraced politician to give a tell-all interview, amid rumors he is strongly considering another run at citywide office, the Post writes:

* The city has proposed six new charter schools run by former councilwoman Eva Moskowitz open by 2013, bringing the number of Success Academies operating in the city to 18, the Journal writes:

* A Queens Assembly candidate who publishes a Korean-language newspaper is profiting from ads for a prostitution ring on the paper's back pages, the Post discovers:

* Tens of thousands of people cheat New York State out of an estimated $150 million each year through unemployment insurance fraud, 97 percent of whom are not criminally charged, the Buffalo News discovers:

* Union groups for Latino immigrant workers are battling immigrant Korean grocery store workers for wage increases in Brooklyn and Queens, the Times writes:

* The MTA will permanently extend the G-train in Brooklyn and Queens, and allocate tens of millions of dollars to restore service on buses, trains, and subways throughout the region's transit system, the Daily News reports:

* Mormons from around the world gather in Palmyra for the church's annual pageant at a holy site for its liturgy, an event taking on greater significance this year as Mitt Romney prepares his presidential run, the Times writes:


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