from Breakingviews:

Exxon investors may rue climate-risk indifference

By Breakingviews Columnists
November 6, 2015

By Kevin Allison and Ben Kellerman

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

from Alison Frankel:

Thanks to judge with a sense of humor, ‘Muslims Are Coming!’ ads to run in NYC subways

By Alison Frankel
October 8, 2015

(Reuters) - It would be a sad state of affairs, according to U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon of Manhattan, if every mention of Islam in this country were deemed a political act - even silly advertisements promoting both tolerance and a movie about Islamic comedians called "The Muslims Are Coming!" Happily for Judge McMahon (and really, for anyone who can take a joke), she has the authority to inject some sense into public discourse. On Wednesday, she ruled New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority must permit the movie's production company, Very Qualified Productions, to run its advertisements at 144 subway stations throughout the city.

from MacroScope:

Inventory pile underscores risk Philly Fed could go the Empire State way

August 20, 2015

Obama visits General Electric in Schenectady New York

"Nothing to see here, folks" was the reaction most analysts had to a completely shocking report earlier this week that showed manufacturing business conditions in New York State deteriorated at their fastest pace since the start of the financial crisis.

from Breakingviews:

NY judge gives 1970s sitcom a Silicon Valley spin

April 2, 2015

Actress Suzanne Somers poses for photographs after her star was unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fa..

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

China’s capital flight lands on New York doorsteps

March 19, 2015

Lower Manhattan is seen just after sunrise from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Lower Manhattan is seen just after sunrise from the observation deck of the Empire State Building in New York April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

from The Great Debate:

Mario Cuomo: Hero or ‘Hamlet on the Hudson,’ depending on who you ask

By Jason Fields
January 2, 2015

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Mario Cuomo, who died yesterday, was a liberal lion or a dithering do-gooder, depending on which New York publication you ask.

from Breakingviews:

EU helps New York beat London in hot art market

November 14, 2014

By Carol Ryan

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

How the Ebola quarantine became a ‘states’ rights’ issue

By Howard Markel
October 30, 2014

Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie speaks during a news conference about New York's first case of Ebola, in New York

What if someone with a deadly and mysterious infectious disease arrived at one of the largest urban centers in the United States? Certainly, we would expect the White House to consult the finest scientific minds in the federal government, academia and medicine to develop the best, most evidence-based approach to the contagious crisis.

from The Great Debate:

Life in New York in the time of Ebola

By Jason Fields
October 24, 2014

Commuters depart an L train during the morning commute a day after an announcement that the subway system had been used by a doctor now testing positive for Ebola in New York

New York is a disgusting place. There are strange, unpleasant smells that greet you every morning as you leave your apartment and walk to the subway on your way to work. Often, you can’t even identify the lingering foulness.

from Alison Frankel:

Why the Arab Bank terror-finance trial matters

By Alison Frankel
September 19, 2014

Last week, on the evening of Sept. 11, a lawyer named Mark Werbner stood outside his hotel in Brooklyn and looked across the East River at the blue lights commemorating the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. Werbner, who is from Dallas, was in New York because he represents American victims of Hamas bombings and shootings during the second Palestinian Intifada. Since early August, he and his co-counsel have been trying the victims' claims against Jordan's Arab Bank, which they accuse of financing the Hamas terror operations. As he looked at the blue lights, Werbner told jurors Thursday during closing arguments in the Arab Bank trial, he stepped back and asked himself whether the 10 years of work he'd put into the case had accomplished anything.