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  1. December 27, 2010

    To pardon Billy the Kid would be to deny history

    People remember history with more passion than precision. The story of Billy the Kid, as the outlaw William Bonney is...

  2. December 13, 2009

    RGGI: Mandatory scheme makes modest gains in northeast

    For much of this year, the US Congress has grappled with the thorny issue of a national cap-and-trade regime for greenhouse...

  1. November 4, 2009

    How the odds turned against betting groups

    In about two months, David Carruthers will be sentenced for his role in the Betonsports racketeering conspiracy. It will be...

  2. February 5, 2008

    Clinton and Obama play down chances

    Both Democratic presidential candidates yesterday downplayed expectations ahead of today's critical mega-primary spanning...

  3. February 5, 2008

    Clinton and Obama play down chances

    Both Democratic presidential candidates yesterday played down expectations ahead of today's critical mega-primary spanning...

  4. February 4, 2008

    Democrats play down hopes

    Both Democratic presidential candidates on Monday downplayed expectations ahead of Tuesday’s critical mega-primary vote...

  5. November 15, 2006

    Observer: Run, Rudy?

    New Yorkers are a fickle lot. Rudy Giuliani, dubbed a "secular saint" after the 9/11 attacks, comes up short on this list of...

  6. November 9, 2006

    Allianz pressed to pay World Trade Center claim

    Allianz, Europe's biggest insurer, is today to meet Larry Silverstein, the property investor who leased the World Trade...

  7. October 18, 2006

    Arnie theeco-warrior targets the green vote

    When Arnold Schwarze-negger went in front of the cameras in New York this week, the California governor spoke passionately...

  8. October 18, 2006

    Schwarzenegger targets the green vote

    When Arnold Schwarzenegger went in front of the cameras in New York this week, the California governor spoke passionately...

  9. October 16, 2006

    Schwarzenegger in climate move for east coast

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, on Monday gave a powerful boost to US efforts on climate change when he...

  10. October 2, 2006

    Legislation gives US a stronger hand

    Last Friday was shaping up to be a good day for the online gambling industry when Peter Dicks, former chairman of...

  11. September 30, 2006

    Ex-gaming chairman escapes extradition

    Peter Dicks, the ex-chairman of Sportingbet arrested in the US for breaking internet gambling laws, was told he was free to...

  12. September 30, 2006

    Louisiana warns net gambling companies

    Louisiana police warned all online gambling companies to stop accepting bets in the state or risk having their executives...

  13. September 30, 2006

    Louisiana refuses to fold as gambling bill seems to have hit the buffers

    Peter Dicks, the former Sportingbet chairman arrested in the US three weeks ago, returns to his London home this weekend -...

  14. September 29, 2006

    Sportingbet extradition hearing is postponed

    The fate of Peter Dicks, former chairman of Sportingbet, the UK online gambling company, hung in the balance last night as...

  15. September 29, 2006

    Ex-Sportingbet chairman’s hearing postponed

    A hearing on the state of Louisiana’s request to extradite Peter Dicks, former chairman of Sportingbet, the UK online...

  16. September 28, 2006

    Sportingbet’s Dicks free to return to UK

    New York State has dismissed Louisiana’s request for the extradition of Peter Dicks, former chairman of Sportingbet, the...

  17. September 27, 2006

    US arrest threat to gambling executives

    Louisiana police have warned all online gambling companies to stop accepting bets in the state or risk having their...

  18. September 26, 2006

    US arrest threat to gambling executives

    Louisiana police have warned all online gambling companies to stop accepting bets in the state or risk having their...

  19. September 15, 2006

    Ground Zero plans are a ‘missed opportunity’

    Rafael Vinoly, the architect whose radical and popular designs for Ground Zero were vetoed by New York State Governor George...

  20. September 15, 2006

    Arrests hit online gaming stocks

    Online gaming stocks took a fresh tumble on Friday after the joint chief executives of Bwin, the Austrian gaming company,...

  21. September 15, 2006

    Sportingbet's Dicks quits as chairman

    Peter Dicks resigned as chairman of Sportingbet, the UK online gambling company, yesterday as a New York judge postponed a...

  22. September 15, 2006

    Sportingbet chairman resigns as US court lets him go home

    Shares in online gambling companies soared yesterday after Peter Dicks resigned as chairman of Sportingbet and Louisiana's...

  23. September 14, 2006

    Dicks leaves Sportingbet as extradition ruling delayed

    Peter Dicks resigned as chairman of Sportingbet, the UK online gambling company, on Thursday, after a New York judge...

  24. June 23, 2006

    AMD plans $3.2bn chip plant for NY

    Advanced Micro Devices is to invest $3.2bn in a new chip plant in the state of New York to stay competitive with its rival...

  25. June 10, 2006

    Freedom Tower - or French tower?

    There have been many radically different design proposals for the Freedom Tower, the awkwardly named skyscraper that (we...

  26. June 9, 2006

    Freedom Tower - or French tower?

    There have been many radically different design proposals for the Freedom Tower, the awkwardly named skyscraper that (we are...

  27. March 17, 2006

    BATTLES ROUND THE DRAWING BOARD

    Summer 2001Larry Silverstein assumes a 99-year lease of the World Trade Center site from the Port Authority of New York and...

  28. March 17, 2006

    Acrimony casts doubt on New York Freedom Tower

    The four years of bitter disputes over design and financial control of New York's Freedom Tower, meant to rise 1,776ft from...

  29. March 16, 2006

    Doubt cast on New York’s Freedom Tower plans

    The four years of bitter disputes over design and financial control of New York’s Freedom Tower, meant to rise 1,776ft from...

  30. October 25, 2005

    A new role?

    Michael Bloomberg, New York's mayor, has seemed content to sit on the sidelines during the acrimonious process of...

  31. October 25, 2005

    Observer: A new role?

    Michael Bloomberg, New York's mayor, has seemed content to sit on the sidelines during the acrimonious process of rebuilding...

  32. October 24, 2005

    A healthy debate with the Professor

    Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president, and Jiri Paroubek, the prime minister, are once again sparring over the extent of the...

  33. August 24, 2005

    Nine states review proposal to enforce emissions cuts

    Nine northeastern US states, including New York and New Jersey, are reviewing a preliminary proposal that would force power...

  34. August 4, 2005

    Observer: Spitzer's weak spot

    Is there anyone in New York who can keep Eliot Spitzer out of the state's governor's mansion? This has been the big question...

  35. July 28, 2005

    Observer: Pataki's next run

    George Pataki's apparent decision not to seek another term as New York governor makes it look more likely that the moderate...

  36. July 7, 2005

    US raises threat level for mass transit

    The US on Thursday declared a high threat level targeted at the country's mass transit systems, saying it would increase...

  37. July 4, 2005

    New York must give up its defensive thinking

    One of the low moments in the history of New York came last week. That was when David Childs of the Skidmore, Owings and...

  38. June 10, 2005

    Europe told to do more to combat anti-Semitism

    European nations are not doing enough to combat anti-Semitism and other hate crimes. The warning came at the end of a...

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