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The need for speed is costing billions

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:30
Schneiderman: This week, Michael Lewis, the author of the new book “Flash Boys,” told “60 Minutes” that “the stock market is rigged” by exchanges and high-frequency traders that use superfast computers, lightning-quick data networks and complex algorithms to execute enormous volumes of stock trades in milliseconds.
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Keep him out

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:10
A dozen years ago, the loved ones of men and women murdered on 9/11 set out to seek whatever measure of justice could be achieved in U.S. courts. Their chances of success seemed exceedingly remote.
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GM’s big debt

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:05
In the wake of 13 deaths linked to defective ignition switches, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has shown aggressive contrition in testifying in front of Congress.
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A revealing tale of two leaders

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:00
Louis: Mayor de Blasio’s victory in winning a commitment of more than $1.5 billion in state funds for universal prekindergarten over the next five years illustrates a political truth often lost in New York’s day-to-day feuds and fights: It pays to think big and hug the high road.
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Fruit of the loons

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:00
Next time the No Pants Subway Ride rolls around, all New Yorkers ought to drop trou and, Spartacus-style, declare: “I am Christopher Chase.”
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April 3: Bratton's blather, gun nuts' rights and double standards

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:00
Brooklyn: About the attack by Commissioner Bill Bratton on Ray Kelly: First of all, without Jack Maple, Bratton wouldn’t have amounted to much at all.
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Amid Vision Zero push, NYC traffic fatalities down 26% in 2014

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 03:00
IT’S NOT EXACTLY Vision Zero realized, but it’s a start. The number of people killed in traffic accidents has dropped sharply during the early days of Mayor de Blasio’s administration compared with the same period last year, new data reveal.
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MTA worker spanked for joining No Pants Subway Ride

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:30
A subway motorman was spanked by the MTA for participating — on his day off — in the No Pants Subway Ride in January. Then, Christopher Chase really got his bosses’ skivvies in a bunch by posting a photo of himself on Facebook wearing a hoodie, socks, colorful briefs and a big smile.
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Groups want Brooklyn affordable housing from de Blasio

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:30
Progressive groups are calling on Mayor de Blasio to close a “luxurious loophole” and create more affordable housing units in rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhoods.
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Queens auto shops move to South Bronx may threaten nabe's comeback

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
THE revitalization of one long-neglected Queens neighborhood could wind up threatening the efforts of a Bronx community that’s also trying to escape its exhaust-choked past.
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'GMA' wants a longer duel at dawn with 'Today'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
As the morning television wars get even hotter, “Good Morning America” is gearing up to take on the third hour of “Today,” Confidenti@l has exclusively learned.
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‘Treasures of New York: The Flatiron Building,’ TV review

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
In a city full of cool architecture, the Flatiron Building has always stood out, and this documentary explains the nuts, bolts and rivets behind it.
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Meet uptown's new NYPD brass

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
Fresh faces are headed for three uptown police precincts — a day after northern Manhattanites publicly bemoaned the loss of more than half of their commanders in a vast NYPD shakeup.
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'Turn': Television review

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
IT WAS one of the great upsets of all time, the raggedy American colonists beating the mightiest military force on the planet to win their independence back in the late 18th century.
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Miley Cyrus faces ruff days without doggie Cyrus

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
Miley Cyrus has an achy-breaky heart now that her poor pooch Floyd has passed away.
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'Captain America' costume gets modern day upgrade

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
In “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the most patriotic of all superheroes wakes up from a frozen slumber to find that his vintage World War II uniform now hangs in the Smithsonian for historic safekeeping, and he’s forced to don a tricked-out new costume made of rubber.
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Captain America's shield had many stand-ins

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
In comic book lore, Captain America’s famed shield is forged from indestructible Vibranium, able to withstand a direct strike from the Hulk.
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Pedro Pascal savors his new role: Oberyn Martell on 'Game of Thrones'

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 02:00
New "Game of Thrones" cast member Pedro Pascal knows his character could die at any time. Until then, he's going to enjoy every moment.
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Rocket must share juicy docs in McNamee lawsuit

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:58
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Roger Clemens to share with his chief steroid accuser hundreds of juicy documents related to the damage-control campaign the Rocket launched in the aftermath of 2007’s Mitchell Report on doping in baseball.
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Kidd loses it on refs as Nets get blown out by Knicks

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 01:48
Jason Kidd put on his mean mug after the second-quarter buzzer, grilling the referee while shouting on his way to the locker room. Kidd's frustrations boiled over during Wednesday's 110-81 ugly defeat at the Garden.
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