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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo did it.
He uttered those two words that we so often hear from our political leaders when they are afraid of getting ahead of themselves: “Cautiously optimistic.”
The governor was referring to the likelihood that the federal government will come through with a low-interest loan for the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The bridge builders like their odds...Read more »
So exactly what are we to think of the $8.5 billion settlement of the mortgage mess between the United States government and 10 big banks announced this week? That is, if we can bring ourselves to think about it at all.
The whole story has gone so far beyond the comprehension of normal people that it’s impossible to know whether that’s a lot of money or a little, a fair settlement or an unfair...Read more »