by Thomas P. DiNapoli and Bill de Blasio
March 20, 2013
ON Tuesday, the Senate Banking Committee gave Mary Jo White, President Obama’s choice to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, arousing show of support, voting 21 to 1 to send her nomination to the full Senate for a vote. Ms. White, who is likely to be confirmed as the S.E.C. chairwoman, will need that bipartisan backing as she takes on a host of challenges at the nation’s top financial regulator.
By Ilya Marritz from WNYC
March 12, 2013
Dunkin' Donuts is changing its recipes — though you may not notice much difference the next time you bite into a cruller. In response to pressure from one of New York's top elected officials, the company palm oil in making its donuts recently announced that it will set a goal of using only 100 percent
by Tim Catts from Bloomberg News
March 11, 2013
General Electric Co. (GE) agreed to examine expanding its cleanup of pollutants from a section of New York’s Hudson River after state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli sought an investor vote on a study to widen the project.GE, which discharged as much as 1.3 million pounds of likely carcinogens into the river over a three-decade span, will complete a review this year to determine whether removing more contaminated dirt will help reduce future penalties, according to correspondence with DiNapoli’s office. He withdrew the shareholder proposal after the company’s concession.