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New York Begins Effort to Help Startups Navigate Regulations

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, running for re-election, speaks during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort, in Bolton Landing, N.Y., on Sept. 19, 2014. Schneiderman faces Republican challenger John Cahill in the November election. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, running for re-election, speaks during the annual meeting of the Business Council of New York State at the Sagamore Resort, in Bolton Landing, N.Y., on Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

NEW YORK—Technology startups and New York authorities will get each other’s input on dealing with regulations under an initiative the state attorney general and New...

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