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Dead body found at home of New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

Dead body found at home of New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins

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A dead body was found at the New Jersey home of New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported. New Jersey authorities did not release the name of the male victim, while TMZ reported that Jenkins was out of state when the body was discovered. "The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit and the Fair Lawn Police Department are investigating a death at 14 Van Saun Place in Fair Lawn, New Jersey," the statement read. "The investigation is ongoing, and additional information will be provided when it is available and appropriate for release." Fair Lawn Police Sgt. Brian Metzler said it was unknown if Jenkins was at the residence, but Giants officials believe the cornerback has been living at his home in Florida since the end of the team's...
New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

New York Giants waive RB Paul Perkins

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The New York Giants waived running back Paul Perkins, the team announced Thursday. The move was expected after Perkins underwent surgery for a non-football injury and New York's subsequent decision to draft Penn State running back Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick in last month's NFL Draft. Perkins suffered a pectoral injury prior to the start of the team's offseason program. The Giants did not offer a timeline for a return to football activities following the surgery. A fifth-round draft pick out of UCLA in 2016, Perkins had 112 carries for 456 yards and 15 catches for 162 yards during his rookie season in the same year. Expected to compete for a starting job in 2017, Perkins mustered just 90 rushing yards and eight receptions in 11 games in 2017. He was inactive in four ga...
New York is investigating cryptocurrency exchanges. What you need to know

New York is investigating cryptocurrency exchanges. What you need to know

Finance
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday that he is investigating at least 13 cryptocurrency exchanges, including the popular platform Coinbase. "Too often, consumers don't have the basic facts they need to assess the fairness, integrity, and security of these trading platforms," Schneiderman said in a statement. Schneiderman said he hopes to make exchanges more accountable and transparent to their clients. Each company will be asked in a letter to supply information on its "operations, internal controls, and safeguards to protect customer assets." The news serves as a reminder that investing in cryptocurrencies is risky not only because they're new and their value is volatile — even the places where you buy them can be suspect. There are at least 190 exchanges in o
New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

New York Giants view RB Saquon Barkley as near-perfect prospect

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The New York Giants reportedly view Penn State running back Saquon Barkley as a near-perfect prospect. The New York Post's Paul Schwartz reported, citing an NFL scout, that Barkley is a better player than Ezekiel Elliott, who was selected fourth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2016 NFL Draft. Per Schwartz, Barkley is a "far superior pass catcher" who has "absolutely no character issues or concerns." The Giants own the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. "I thought all along this is the guy Dave [Gettleman, Giants general manager] wants," said a national NFL scout who knows Gettleman, per the newspaper. "And he might get him, if Cleveland is dumb enough not to take him at No. 1." USC quarterback Sam Darno...
New York gives the green light to retirement plan for workers without one

New York gives the green light to retirement plan for workers without one

Finance
New York has become the latest state to give the nod to a retirement savings program for workers who lack access to one where they work.Endorsed by the state legislature on Saturday via approval of its fiscal 2019 budget, the program would be similar to others cropping up around the country that provide private sector workers with a tax-advantaged retirement account if their employer does not offer one.The budget authorizes the creation of the New York Secure Choice Savings Program. While details are slim — a state board would be charged with working out the specifics — participation would be voluntary for both businesses and workers. Employees who choose to enroll would be able to direct part of their paycheck to a Roth IRA.While contributions to Roth IRAs are not tax-deductible, the asse