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Amazon sues New York AG to prevent legal action against it

Amazon sues New York AG to prevent legal action against it

Business
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Amazon filed a federal lawsuit Friday against New York Attorney General Letitia James to head off legal action over the company's handling of coronavirus conditions at its Staten Island warehouse last year. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of New York says the attorney general does not have the authority to demand legal remedies against Amazon, rather it is the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Advertisement The filing centers around former Amazon worker Chris Smalls, who organized a walkout of the Staten Island warehouse last March over not having protective gear connected with the virus and declining to tell employees that several fellow workers had tested positive. Amazon eventually fired Smalls for viola...
Cuomo proposal would raise top tax rate for New York City to 14.7%, highest combined rate in nation

Cuomo proposal would raise top tax rate for New York City to 14.7%, highest combined rate in nation

Finance
Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty ImagesNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed raising taxes on the wealthy to a combined level of 14.7%, which would be the highest state-and-local tax rate in the nation.The tax increase would raise $ 1.5 billion for the state, Cuomo said Tuesday in an address unveiling his 2022 budget proposal.More from Personal Finance:IRS may have paid $ 57 million in error for Trump tax breakTeachers are next in line for the Covid vaccineStates have tried seizing unemployment benefits during the pandemicThe move would be part of a three-pronged approach — raising revenue, cutting expenses and borrowing — to cover the state's historic budget shortfall due to Covid-19, Cuomo said."New York cannot manage a $ 15 billion deficit," according to Cuomo, who said th...
Northrop Grumman, Navy agree $406M settlement over New York pollution

Northrop Grumman, Navy agree $406M settlement over New York pollution

Business
Dec. 22 (UPI) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state has reached an agreement with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy on a $ 406 million plan to clean up a plume of underground contamination caused by aerospace manufacturing on Long Island. Under the deal, the defense contractor will pay a $ 104 million settlement for environmental damages, and those funds will be used for the 30-year containment project and related efforts. Advertisement Those efforts include protection for wells and water systems in the area that have been compromised by pollution from Northrop Grumman's former manufacturing facilities in Nassau County. "It was a long fight, but it will protect the drinking water for the people on Long Island," Cuomo said Monday. Northrop Grumman had long denied or down...
Fairytale of New York: BBC Radio 1 will not play original version

Fairytale of New York: BBC Radio 1 will not play original version

Entertainment
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Former New York Yankees pitcher Edward ‘Whitey’ Ford dies at 91

Former New York Yankees pitcher Edward ‘Whitey’ Ford dies at 91

Sports
Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Edward "Whitey" Ford, a pitcher who spent all 16 years of his career with the New York Yankees and led the franchise to six World Series championships, has died, the club announced Friday. He was 91. Ford died Thursday at his home in Lake Success, N.Y., on Long Island, The New York Times reported. The Chairman of the Board -- so called because of his calm demeanor -- was the second-oldest living member of the Baseball Hall of Fame at the time of his death. Advertisement The cause of Ford's death wasn't announced. "Today all of Major League Baseball mourns the loss of Whitey Ford, a New York City native who became a legend for his hometown team," Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said. "Whitey earned his status as the ace of some of the most memorable teams in...