Calls grow for Cuomo harassment inquiry. But by whom?
Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one. Andrew Cuomo subjected her to an unwanted kiss during years of sexual harassment have spurred calls for an investigation — and questions about who might meaningfully conduct one. The agency has tackled sexual harassment claims in the past, finding that former Democratic Assembly Member Vito Lopez made unwanted sexual advances on female staffers. Mario Cuomo — the current governor's father — said a JCOPE investigation into Boylan's allegations “would just be total farce, in terms of credibility." AdThe attorney general's Civil Rights Bureau sometimes looks into sexual harassment complaints itself if it sees evidence of "a pattern, practice or policy of sexual harassment affecting a significant number of people.” Boylan accused Cuomo of “pervasive harassment” of female staffers.
Trump's SEC 'determined to leave public in the dark' on climate change, Sierra Club alleges in lawsuit
Climate resolutions introduced by shareholders for annual meetings of companies have risen in recent years, but the SEC's rejection of these proposals using what is called no-action letter relief have also increased under Trump administration. The lawsuit states that was the first time the SEC issued a no-action letter on the issue of greenhouse gas emission targets. What made the EOG no-action letter notable was that it marked a clear shift in the SEC staff's interpretation of greenhouse gas goals proposals. Sierra Club Senior attorney Joshua Smith said in a statement, "Trump's SEC is determined to leave the public in the dark and has ignored repeated inquiries about the status of this information." The Sierra Club alleges that the SEC, "has demonstrated a pattern and practice of failing to comply with FOIA requests by improperly using 'complex track' determinations to shield itself from complying with lawful requests, and thereby to undermine the purpose of the Act."cnbc.com
Ticket resellers settle New York charges over inflated concert ticket prices
REUTERS/Mike SegarTicket Galaxy, TicketNetwork Inc and their owner Donald Vaccaro did not admit liability in Wednesdays settlement. Ticket Galaxy, which resells tickets, and TicketNetwork, which runs an online ticket resale marketplace, said they were pleased to settle, and that the accord provided certainty regarding their practices. The case concerned speculative tickets, or offers by ticket resellers to sell tickets that they did not yet have in their inventory. She said that from January 2012 to April 2018, New York consumers unknowingly placed more than 96,000 orders through speculative ticket programs, roughly one-third of which went through Ticket Galaxy. Wednesdays settlement also required Ticket Galaxy and TicketNetwork to improve disclosures to consumers.feeds.reuters.com
Beware of ultrasonic repellents to protect against Zika
MIAMI – There is no reliable evidence to show that commercially available ultrasonic mosquito repellents are efficient, health authorities say. Products like the STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller, the Ultrasonic Mosquito & Bug Repellent Keychain and the Anti Mosquito Sonic Repeller app use a technology that relies on the mosquito's reaction to sound. New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman issued a warning to the manufacturer of the STAR Ultrasonic Pest Repeller and several others. The designers of ultrasonic mosquito repellents believe the feathery antennae attached to the mosquito's head will pick up on the sound and scare them away. To protect from mosquito bites, the CDC recommends the use of insect repellents that contain DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535.
Insider trading probe launched on DraftKings, FanDuel
DraftKings and FanDuel are scrambling to reassure customers and prosecutors in the wake of a scandal compared to insider trading. On Wednesday, the companies banned employees from playing in daily contests for money. They're also bringing in high-powered legal help after New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman demanded answers. Schneiderman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the investigation into the biggest names in U.S. daily fantasy sports.cbsnews.com
N.Y. attorney general on high-frequency trading: "Some of it may be illegal"
N.Y. attorney general on high-frequency trading: "Some of it may be illegal" New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating high-frequency trading. He discusses with the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts who is using speed to get ahead, as well as what reforms and changes may be needed to level the playing field.cbsnews.com