ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker is demanding a federal investigation into New York state's care for the disabled following a recent Associated Press story that revealed the case of a man infested with maggots in a state-run group home.Democratic Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, of Utica, told the AP on Saturday that he is asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate the group home and other state-regulated facilities for the disabled where there have been allegations of abuse and neglect.A copy of the report was obtained by The Associated Press, which found that New York state is not alone in making it difficult for members of the public to access records about allegations of abuse and neglect in state-regulated facilities for the disabled.
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- Lawmaker seeks probe after AP reveals maggots in NY facility
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Saturday Aug 12, 2017
- Business News Roundup, July 26
By Chronicle News Services - Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
Takata, the Japanese auto parts maker hurt by air bag recalls, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and said it would sell its surviving operations to a Chinese-owned American rival, Key Safety Systems.The deal seals the fate of the company at the center of the farthest-reaching auto safety crisis in history.Carmakers have recalled nearly 70 million of the company’s air bags in the United States, in 42 million vehicles, as well as millions overseas.Takata said it will sell its factories and other assets to Key Safety Systems, which makes air bags and other auto safety equipment.A new corporate entity will take over Takata’s production operations, which encompass seat belts and other equipment as well as air bags.Takata owes billions of dollars to banks and automakers, which have been paying to replace tens of millions of potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.Ratings service Nielsen announced Tuesday that it will begin to tabulate how many people get their live TV from Hulu and YouTube, an effort to provide a more accurate picture of how many people now watch broadcast networks by streaming them, rather than watching them on traditional TV.Hulu and YouTube have not revealed how many people have subscribed to their live TV services, introduced in the spring as a counter to cable TV.Media companies base the amount they charge advertisers on the number of people who are watching at a particular time, and want to insure that online viewers are also counted as more people shift to using online streaming services.Home prices reached a high in May for the sixth straight month, raising concern about another housing bubble roughly a decade after a previous one burst.Some analysts downplay the notion of a new bubble, and the unrelenting price increases may already be cooling sales.Other aspects of the last decade’s housing boom and bust, such as rapid sales increases and more home building, aren’t happening now.The Conference Board, a New York business research group, says its consumer confidence index in July rose to 121.1, up from a revised reading of 117.3 in June.Views on current conditions hit the highest level since July 2001, while expectations for the future rebounded after a slight dip in June.Michael Pearce, a U.S. economist for Capital Economics, said the strong confidence readings are a sign that recent weakness in retail sales will prove to be temporary.Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of U.S. economic growth.President Trump said Tuesday that he’s considering either renominating Janet Yellen for a second term as Fed chief or replacing her with someone else, possibly Gary Cohn, who leads his National Economic Council.The home delivery meal-kit company said that co-founder Matthew Wadiak would step down as chief operating officer to become a senior adviser.Tim Smith, vice president of supply chain, has been named senior vice president and general manager of consumer products, a newly created role overseeing efforts to personalize and expand offerings for customers.Blue Apron said Pablo Cussatti, a senior vice president of operations, would also now report to Salzberg.Since its initial public offering in late June, Blue Apron has struggled to gain momentum.
- Lawsuit Claims Uber Is “99.9% Inaccessible” To People With Mobility Disabilities
By Mary Beth Quirk - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
How hard is it for someone to get a wheelchair-accessible Uber in New York City? According to a new lawsuit, it’s pretty much impossible.Nonprofit legal center Disability Rights Advocates filed a class action lawsuit [PDF] on behalf of a coalition of disability groups and disabled individuals in New York City, claiming that the ride-hailing service is 99.9% …
- Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates money
By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer - Thursday Jul 20, 2017
Rapper Common surprises students at NY school, donates moneyNEW YORK (AP) — Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits.The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit AdoptAClassroom.org and Burlington Stores to give Renaissance School of the Arts in Harlem the funds on Thursday.Jadon-Li M. Antoine, an aspiring musician, actor and dancer, said Common's visit motivates him to keep aiming for his dreams.Burlington has been raising money from its 599 stores to help other schools, asking customers to donate $1 or more.
- Expanding Teladoc Adds Network, Tech With $440M Best Doctors Deal
By David Holley - Tuesday Jun 20, 2017
Dallas—In Teladoc’s acquisition of Boston-based Best Doctors—a $440 million cash-and-stock deal that the companies announced Monday—Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC) is gaining a business that lets it offer more specialization in its telemedicine services. Best Doctors connects individuals who have tough decisions to make about treatments—or who want a second opinion about a diagnosis—with top-rated doctors worldwide. […]
- North Korea Accuses U.S. of ‘Mugging’ Its Diplomats in New York
By CHOE SANG-HUN - Sunday Jun 18, 2017
Officials returning from a United Nations conference were about to board a plane when federal agents seized a package they were carrying.