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No Whistleblowing for David, Only Goliath

Sue Veres Royal | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Sue Veres Royal

We know that nonprofits make enormous contributions to society. To protect the integrity of the sector, a revision to this law is needed. In the meantime, nonetheless, I hope you will step forward if you find yourself in a situation in which unethical practices are taking place.

Verizon Is 'Killing the Copper' and Is Now Denying It

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon's media department should really read their own CEO's statements before they open their mouths in the press. CEO Lowell McAdam and other senior management have said over and over that the company is "shutting off the copper" to force customers onto Verizon's inferior and expensive wireless services. Yet Verizon is denying that they have such a plan.

Verizon New York Lost $2.5 Billion in Just 2014, and that Might be the Good News

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon New York's Annual Report for 2014 has just come out and it is a page turner. Let me start with some facts and then answer two questions -- How did Verizon New York lose billions in 2014? Isn't FiOS, Verizon's fiber optic service, profitable?

Verizon-AOL Merger? Hell No!

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

While there are those who care about editorial issues and what will happen to Huff Po, Techcrunch and Engadget if Verizon takes over, as a telecom analyst, I have different concerns.

New York State Is Pushing Back On Health Care Discrimination Against Transgender People

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

New York State is kicking off a health care initiative to improve services for transgender people, state officials announced Friday. “My office i...

The Pastor Family Of Obama's Attorney General Pick

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.13.2014 | Religion

President Obama has nominated Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general taking over for Eric Holder who resigned in September. Lynch is a celeb...

It's Time for Action on Climate Change

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Eric T. Schneiderman

The bottom line is clear: Climate change is a reality, and it is having a real impact. While the need for a response is urgent in communities across the country, our leaders in Washington have failed to find a way past partisan gridlock and get something done.

Bank Of America Deal A Victory For New York Families

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

This settlement sends a strong message that banks that prey on customers and investors will be held accountable. I will continue to investigate financial institutions that bend the rules for their own benefit, and pursue equal justice for all New York families.

Fighting Back Against 'Hobby Lobby'

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 09.16.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

New York State has long been a leader in advancing women's equality, stretching back to the Seneca Falls Convention 166 years ago this weekend. Sadly, as we mark this important anniversary, hard-won victories by the women's rights movement are being threatened by a radical right wing that seeks to roll back the progress we've made.

Fighting for Justice for All New Yorkers

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

Since taking office as attorney general nearly four years ago, I have made it my priority to ensure that the law applies equally to everyone, not just the rich and powerful.

Domino's Workers Get Jobs Back After Protesting Unfair Wages

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.13.2013 | Business

Twenty five Domino's employees who were fired for calling out what they described as illegal labor conditions have been given their jobs back, New Yor...

NYC Homes For Addicts Are In Horrible Condition

ProPublica | Posted 10.17.2013 | New York

By Jake Bernstein, ProPublica Beds in closets. Vermin infestations. Drug-dealing hou...

New York Goes After Major Bank

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

ALBANY, N.Y. -- ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's attorney general says he's suing Wells Fargo to force compliance with terms of last year's national ...

We've Been Duped: The Fake Reviews that Caused You to Dine Here and Buy That

Alison Winter | Posted 11.26.2013 | Technology
Alison Winter

As the fakers become increasingly sophisticated in their deceptive tactics, regulators and review sites will need to continue to monitor reviews to help ensure their veracity.

Verizon's Assault on the Truth: The Plan to Replace the Copper Started in 2010 With Home Phone Connect aka Verizon Wireless Voice Link

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.04.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Ever hear of Verizon's Home Phone Connect? It's been on sale in New York and New Jersey or in trials since 2010 and it is essentially the exact same ...

Big Banks Probed Over Claims They Treat Low-Income Customers Unfairly

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business

Aug 1 (Reuters) - New York's attorney general is investigating six of the top U.S. banks over reports that they are unfairly using databases to disq...

Bank Of America Under Investigation For Mortgages

Reuters | Posted 02.28.2013 | Business

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp (BAC.N) said in a securities filing Thursday that the New York State Attorney General is investigating the bank over ...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Groups Face Threat In New State

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In response to the massive increase in undisclosed "dark money" in the nation's elections, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman h...

E-Day in New York

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Eric T. Schneiderman

The right to vote is one of our nation's most important civil rights. Even in these difficult times, I know that New Yorkers will overcome barriers both old and new to have their voices heard.

Barney Frank: JPMorgan Suit Shows 'No Good Deed Goes Unpunished'

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business

* JPMorgan sued over securities sold by Bear Stearns * Frank was chairman of House Financial Services Committee * Spitze...

Too Little, Too Late?

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

Thing One: A Little Late, A Little Short: I know revenge is a dish best served cold, but this is getting ridiculous. New York Attorney General Eric...

Bear Stearns Executive: Mortgage Bond A 'S**t Breather'

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business

"Piece of shit," you've been replaced by "shit breather" in the lexicon of dumb Wall Street emails. Because if there's a Wall Street scandal, you can ...

PHOTOS: First Day Of Brooke Astor Auction Fetches Millions

AP | Posted 11.25.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- An auction of the contents of philanthropist Brooke Astor's two homes brought in over $18.8 million, Sotheby's said Tuesday. Sotheby's of...

Ben Hallman

New York Attorney General Defends Latest Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing back against two Republican lawmakers who have challenged his investigation into nonprofits tha...

Ben Hallman

Too Big To Jail: Wall St. Execs Unlikely to Face Criminal Charges, Source Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

A last-ditch effort by federal and state law enforcement authorities to hold Wall Street accountable for nearly bringing down the U.S. economy is unli...