New report alleges US aid group raised almost $500m but only managed to build six homes in country devastated by quake.
Red Cross ‘squandered millions’ in Haiti relief efforts
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 13:01:55 GMT
Identity theft has the potential to ruin lives, but it can also make you feel helpless if you’re a victim. The Federal Trade Comission (FTC) just took the wraps off of IdentityTheft.gov, a new resource designed to offer that much-needed help if your identity has been stolen.
IdentityTheft.gov Shows You How to Recover From a Stolen Identity
Fri, 15 May 2015 21:00:00 GMT
Companies make you think your loyalty pays, but that’s not always true. When it comes to your car insurance rate, your loyalty can actually work against you. If you haven’t shopped around for insurance in a while, consider doing it now to avoid being price optimized.
If You’re a Loyal Car Insurance Customer, You Might Be Paying Too Much
Kristin Wong on Two Cents, shared by Andy Orin to Lifehacker
Thu, 14 May 2015 14:30:00 GMT
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has decided to crack down on nail salons in the wake of a widely read New York Times story released last week that detailed a host of abuses against the largely undocumented community of immigrants that comprise the industry. Governor Cuomo issued an emergency order, effective immediately, assembling a multiagency task force that will inspect every single nail salon in New York to make sure it is complying with labor laws and its manicurists are not being exploited.
The new rules mandate that workers’ rights must be clearly posted in all nail salons in six different languages, and that salons institute new safety measures to protect workers from contracting skin conditions or breathing in harsh chemicals. Manicurists will be required to wear both gloves and face masks. Salons will also be required to forge a contract with a bonding agency to ensure that if they go out of business, their workers will still be paid. Any salon that fails to comply will be shut down.
“We will not stand idly by as workers are deprived of their hard-earned wages and robbed of their most basic rights,” Cuomo said.
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Cuomo Cracks Down on Nail Salons With Emergency Order
Mon, 11 May 2015 12:41:44 GMT
Baby lambs are brunching in Brooklyn, potbellied pigs are delaying flights, goat heads are popping up in Prospect Park, and now, inanimate reptilian mascots are going missing from restaurants in Lower Manhattan. Who needs zoos when we have this kind of dramatic animal life? [ more › ]
Someone Is Stealing Reptilian Mascots From Manhattan Restaurants
Sat, 04 Apr 2015 19:05:26 GMT
The biggest American coin collection in private hands will go up for bid in a series of auctions expected to reap more than $200 million.
Biggest U.S. private coin collection worth $200M to be sold
Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20:38:47 GMT