Tag Archives: New York

Accosted for her hijab, woman now teaches Muslim empowerment

When she was 16, Rana Abdelhamid was accosted on the streets of New York by a man who tried to pull off the head scarf she wears as a symbol…

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Oil down 3 percent on surprise U.S. crude build; Brent near 2004 low

By Barani Krishnan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Crude prices fell 3 percent on Wednesday, with Brent sliding toward 11-year lows, after an unusual build in U.S. stockpiles & signs Saudi…

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Severe storms kill six in Southern U.S., snarl holiday traffic

(Reuters) – Severe storms unleashing tornadoes, heavy rain & hail across the southern & central United States left at least six people dead & dozens injured while snarling traffic as…

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Home for the Holidays? Hold the sugar, please

By Luc Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bagged or boxed, brown or powdered, Americans are buying markedly less sugar this year, a trend nowhere more noticeable than during the holidays…

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Trader pleads guilty in U.S. insider trading hacking case

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Georgia-based real estate developer pleaded guilty on Monday to participating in what U.S. authorities say was a $100 million insider trading scheme…

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N.Y. governor plans pardons for thousands of nonviolent youth offenders

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday he would seek to pardon thousands of people convicted of nonviolent crimes as teenagers in an attempt to…

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New York drug bust nets 136 pounds of cocaine worth estimated $3 million

By Karen Brooks (Reuters) – Two men were arrested & nearly $3 million worth of cocaine was seized in New York City in what is being described as the biggest…

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The NoPhone: A plastic slab for that special someone

This article, The NoPhone: A plastic slab for that special someone, originally appeared on CNET.com. Pros: Inexpensive, doesn't need a battery. Cons: It's a rectangular slab of plastic that does…

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The NoPhone: A plastic slab for that special someone

This article, The NoPhone: A plastic slab for that special someone, originally appeared on CNET.com. Pros: Inexpensive, doesn't need a battery. Cons: It's a rectangular slab of plastic that does…

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New York charity says will give pharma bad boy Shkreli his money back

By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amid public outrage & ridicule over drastically hiking the price of a life-saving drug earlier this year, pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli tweeted that…

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