San Francisco U.S.’ Billionaire Capital

San Francisco has the most billionaires, per capita, than any city in the U.S. according to a new study conducted by data firm Wealth-X. There is roughly one billionaire for every 11,600 people in the major city closest to tech-hub silicon valley. Globally, the population of billionaires decreased by 5% to about 2,600 individuals. Total […]

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NYC to Become First U.S. City to Pass Congestion Pricing

New York City has become the first U.S. city to pass what is known as congestion pricing – tolls on vehicles entering the city during peak traffic hours. The fees are part of a state budget agreed to by the state legislature and New York State’s Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo last week. Congestion pricing has […]

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Kushner Cos Subpoenaed Over Dozens of False Documents

The real estate firm run by the family of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner has been subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information relating to falsified records filed dozens of times over New York City buildings the company owns. The company confirmed that the subpoena was issued last month after a report by Associated Press alleged that […]

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Kushner Cos, While Jared Kushner Was CEO, Falsified Dozens of Documents in Order to Skirt Tenant Protections

Records obtained from the City of New York show that Kushner Companies, the real estate company owned by the family of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner falsely filed dozens of documents that allowed it to nuisance tenants in buildings owned by the company with loud construction conducted at all hours, dusty conditions and leaking water. Tenants […]

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NYC Mayor De Blasio Sues Big Pharma Cos. for Helping to Create Opioid Crisis

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced lawsuits against eight pharmaceutical companies yesterday, accusing them of aiding and abetting an opioid crisis that has claimed 1,000 lives in New York City in 2016 alone.  “Big Pharma helped to fuel this epidemic by deceptively peddling these dangerous drugs and hooking millions of Americans in exchange […]

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New York City’s Mayor Sues Oil Companies Over Climate Change, Looks to Divest $5B From Fossil Fuels

New York City has announced that it will divest $5 billion from fossil fuels and bring lawsuits against the world’s largest oil companies for their contribution to global warming.  “New York City is standing up for future generations by becoming the first major US city to divest our pension funds from fossil fuels,” New York’s […]

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