US Correspondent for The Observer & its sister paper The Guardian. Author of The Secret Keeper. His next novel, The Candidate, will be published in July, 2012.
reuters.com — Credit: Reuters Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announces that he is filing lawsuits against four service stations for violations of the New York State Price Gouging statute and has reached monetary settlements with 25 other service stations totaling $167,850 in New York, on May 2, 2013.
guardian.co.uk — It is not a comparison that many people thought would ever get much traction. But, assailed this week by multiple scandals and at the mercy of a furious press, President Obama has endured a legion of pundits wondering if he is the 21st-century Richard Nixon - and whether his second term is already a lame-duck disaster.
guardian.co.uk — New York's attorney general on Thursday said he is investigating the fast food industry in the state after allegations of massive wage theft by employers affecting some of the lowest paid workers in America. The revelation also comes after a series of strikes and walk-outs by fast food workers in New York City as well as Detroit, Chicago, St Louis and Milwaukee in recent weeks.
bbc.co.uk — The BBC has been shown evidence apparently corroborating reports of a chemical attack in Syria last month. A BBC correspondent who visited the northern town of Saraqeb was told by eyewitnesses that government helicopters had dropped at least two devices containing poisonous gas. The government has vehemently denied claims it has used chemical agents.
bloomberg.com — A Google Inc. (GOOG) executive told British lawmakers that the California-based company didn't mislead Parliament over its tax obligations in the U.K. Matt Brittin, vice president for sales and operations in northern and central Europe for the world's most popular Internet search engine, said he stood by November testimony that the company pays taxes where it creates "economic value."
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