Stock hijacker Mark Miller pleads guilty in over-the-counter market shell company pump-and-dump scheme

A pedestrian wearing a face mask looks at a smartphone while passing in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, on Monday, July 20, 2020. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images A Minnesota general contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to a scheme to hijack dormant shell companies and then pump-and-dump their … Read more

Unruly Passenger Arrested After NYC-Bound Flight Makes Emergency Landing: Officials

Lev Radin | LightRocket | Getty Images A potential security concern prompted an emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport and led to the arrest of one of the plane’s passengers, federal and airline officials confirmed Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the safe landing of Republic Airlines Flight 4817 at the Queens airport around 3 p.m. … Read more

New York and Texas are winning the war to attract bitcoin miners

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards A war is brewing among states to attract bitcoin miners, and new data shows that a whole lot of them are headed to New York, Kentucky, Georgia, and Texas. Within the U.S., 19.9% of bitcoin’s hashrate – that is, the collective computing power of miners – is in New York, … Read more

Yankees’ loss to Red Sox attracted most viewers for a baseball game on ESPN since 1998

The Boston Red Sox dugout erupts onto the field after taking the 6-2 Wild card win over the New York Yankees. The Boston Red Sox host the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card Playoff Game at Fenway Park in Boston on Oct. 5, 2021. Barry Chin | Boston Globe | Getty Images … Read more

1 shot near New York City’s Times Square, 3rd shooting in area this year

A person was shot in the leg Monday near New York City’s Times Square, police said. It was the third shooting this year in the area, a top destination for Big Apple tourists. The shooting happened around 12:15 p.m. near the entrance to a subway station at 40th Street and 7th Avenue, police said, about … Read more

Comcast drops MSG’s Rangers, Knicks games after saying almost no one watches them

Julius Randle #30 of the New York Knicks drives to the basket against the Atlanta Hawks during Round 1, Game 5 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 2, 2021 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. Nathaniel S. Butler | National Basketball Association | Getty Images Madison Square Garden Network traded … Read more

These people moved to their dream destinations during the pandemic — here’s what life is like 1 year later

For many, 2020 will be remembered as a year they spent at home. Others took a different path. They packed their bags and moved to places that many only dream of visiting. Here’s how they feel about their decision one year on, in their own words. From Boston to Napa Valley, California Name: Ian O’ReillyOccupation: … Read more

Months Later, Some New Yorkers Are Still Banging Pots to Thank Frontline Workers

Sept. 28, 2021 — When the coronavirus pandemic locked down the nation’s largest city in the spring of 2020, New Yorkers flocked to their windows to bang their pots and pans and yell their thanks to health care workers and first responders for saving a city ravaged by COVID-19. But as the pandemic wore … Read more

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to be released after agreement with U.S. in wire fraud case

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou arrives at British Columbia Supreme Court with her security detail for the afternoon session of her extradition hearing, August 4, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. Don MacKinnon | AFP | Getty Images The chief financial officer of Chinese tech firm Huawei will be released and allowed to return to China … Read more

Costco, Nike and FedEx are warning there’s more inflation set to hit consumers as holidays approach

A worker wearing a protective mask removes rotisserie chicken from skewers inside a Costco store in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Shipping bottlenecks that have led to rising freight costs are cooking up a holiday headache for U.S. retailers. Costco this week joined the … Read more