NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo introduced emergency measures to protect nail salon workers on Monday, after a New York Times investigative report uncovered slave-like working conditions and pay for workers, most of whom are immigrants.
The governor said he had set up a multi-agency task force to recover unpaid wages and enforce health and safety regulations, saying the state “has a long history of confronting wage theft and unfair labor practices head on.”
NEW YORK, May 11 (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
introduced emergency measures to protect nail salon workers on
Monday, after a New York Times investigative report uncovered
slave-like working conditions and pay for workers, most of whom
The governor said he had set up a multi-agency task force to
recover unpaid wages and enforce health and safety regulations,
saying the state “has a long history of confronting wage theft
and unfair labor practices head on.”
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A wine battle may be uncorked as imports of rosés from France, Italy, Spain, Germany, South Africa vie for shelf space and a share of the U.S. market, which is good news for consumers.
Last year, exports of the dry, pink wines from France to the United States increased 29 percent by volume and 38 percent by value, according to French officials. Sales of rosés from other countries and within the United States have also gained in popularity.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Along with chocolate and roses, Champagne is a staple for many couples on Valentine’s Day but wine experts say sweet reds and Italian sparklers are also good choices to spark romance.
Like the late French fashion designer Coco Chanel, who famously said she only drank Champagne on two occasions – when she was in love and when she was not – wine writer Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan said Champagne is always a top selection for Cupid’s big day.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Revelers are preparing to ring in the New Year with parties and celebrations, and those whose heads are still ringing will spend their first waking hours of 2015 searching for hangover relief.
Although there are drinks, tablets and home-made remedies, a cure for the throbbing headache, nausea, fatigue and thirst that can follow a night of drinking has remained elusive.
NEW YORK, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Thanksgiving dinner includes
more than just turkey, with ample helpings of vegetables,
stuffing and cranberries, so wine experts say there is no
perfect food-wine pairing for the traditional American feast.
But because it is a family celebration, Ed McCarthy, a
co-author of “Wine for Dummies,” said serving Champagne will
impress guests as well as complement the meal.
Nov 6 (Reuters) – After a recent gas agreement between
Russia, Ukraine and the European Union – which made clear
Russia’s energy dominance over Europe – some have asked whether
the U.S. could use its gas reserves as a “geopolitical weapon”
to “stand up to Russian aggression,” as U.S. Speaker of the
House John Boehner said in a statement earlier this year.
But such proposals are not grounded in reality.
Moscow, of course, already uses gas as a weapon. It employs
cutoffs and pricing controls to coerce Europe and Ukraine
whenever their political and economic decisions are not aligned
with Moscow’s strategic interests.
NEW YORK, Nov 4 (Reuters) – For many of Europe’s winemakers,
the harvest of 2014 was called a “challenge” or “disappointing”
after a cold winter cracked and crippled vines, hail storms
ravaged vineyards and rain in August delayed ripening.
Yields, or the amount of grapes harvested, dropped 20
percent to 30 percent in many areas and for some winemakers,
there was no crop at all.
(Reuters) – Although authors Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen took two years to research their newest book “Wines of California, The Comprehensive Guide” it still was not enough time to visit all the 8,000-plus wineries that dot the state.
The door-stopper-sized book is written for consumers and wine lovers with a particular emphasis on people who are just learning about different winemaking regions.
NEW YORK, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Long Island wineries are
smaller, younger and have less experience than their French
counterparts, but some local vintners think the Merlot wines
they produce compare favorably with those made in Bordeaux.
Many different types of grapes flourish in island vineyards
90 miles east of New York City and are used by the area’s 56
wineries. But the one grape that is universally suited for all
of them is Merlot.