Abigail Disney disavowed her own film about terrorism under pressure from Muslim critics: report

Abigail Disney disavowed an acclaimed documentary about terrorism that she produced after Muslim critics accused its director of promoting harmful stereotypes about Islam. Disney, the grandniece of Walt Disney and granddaughter of his brother and Disney co-founder Roy Disney, is listed as the executive producer of “Jihad Rehab,” a 110-minute long film that was directed … Read more

interviewing brother on CNN was conflict of interest

Chris Cuomo admitted that his controversial CNN interviews last year with his embattled brother, ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, were a conflict of interest “all day long” — but still defended the segments, claiming viewers “knew it was my brother.” The disgraced TV anchor — who was fired from CNN over his role in advising his older brother … Read more

New York is now the busiest shipping port in the US

The Port of New York and New Jersey is now the busiest shipping port in the in the US, outranking the California ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach in August for the first time, according to new data. The shift comes as global shipping companies have increasingly been diverting goods to the East Coast … Read more

Amazon rolls out second Prime Day this year for first time ever

Amazon said Monday that next month it will hold a second Prime Day-like shopping event, making it the latest major retailer to offer holiday deals earlier this year to entice cautious consumers struggling with tighter budgets. During the Oct. 11-12 event, Amazon Prime members will get early access to discounted items. The “Prime Early Access … Read more

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says employees shouldn’t ‘equate fun with money’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai urged his employees not to “equate fun with money” during a company-wide town hall event last week. Pichai made the comments after employees complained that Google was restricting benefits for travel, as well as on-site entertainment and other perks, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by CNBC. The employees argued … Read more

Developer hustles to build ‘Bustle’ in Penn Station area

Vornado Realty Trust isn’t waiting for final approval of the state’s Empire Station Complex plan, in which Vornado would play a central role, to kick-start its dream for the Penn Station/Madison Square Garden area. The publicly traded giant is building at one site and demolishing one across the street. Neither is part of the proposed … Read more

I’m earning less than my predecessor — what can I do?

I’ve been promoted and received a raise, but I’ve discovered that my predecessor made more than me. Obviously, the company could have done more. How should I handle this? Were you satisfied with the compensation that was offered to you for the role? Because if you were, then discovering that you predecessor was paid more … Read more

Hochul’s green power scheme may raise New Yorkers’ power costs

The green-energy movement has been very good for Wall Street, and not so good for consumers. Energy prices remain stubbornly high because environmentalists control vast swaths of government on both the federal and state levels mandating inefficient windmills, solar panels and other costly boondoggles. Meanwhile, the Wall Street cash register keeps ringing. Money managers sell … Read more