Attorney general warns against price gouging

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's
attorney general is warning vendors against price gouging as New Yorkers dig
out from the storm. 

Attorney General Eric
Schneiderman wrote to the vendors on Thursday, reminding them that general
business law prohibits increasing the costs of essential items and services
during natural disasters or other events that disrupt the market.

Schneiderman asked anyone
who notices sharp increases in the cost of items like food, water, gas,
generators, batteries and flashlights to file a complaint with his office.

He said the rule also
applies to services like tree trimming and snowplowing.

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