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New York City businesses struggle after minimum wage increase

Westlake Legal Group 2015-05-06T235725Z_1_LYNXMPEB4515G_-b3d2782f399b0510VgnVCM100000d7c1a8c0____ New York City businesses struggle after minimum wage increase The Wall Street Journal fox-news/travel/vacation-destinations/new-york-city fox-news/politics/regulation/business fnc/us fnc b93c9468-c3d4-5325-aa88-e11cede47c84 article Alexa St. John

More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners say the increased labor costs have forced them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices.

Many business owners said these changes were unintended consequences of the new minimum wage, which took effect at the beginning of the year.

Susannah Koteen, owner of Lido Restaurant in Harlem, said she worries about the impact raising wages could have on her restaurant, where she employs nearly 40 people. She hasn’t had to lay off anyone, but the increase has forced her to cut back on shifts and be more stringent about overtime. She said she changes her menu offerings seasonally and raises prices more often since the wage boost.

ANDY PUZDER: RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 AN HOUR AND FAMILIES WILL HAVE LESS MONEY. WHY DEMS SHOULD WORRY

“What it really forces you to do is make sure that nobody works more than 40 hours,” Ms. Koteen said. “You can only cut back so many people before the service starts to suffer.”

Ms. Koteen said she shelved plans to move her restaurant to a larger location. That would require her to hire more staff, and she isn’t willing to take the risk with the unpredictability of her business. “You would just have no choice but to cut people at the bottom,” she said.

In June, the city’s unemployment rate was 4.3%, compared with the state’s unemployment rate of 4%, according to the New York State Department of Labor. Both numbers have remained relatively steady during the past year.

New York City’s minimum wage has increased three times for employers with at least 11 employees in the past three years. At the end of 2016, the hourly rate rose to $11 from $9 an hour. In 2018, the minimum wage jumped to $13 from $11 an hour. The rate will increase to $15 an hour for employers with 10 or fewer workers at the end of 2019.

ELAINE PARKER: HOUSE-PASSED $15 HOURLY MINIMUM WAGE WOULD HARM WORKERS

The current federally mandated minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Other states have passed $15-minimum-wage legislation, including Massachusetts, California, Maryland, Illinois, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Anthony Advincula, spokesman for Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, which advocated for the $15 minimum wage, said there are other factors beyond higher wages that result in unsuccessful businesses, and owners shouldn’t blame the boost for their struggles.

“Increasing to $15 would reduce income inequality, and the number of individuals living in poverty now is ridiculously high,” he said. “This is not just a business issue, this is a race, gender, pay-equality issue.”

Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson Books, employs 75 people at four shops in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Ms. McNally said she hasn’t cut hours or reduced the number of people she employs to mitigate the increase, but she is working to open two more shops and scale her workload to stay profitable.

RESTAURANT FRANCHISEE SAYS DEMOCRATS’ $15 MINIMUM WAGE WOULD PUT HIM OUT OF BUSINESS

While Ms. McNally said she always has paid her employees at least $5 above minimum wage, January’s increase tightened that gap. “With raising minimum wage to living wage, it feels now like we’re at the bottom of the pay spectrum,” she said. “There’s absolutely no benefit to being a retail business in New York.”

Thomas Grech, president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce, said he has seen an uptick in small-business closures during the past six to nine months, and he attributed it to the minimum-wage legislation.

“They’re cutting their staff. They’re cutting their hours. They’re shutting down,” he said. “It’s not just the rent.”

Lisa Sorin, president of the Bronx Chamber of Commerce, said Manhattan businesses and their customers can afford to pay more to compensate for the wage increase, while those in the surrounding boroughs probably couldn’t. “It’s almost like a whirlwind of keep up or get out,” Ms. Sorin said.

Restaurants and establishments with customer bases with less disposable income are challenged, but all are experiencing changes in customer habits regardless of borough, said Andrew Rigie, executive director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance.

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To mitigate the challenges restaurants face, Mr. Rigie said, local and state government should consider providing tax incentives to owners and preserve the tip credit, which allows restaurants to count some or all of an employee’s tips toward its minimum-wage obligations.

“Many people working in the restaurant industry wanted to work overtime hours, but due to the increase, many restaurants have cut back or totally eliminated any overtime work,” he said. “There’s only so much consumers are willing to pay for a burger or a bowl of pasta.”

This report was originally published in The Wall Street Journal.

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Joe Biden says video games may play role in gun violence

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Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden agreed with President Trump’s sentiments Monday that violence in video games could be connected with rising gun violence in the U.S., saying video games teach children it’s OK to just shoot somebody and “blow their brains out.”

CNN’s Anderson Cooper prompted Biden by saying “when I mentioned that the president talked about video games today as being part of the problem, I saw you kind of rolled your eyes” but “it’s something people have talked about it’s for a long time.”

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“I’ve talked about it, too,” Biden said. “But it is not healthy to have these games teaching kids that, you know, this dispassionate notion that you can shoot somebody and just, you know, sort of blow their brains out.”

Cooper mentioned video games are also popular in Japan, where gun violence is significantly lower than in the United States, suggesting video games cannot be the only factor contributing to the rise in mass shootings in this country.

“They are. That’s my point,” Biden said. “But it’s not in and of itself the reason why we have this carnage on our streets.”

President Trump condemned racism and white supremacy Monday morning after an alleged white nationalist open-fired at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing at least 22 people including Mexican nationals over the weekend. Under 24 hours later, a gunman open-fired in downtown Dayton, Ohio, killing at least 9.

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The president offered several solutions to decrease the number of shootings in the U.S., including addressing gun violence in video games.

“We must stop the glorification of violence in our society, and this includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace,” Trump said. “It is too easy today for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this, and it has to begin immediately.”

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China vows response if US deploys missiles in region, arms race feared

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A top Chinese military official on Tuesday said Beijing would “not stand idly by” if the U.S. goes forward with deploying intermediate-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region, raising new fears an arms race.

Last weekend, Mark Esper, the U.S. defense secretary, said that he “would like to” place these missiles in Asia, while in Sydney. Australia’s defense minister has said that country will not be a base for the missiles.

It was not clear when these missiles would be put into place, but one senior official from the U.S. told Reuters that it would be years away.

Esper made the comments after the U.S. withdrew from an arms control treaty with Russia from the Cold War-era. A senior U.S. official said Russia was in “material breach of the treaty” and made no effort to “come back into compliance.” The 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty was signed by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

Moscow accused the U.S. of breaching the treaty and asked for evidence that it was in violation.

Fu Cong, the chief arms control official in China, also Tuesday warned neighboring countries not to allow the U.S. to deploy such weapons on their territory.

Fu said China had no intention of entering a trilateral arms control deal with the U S. and Russia but would remain engaged in disarmament discussions.

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The Pentagon has reportedly taken notice of the importance of its missile arsenal.

Defense One reported that the Pentagon is increasing its “stealthy long-range cruise missile” stockpile. Lockheed Martin is reportedly building an entirely new facility in Alabama to accommodate the demand for the Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile, which were used in Syria and fired from a B-1 bomber.

The Associated Press contributed  to this report

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NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio to sit down with Sean Hannity Wednesday

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, will join Sean Hannity for a one-on-one interview Wednesday on “Hannity” at 9 p.m. ET.

De Blasio, 58, is the former city councilman from Brooklyn, who also served as public advocate — an elected position in New York City.

Hannity said he has invited all of the 2020 Democratic contenders on his program; the mayor was the first to accept.

“Good for him,” Hannity said. “Mayor Bill de Blasio will be in studio to talk about his candidacy, his agenda and much, much more.”

DE BLASIO: ‘WE WILL TAX THE HELL OUT OF THE WEALTHY’

Hannity said de Blasio is welcome to use the interview as an opportunity to discuss his key policy positions to a wider audience.

“I give him a lot of credit for saying ‘yes’ — how do you argue you can battle China, Putin, the evil regime there, and you can’t come on my show?”

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However, Hannity added he already has at least one important question for the mayor.

“He’s going to tax the hell out of us — he did say that. I will ask him,” he told “Ingraham Angle” host Laura Ingraham.

Tune in to “Hannity” on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel for Sean’s interview.

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Kellyanne Conway on mass shootings: President Trump ‘ready to act’

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Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Monday, saying President Trump is “ready to act” after the two mass shootings in El Paso,Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Conway said the president has already indicated that he has directed the FBI and the Department of Justice to work against domestic terrorism and white supremacy.

VICTIMS OF EL PASO SHOOTING INCLUDED MOTHER SHIELDING SON FROM BULLETS, TEEN ABOUT TO START SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

The president has been under fire from critics for what they call divisive language that can be used to fan white supremacists. Many in the U.S. are calling for strciter gun laws and banning assault weapons.

Conway said “the president is finding ways to enhance checks on criminals.”

MacCallum asked Conway if the president was open to having a discussion on a possible assault-weapons ban. Conway said he was listening.

“Right, left and center and he will be in Dayton, he will be in El Paso,” Conway said, before putting the country’s frustration with the issue on Congress’ inability to act and saying the president was ready to sign “bipartisan legislation that actually fixes the right problems.”

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Conway also noted there were a lot of elements that factored into the shootings.

“There’s so much going on there’s no single solution because there’s no single cause and we have to keep our eyes open,” Conway said.

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Tori Spelling says she’s ‘really sad’ she’s never been asked to be on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’

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Donna Martin wants a diamond.

Tori Spelling already stars on a show based in Beverly Hills, but she has her eyes set on yet another.

The “BH90210” star said on Sirius XM’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show” Monday that she would like to be a cast member on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” but Bravo has “never asked.”

TORI SPELLING SHARES MESSAGE OF GRATITUDE ON ‘BEVERLY HILLS, 90210’ REVIVAL SET

“They asked me,” Spelling’s co-star Jennie Garth chimed in, before adding that she turned it down because she is the “furthest thing from a desperate housewife.”

Spelling reiterated that she would like to do the show and it “actually makes me really sad” that she was never asked.

The Beverly Hills born and bred actress explained she would be perfect because she already shares the 90210 zip code, and is “married with a lot of kids.”

From 2007 to 2012, Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott had their own reality series on Oxygen called “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood.”

LISA VANDERPUMP IS LEAVING ‘REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS’ AFTER 9 SEASONS

However, since wrapping, the couple has struggled with controversy. In 2018, they were faced with money troubles over a $282,000 tax debt, and like “Real Housewives” stars Camille Grammar and Denise Richards, they were evacuated from their home during the California wildfires.

‘BEVERLY HILLS, 90210’ REBOOTING WITH ORIGINAL CAST

“Drama follows me everywhere,” Spelling told McCarthy, to which she responded, “I have a feeling you might get the shout out now.”

This article originally appeared in Page Six

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Twitter feed, suspected of being Dayton, Ohio, shooter’s, points to possible leftist leanings

A Twitter feed appearing to belong to the gunman who killed nine people, including his sister, outside a Dayton, Ohio, bar over the weekend showed left-leaning tweets lamenting the 2016 election of President Trump.

Connor Betts, 24, killed by the authorities during the gun spree, also appeared to support Democratic presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, according to The Associated Press.

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Connor Betts, 24, allegedly killed several people, including his sister, and wounding dozens before he was quickly slain by police in Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend. (Dayton Police Department via AP)

The account @iamthespookster didn’t bear Betts’ name, but did show selfies that resembled known photos of him.

Twitter took the account down late Sunday, fueling speculation that it belonged to Betts.

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The account stands in contrast to the one operated by Patrick Crusius accused of a shooting massacre in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday that claimed 22 lives. That 21-year-old suspect espoused anti-immigrant leanings, according to a manifesto authorities allege was his.

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Parkland victim’s father: El Paso, Dayton shootings shouldn’t be followed by political grandstanding

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Politicians were wrong to respond to the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings over the weekend by trying to forward their legislative agendas, according to Andrew Pollack.

There appeared to be little concern for serious fact-finding in the aftermath amid the political and media “frenzy,” Pollack claimed Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“These politicians jumped on these events to push their political agendas and the victims aren’t even in the ground yet… and they’re pushing an agenda without even looking at the facts of what went wrong,” he said.

“Let the police do their job and look into what happened. They’re pretty pathetic.”

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Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed in the 2018 Parkland school shooting in Florida, further criticized lawmakers.

“There are no words that I could put on it to tell you how it affected me when my daughter got murdered,” he said of the politicization of the aftermath of his own family’s tragedy.

“I’m so damaged by what happens with these people. To push a gun control agenda and take our rights away from victims — I’m not going to be a victim.”

He added many of the suspects in similar crimes are not introduced to personal accountability.

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“It happens a lot with these kids while they’re juveniles of not showing them accountability,” he said.

“You have to get to these kids while they’re still in high school and younger — when they’re committing crimes and acting out.

“They need to be introduced in the judicial system in order to point them in the right direction.”

Late Monday, El Paso, Texas, Mayor Dee Margo told reporters on Monday that President Trump will visit the city later this week.

Margo said the president will come to the west Texas city on Wednesday, even as several prominent Democrats indirectly blamed the president for Saturday’s mass shooting there — with some warning him, in frank terms, to stay away.

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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El Paso shooting victims identified, including 7 Mexican nationals

The 22 people killed in Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, have been identified and include 13 U.S. citizens and seven Mexican nationals, officials said Monday.

A list from the medical examiner’s office distributed at a news conference on Monday afternoon shows that the victims ranged in age from 15 to 90.

Victims also included one German citizen and the 15 –year-old whose nationality is unknown, the list revealed.

The mass shooting — one of the deadliest in modern U.S. history  — unfolded at a Walmart around 11 a.m. Saturday, as 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius, allegedly opened fire in the store, initially killing at least 20 and injuring another 27. Two more gunshot victims have since died.

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The number of those injured was initially 26, but at a news conference on Monday afternoon police said they increased that number to 27 because one person was self-admitted to the hospital and left on his own.

Police added that among those injured was an infant with broken bones.

Police said 15 patients are still in the hospital, two of whom are listed in critical condition. They added nine of those injured have been discharged.

The Walmart was near capacity at the time of the shooting, with hundreds of shoppers inside along with 100 employees during the busy back-to-school shopping season.

The dead, ID’d via a handout from the medical examiner’s office, were:

-Andre Pablo Anchondo, 23, a U.S. citizen

-Jordan Anchondo, 24, a U.S. citizen

-Arturo Benavidez, 60, a U.S. citizen

-Leonard Cipeda Campos, 41, a U.S. citizen

-Maria Flores, 77, a U.S. citizen

-Raul Flores, 77, a U.S. citizen

-Jorge Calvillo Garcia, 61, a Mexican citizen

-Adolfo Cerros Hernandez, 68, a Mexican citizen

-Alexander Gerhard Hoffman, 66, a German citizen

-David Alvah Johnson, 63, a U.S. citizen

-Luis Alfonso Juarez, 90, a U.S. citizen

-Maria Eugenia Legarrega Rothe, 58, a Mexican citizen

-Elsa Libera Marquez, 57, a U.S. citizen

-Maribel Loya, 56, a U.S. citizen

-Ivan Hilierto Manzano, 46, a Mexican citizen

-Gloria Irma Marquez, 61, a Mexican citizen

-Margie Reckard, 63, a U.S. citizen

-Sarah Esther Regaldo Moriel, 66, a Mexican citizen

-Javier Rodriguez, 15, of unknown nationality

-Teresa Sanchez, 82, a Mexican citizen

-Angelina Silva-Elisbee, 86, a U.S. citizen 

-Juan Velazquez, 77, a U.S. citizen 

VICTIMS OF EL PASO SHOOTING INCLUDED MOTHER SHIELDING SON FROM BULLETS, TEEN ABOUT TO START SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

Benavides was reportedly at the self-checkout line while his wife was in the bathroom when he was shot and killed; Rodriguez was weeks away from starting 10th grade.

Jordan Anchondo was fatally shot while trying to protect her son when the gunman opened fire in the crowded shopping area, her sister told The Associated Press.

“From the baby’s injuries, they said that more than likely my sister was trying to shield him,” Leta Jamrowski said while at the University Medical Center of El Paso. “So when she got shot she was holding him and she fell on him, so that’s why he broke some of his bones. So he pretty much lived because she gave her life.”

The mother of three had gone to the big-box store to get a jump on back-to-school supply shopping earlier in the day.

Her husband, Andre Anchondo, was also killed in the attack. He had recently turned his life around after struggles with drug dependence and had started a business in El Paso building things from granite and stone. He was finishing up a home for his family, his friend Koteiba “Koti” Azzam told The Associated Press.

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Family members hug to each other outside the family reunification center at MacArthur Elementary-Intermediate School in El Paso, Texas on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019.  (Lola Gomez/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

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El Paso District Attorney Jaime Esparza said his office will seek the death penalty against the suspect.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah, Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Woman thwarts mass shooting by bringing grandson to hospital: authorities

In Texas, where a mass shooting this weekend in El Paso left 22 dead, another potential one was thwarted last month when a woman convinced her grandson to visit a hospital for treatment instead of opening fire at a hotel as he’d planned.

William Patrick Williams, 19, of Lubbock, was arrested by federal authorities on Thursday after a short hospitalization.

“This was a tragedy averted,” Nealy Cox, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Texas, said in a statement. “I want to praise the defendant’s grandmother, who saved lives by interrupting this plot.”

VICTIMS OF EL PASO SHOOTING INCLUDED MOTHER SHIELDING SON FROM BULLETS, TEEN ABOUT TO START SOPHOMORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL

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Investigators said William Patrick Williams was planning a mass shooting at a hotel. (Lubbock County Jail via AP)

Williams told his grandmother he purchased an AK-47 rifle and planned to “shoot up” a local hotel and commit suicide by cop, federal prosecutors said last week. The woman convinced him to let her bring him to a hospital instead.

She gave authorities consent to search a room Williams rented at the hotel. Officers found the rifle, 17 magazines loaded with ammunition, several knives, a black trench coat, tactical pants, a T-shirt that read “Let ‘Em Come” and black gloves with the fingers cut off.

A check of the form used to purchase the weapon found Williams listed false information, including his address. He was arrested for allegedly making false statements to a firearms dealer.

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He faces up to five years in prison.

The arrest came mere days before another a gunman walked into an El Paso Walmart on Saturday and opened fire. So far, the shooting’s death toll is 22, with many more injured.

A few hours later, another gunman killed nine people in a separate spree in Dayton, Ohio.

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