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AG Warns Vendors against Price Gouging

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AG Warns Vendors against Price Gouging
ALBANY N.Y--(AP)-- New York's Attorney General is warning vendors against price gouging as people stock up on supplies and snow removal services.

The AG wrote to the vendors 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. The Attorney General asked those who notice 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.