The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is awarding more than $16 million to Alaska’s drinking water and clean water revolving...
Businesses can be penalized for increasing prices in the wake of a disaster
A Best Buy spokesman apologized for the incident and explained it as an error. “This was a big mistake on the park of a few employees at one store on Friday,” said Jeffrey Shelman of Best Buy.
Other businesses were reported selling bottled water for $8.50 per bottle or cases for $99. State law prohibits these price increases during crises, and the businesses face steep penalties of up to $250,000.