3 Businesses Settle Sandy Price Gouging Claims


New Jersey officials reached settlements with two hotels and a gas station accused of price gouging following Superstorm Sandy, The Associated Press reported. The state will get $89,845 in penalties, fees and consumer restitution. The hotels raised rates by as much as 283 and 117 percent, respectively, above the prices it charged before the storm. The gas station charged $4.79 a gallon.