U.S. probe of Lumber Liquidators ends
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U.S. probe of Lumber Liquidators ends

NEW YORK >> Federal regulators have closed an investigation of Lumber Liquidators after the company agreed not to resume sales of Chinese-made laminate flooring.

The company stopped selling the Chinese-made laminate flooring last year, a couple of months after a news report on “60 Minutes” said it contained high levels of the carcinogen formaldehyde.

The U.S. Consumer Production Safety Commission said late Thursday that Lumber Liquidators tested the air quality in 17,000 households, and none had formaldehyde above guidelines. Customers who installed the Chinese-made flooring should not rip it out, the CPSC said. Instead, they can call Lumber Liquidators to have their air tested.

Thrill ride sought for Penn Station

NEW YORK >> Catching a train at New York’s crowded Penn Station is no thrill. But a development team has proposed a novel plan to overhaul the station: Build a 1,200-foot thrill ride on top of it and pay for renovations by charging $35 a ticket.

The plan submitted to state officials envisions a transparent tower with 11 gondolas offering free-fall rides of varying speeds.

John Gerber, chairman of Brooklyn Capital Partners, said the ride is feasible from an engineering standpoint, but he acknowledged that government agencies and New Yorkers might not embrace the idea.

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