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Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 73 73 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 104 104 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 101 101 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 131 131 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Climbing the progressive ladder of jazz
A Q&A with Carl Bartlett, Jr. about the saxophone and his personal inspiration
Oct 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
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New York Funk Exchange release a new album
Q&A with lead singer Serena Fortier about the nine-piece band
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5 Napkin serves up a burger worthy of October
In the spirit of October, 5 Napkin Burger has unveiled their “Oktoberfest” burger featuring a beef knockwurst patty, muenster cheese, black label bacon and mustard onions on a pretzel roll. The pat...
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One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest performance On Stage at Kingsborough
Dale Wasserman’s rendition of Ken Kesey’s 1962 psychiatric thriller novel,” One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” is getting a unique look at On Stage at Kingsborough next week, on October 26 at 8 p.m....
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Singer/Songwriter Eliza Moore makes a stop in NYC
Eliza Moore calls Canada her home, but whenever she tours, she says there is really no other place to perform like New York City. While touring on her new EP Everything to Me, Moore has made stops ...
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Q&A with vocalist and songwriter Kristin Hoffmann
New York native discusses her new album and her road to success
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Artwork builds community ties
Thousands flock to the 17th Annual DUMBO Art Festival
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Everybody Loves Richard
Q&A with Richard Romano about The Investigator and his search for the existence of Jesus Christ
Sep 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comedy Legend Robert Klein Comes to Queens
The Queens Theatre is kicking off a comedy series, so it would stand to reason that their first comedian would be someone who loves it here - comedy legend Robert Klein. "If you love New York," Kle...
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The Bushwick Hotel is more than just music
Local rock band discusses their art and making a name in the borough
Sep 20, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
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Songwriter starts a new band in Brooklyn
Baltimore native Mike McFadden discusses Animal Years
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Q&A with Brooklyn-based rocker Marco Argiro
New album touches on love, loss and the importance of family
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Newcomer to the Brooklyn electronic music scene
A look into the life of producer & songwriter Robert Lux
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Brooklyn blues band delivers their debut album
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Journey Within: An exhibition of paintings by Yulia Kozlyansky
Yulia Kozlyansky began her painting career at five years old when she picked up a paintbrush in Minsk, Belarus. Thirty years later, she’s an accomplished artist with more than ten exhibitions under...
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures during his keynote address at the company's "build" conference in San FranciscoBy Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday reported a fall in its quarterly profit that was in line with Wall Street forecasts, as sluggish personal computer sales dampened demand for Windows software and the company struggled with the impact of the strong U.S. dollar. "While currency is a headwind for Microsoft and other large international companies, we would characterize the headline numbers as good enough, although some bulls may have been hoping for a bigger beat," said Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets. Microsoft's flagship Windows business has been under pressure for three years as PC sales have declined, although the market appears to be stabilizing in recent months. Currency shifts against the strong U.S. dollar also crimped profit in the fiscal second quarter, ended Dec. 31, although Microsoft did not specify by how much.


2015-01-26 17:16:29 -0500

Microsoft reported that its quarterly profit dipped as revenue increased with help from sales of Surface tablets, Xbox One consoles and cloud servicesMicrosoft on Monday reported that its quarterly profit dipped as revenue increased with help from sales of Surface tablets, Xbox One consoles and cloud services. Profit fell 10 percent from a year ago to $5.9 billion while revenue hit $26.5 billion in the quarter ended on December 31, and chief executive Satya Nadella said the company's transformation is on target. Microsoft shares were down slightly more than three percent to $45.53 in after-market trading that followed release of the earnings figures. In the recently ended quarter, revenue from business cloud services including Office 365 and Azure more than doubled to hit an annualized rate of $5.5 billion.


2015-01-26 17:12:52 -0500
By John McCrank and Richard Leong NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blizzard bearing down on New York hollowed out Wall Street offices on Monday, leaving most investment banks and fund managers with skeleton staffs as many employees opted to work from home. "No one will give me a medal for making it to work after a five-hour commute," said Anurag Bhardwaj, a managing director who works with hedge funds at Barclays Capital in New York, who expected to work from home on Tuesday. Big investment banks, which serve a broad array of clients globally that were not hit by the storm, emphasized they were open for business. "Most brokers down here have already gotten a room in the city and mostly right downtown near the financial district," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O’Neil Securities in New York.
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