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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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Second time’s a charm for Private Zone in Cigar Mile
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Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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SJU women remain undefeated
The Red Storm (5-0) cruised to victory on Sunday afternoon, leading wire-to-wire and securing the best start in the Joe Tartamella era with a 71-49 victory over Wagner (0-5) in Carnesecca Arena. “I...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Honors for LIU’s Zanna
LIU Brooklyn redshirt freshman Nura Zanna was named Northeast Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week. After sitting out all of last year due to a wrist injury, Zanna made an immediate impac...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Top 10-ranked Gonzaga holds off St. John’s at MSG
St. John’s stayed in the game, but in the end Gonzaga was just too tough, defeating the Johnnies 73-66 in the NIT Season Tip-Off Championship Friday at Madison Square Garden. St. John’s held the No...
Dec 02, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s falls to host team in Basketball Classic
The Bears’ perfect season is no longer. The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball team was downed by host Eastern Nazarene, 78-71, in the Eastern Nazarene College Basketball Classic Final on Saturd...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joseph’s women remain undefeated on the season
Samantha Retas (Brooklyn/Bishop Kearney) recorded a double-double and Jamilynn McGowan (Staten Island/Michael J. Petrides) notched a career-high in scoring as the St. Joseph’s College women’s baske...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Readthebyline, Vicki’s Dancer take NYSS stakes
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Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mets brass decide to shorten Citi Field fences - again
The New York Mets are looking to make things a little more friendly for their left-handed pull hitters next season. General manager Sandy Alderson and COO Jeff Wilpon hosted the media at Citi Field...
Nov 25, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John’s men start season with a couple of wins
The St. John’s men’s basketball team opened the second half with a blistering 21-0 run, propelling the Red Storm to a 94-81 victory over Franklin Pierce on Monday night at Carnesecca Arena in the N...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe’s looks to go 3-0 for first time under Cocozello
The St. Joseph’s College men’s basketball outscored Maritime College, 45-29, in the second half to rally from 13 down and took a 67-58 victory on Sunday afternoon at Riesenberg Hall Gym to close ou...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hard time for Rocks
The NY Shamrocks were knocked out of the Flamhaft Cup in Yonkers on Sunday by EDSL side South Stars, losing 2-1 in tough conditions. Midfielder Sean Doran opened up the scoring from a free kick aft...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Arm wrestling tourney returning to Queens
The New York Arm Wrestling Association will host the 37th Annual Empire State Golden Arm Tournament of Champions on Sunday, November 23, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cheap Shots Sports Bar, 149-05 Union ...
Nov 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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Brooklyn Rugby men cruise in season finale;
Secure spot in division playoffs
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. John's tops St. Thomas, prepares for regular season
D’Angelo Harrison recorded a double-double and five players scored in double-figures as the St. John’s men’s basketball team cruised to a 97-71 exhibition victory against St. Thomas Aquinas at Carn...
Nov 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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St. Joe's soccer standout getting national attention
St. Joseph’s College freshman Cansu Usta was featured in both Sports Illustrated and Newsweek for her athletic accomplishments in women’s soccer. Recognizing her outstanding rookie campaign that cu...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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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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