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Morris Hirshfield — American naïve painter. He was born in 1872...

2 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Morris Hirshfield — American naïve painter. He was born in 1872 into a Jewish family in Poland, on the territory of the former Russian Empire. At age 18 he emigrated to the United States, first worked as a tailor and a shoemaker, and then together with his brother he established his garment factory, which produced a coat and Slippers. Show More Summary

August Empire State Manufacturing Survey jumps to highest level in 15 years

Business activity grew strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the August 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index climbed fifteen points to 25.2, its highest level in nearly three years. Show More Summary

State manufacturing activity nears three-year high in August

Factory activity in New York surged this month to the highest level in nearly three years. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Tuesday that its Empire State manufacturing index jumped to 25.2... To view the full story, click the title link.

Earlier for the NY Fed: Manufacturing Activity "grew strongly" in August

Earlier from the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing SurveyBusiness activity grew strongly in New York State, according to firms responding to the August 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index climbed fifteen points to 25.2, its highest level in nearly three years. Show More Summary

Tuesday: Retail Sales, Empire State Mfg, Homebuilder Survey

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Mortgage Rates Up Slightly From Long-Term LowsMortgage rates rose moderately today as weekend news headlines suggested some measure of de-escalation of nuclear tensions between the US and North Korea. Show More Summary

Working parent looking for daycare? Don’t move to New York

That’s because the Empire State comes in at #45 out of all states and the District of Columbia for having the fewest childcare centers per capita. That’s according to WalletHub’s latest survey on the best and worst states to have a baby. Show More Summary

Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building

It’s been awhile since there was a good King Kong movie. But I don’t think the solution is bigger and badder visual effects. I think the problem is Kong himself. The Planet of the Apes movies…

The Kurds: Washington's Weapon Of Mass Destabilization In The Middle East, by Sarah Abed

Like the Palestinians, the Kurds aspire to dispose of their own state. However, since the dislocation of the Ottoman Empire, some of their leaders have favored alliances with some imperialist powers rather than those with their neighbors. Show More Summary

Tiff with Sen. Blumenthal recalls Trump's Empire State Building loss

President Donald Trump has a tangled history with the family of one of his favorite targets for Twitter attacks: Senator Richard Blumenthal. Trump in the 1990s waged a yearslong court battle... To view the full story, click the title link.

An unhealthy subsidy deal

You may have missed it, but just before the Fourth of July weekend, New York’s Empire State Development agency announced an agreement with Aetna for the insurance giant to move its senior-level... To view the full story, click the title link.

Kissinger: ISIS defeat may give Iran ‘radical empire

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Former top U.S. diplomat Henry Kissinger has warned the Trump administration that Iran should not be allow to fill the power vaccuum that will be created when the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) is defeated. In Iraq, Baghdad’s forces have liberated the northern city of Mosul from the...

New Study: California Climate Policies Bringing Over $9 Billion And 41,000 Jobs To Southern California’s Inland Empire

With the legislature just passing a landmark extension of cap-and-trade through 2030 by a supermajority vote, attention now turns to implementing the state’s major climate programs to achieve the ambitious climate goals for that year and beyond. Critics frequently argue that efforts to fight climate change hurt the economy and cost jobs.  Yet as I […]

Why Court Victories for New York, Illinois Nuclear Subsidies Are a Big Win for Renewables

A federal judge in New York ruled last week that the Empire State’s plan to subsidize nuclear power plants “is constitutional” and “of legitimate state concern.” It’s a significant win for the nation’s largest nuclear fleet owner Exelon,...Show More Summary

State senator will continue to work despite cancer diagnosis

Alaska State Sen. Shelley Hughes says she will stay on the job after recently announcing that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Hughes tells the Juneau Empire (http://bit.ly/2vj7PZB ) that … Click to Continue »

Today in History for July 28th

3 weeks agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse 'Bonus Army' marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born. (July 28)        

The Perils of $7.25

(Photo: AP/Mike Groll) A man listens to a speaker during a rally to raise the minimum wage outside a McDonald's restaurant at the Empire State Plaza concourse in Albany, N.Y in May 2014.  O n June 24, 2009 the federal minimum wage was increased from $6.55 to $7.25 an hour, the third and final increment of a bipartisan-backed law passed in 2007. Show More Summary

New York Fed: Manufacturing firms still positive in July, but less so than in June

Business activity grew modestly in New York State, according to firms responding to the July 2017 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. Firms remained positive about future conditions, though they were less optimistic than in June.READ MORE www.metrointel.com

Alaska Legislature to meet Thursday on construction budget

The Alaska Legislature is coming back to the state Capitol in Juneau. The Juneau Empire reports (http://bit.ly/2gUEwq2 ) the Legislature will convene Thursday for what is expected to be a … Click to Continue »

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