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
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
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 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
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
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
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…
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
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.
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.
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...
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 […]
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
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 »
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)
(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
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
"World, the Empire State stands with you," tweets NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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 »