Daily Archives: April 30, 2017

The Risks of Businesses Learning How Consumers Think

In recent decades, psychologists and economists have produced a flood of new findings about how human beings think and act. Those findings offer compelling lessons about how to change people’s…

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A Persistent Insanity Infects a Local Election

In the latest twist in the bizarre story of bizarre New York City Council candidate Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a fundraising “GoFundMe” webpage with a photograph of the rabidly anti-Semitic rabble-rouser obscured…

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Business Briefs – April 30, 2017

U.S. Economy Expanded At Weakest Pace in 3 Years WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply…

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Connecticut Man Faces Sentencing for Killing Hawks

A Connecticut man is facing sentencing for killing federally protected hawks. Adam Boguski, of Stamford, is set to be sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Hartford. Prosecutors are seeking probation…

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Regional Briefs – April 30, 2017

Woman Shot at Point-Blank Range Saved by Her Purse BROOKLYN – A woman shot at point-blank range during a carjacking in BedSty early Wednesday was saved when the bullet was…

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Cashless Tolling Starts Monday at Rockaway Bridges

For drivers on two Rockaway bridges, your cash isn’t any good here. Starting early Monday, the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge in Queens will…

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300 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Agree to Take Food

After a nearly two-week hunger strike, a large percentage of Palestinian security prisoners called it quits on Sunday after Israeli authorities refused their demands for improved treatment. 300 strikers “agreed…

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