Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Business Briefs – February 1, 2018

Amazon’s Quarterly Profit Tops $1 Billion for First Time NEW YORK (AP) – It was a prime year-end season for Amazon: The online retailer’s quarterly profit soared past $1 billion…

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Stocks Close Mostly Lower As Early Gains Fade

The major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower Thursday after a midday gain faded by late afternoon. Retailers, restaurant chains and other consumer-focused companies accounted for much of the market’s…

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Far from Home, Close to Hashem

“What did Yisro hear that impelled him to come and visit Bnei Yisrael in the Midbar? He heard about Krias Yam Suf and the war with Amalek” (Rashi, beginning of…

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Flu Cases Keep Rising Across NY State, Vaccinations Urged

State health officials say laboratory-confirmed influenza cases topped 11,000 over the past week, with another 2,200-plus New Yorkers requiring hospitalization because of the flu. In releasing the latest flu statistics…

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GOP Fundraiser Takes On Gillibrand, Announces Senate Run

Private equity executive Chele Chiavacci Farley became the first Republican to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s reelection this November, announcing Thursday that she would run to unseat the progressive Democrat she…

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Regional Briefs – February 1, 2018

Feds Threaten Funding to NY Over ‘I Love NY’ Signs ALBANY – The 500 “I Love NY” tourism signs installed by the Cuomo administration along highways is costing the state…

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Chaim Deutsch Named Chair of Jewish Caucus

At a meeting on Wednesday afternoon, the New York City Council’s Jewish Caucus voted to elect Chaim Deutsch, a Midwood Democrats, as the new chairman of the 14-member group, taking…

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How to Avoid Losing It Over Lost Luggage

After Delta Air Lines lost Dan Collins’s luggage on a recent flight to Lihue, Hawaii, he didn’t know what to expect. Few people do, actually. Two of his checked bags…

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