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No. 244: CFOs turn cautious, Hofstra’s got the music and 20 ways to get your stuff in one sock before winter

TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody. The autumn equinox in the Northern Hemisphere commences today at 4:02 p.m. Here are 41 autumnal cocktails to celebrate with. (Because it’s always 4:02 somewhere.) Economic pulse: Chief financial officers across the country have turned bearish about the economy’s prospects and those of their own companies, according to a new survey from Deloitte. Political concerns, both at home and abroad, were cited as the biggest external factors, while talent shortages were named as the biggest internal…


No. 243: Jobs data, space funk and what you’ll be eating in 2050

It’s Wednesday: Another week half shot. Today is National Gibberish Day. No safe bets on the word’s etymology, but likely an onomatopoeia of the jibber-jabber, babble and gabble it describes. But not gobbledygook. That was all Maury Maverick. Jobless numbers creep up again: Long Island’s unemployment rate climbed to 4.4 percent in August, up 0.2 percentage points from a year ago. Nassau County’s rate increased by the same amount to 4.2 percent, while Suffolk County’s rate also rose 0.2…


No. 242: CEO comp, ash-boring beetles and meet Hubert the Humanoid

TG it’s F: The last week of summer is upon us. Oh, and today is National Double Cheeseburger Day. Please celebrate responsibly. Today’s birthday duo: Two guys who loved pasta – Marco Polo and William Howard Taft. The rich get richer: Median pay for CEOs of Russell 3000 firms was $3.8 million last year, up 5.9 percent from 2015. CEOs of S&P 500 firms earned a median of $11.5 million, up 6.3 percent, according to…


No. 241: Great waves at Hofstra, low debt at Farmingdale and trouble brewing at Hooters

It’s Wednesday out there: Happy mid-week, everybody. Today is Sept. 13, on which Francis Scott Key penned the poem that would later be set to music to create our notoriously unsingable national anthem. Well, except when Whitney did it. Welcome new readers Briana, Dane, Michael, K.J., Kersten, Tim, Adam and Sayed. Big congrats: Hofstra’s WRHU student-run radio station won the 2017 Marconi Award as the best non-commercial radio station in the land. Didn’t Michael Crichton write this? Applied DNA…


No. 240: An Amazonian pitch, a cure for reflux and keep your head down Yogi

TG it’s Friday: Didn’t feel like a short week. Today is Sept. 8, on which George Rawlings was issued a patent for the padded baseball glove in 1885. Windows 95 was officially christened on this day in 1994. It had previously been known by its code name, “Chicago.” The Hoboken Four – truck drivers Jimmy Petrozelli, Patty Prince Principe and Freddie Tamburro, plus a skinny 19-year-old named Frank Sinatra – won the Major Bowes Amateur Hour…


No. 239: Clean meat, SR-71s, Uber suits and a DIY self-driving car

TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody. It’s Aug. 25, on which the British burned down Washington but spared the U.S. Patent Office. (If you still hold a grudge, calling football “soccer” drives them freaking crazy. Just sayin’.) Happy birthday: Ivan the Terrible, Steve Levy, Amy De Leo, Tim Burton, Sean Connery, Ruby Keeler, Allan Pinkerton, Walt “Pogo” Kelly, Mel Ferrer, Leonard Bernstein, Monty Hall, Regis Philbin, Frederick Forsyth, Rollie Fingers, Elvis Costello, Billy Ray Cyrus and Claudia Schiffer….


No. 238: Boat sharing, tire chains, new chips and DIY psycho analysis

It’s Wednesday out there: Canastota’s Harold D. Weed received a patent on this day in 1904 for his “Grip-Tread for Pneumatic Tires,” aka the tire chain. Welcome new readers Brian, Anne, the two Stephanies and whoever that is at the PGA. Happy to have you all aboard. Opposite ends of the same birthday: Nelson DeMille (74) and Rick Springfield (68). Quote o’ the week: “Enjoyed watching #Eclipse2017. A great reminder that all darkness is temporary.” –…


No 237: Denis Leary, climbing roses and 12 billion ways to do your hair

TG it’s F: Happy Friday, gentle readers. It’s Aug. 18, on which the first horticulture patent was issued, to the Garden State’s Henry Bosenberg. The year, 1949. The plant, a climbing rose. Birthdays: Rosalyn Carter is 90, Denis Leary hits the big six-oh. Top of InnovateLI.com: The custom-designed lingerie at startup platform Impish Lee has gone softly natural. Fueling the dream: The Gas Technology Institute has re-upped itspartnership deal with Stony Brook clean-gen startup ThermoLift, which hopes to bring a revolutionary…


No. 236: Farrell Fritz stars, robots rising and a scary price spike on bacon and butter sandwiches

It’s Wednesday out there: Happy hump day, kids, and welcome new readers Mark, Andrea, Harrison, Jeisenia, Anthony, Bianca, Roxanne, Weicheng and Daisy. Great to have you aboard. It’s Aug. 16, on which Edwin Prescott – builder of Coney Island’s first Loop the Loop – received an 1896 patent for the roller coaster. Also, Ringo replaced Pete Best on this day in 1962. Happy birthday: Dan Polner and John McNally and Larry Levy and Jamie Lynn Ryan. And hope…


No. 235: Hedy Lamarr, a healthy heart protein and ‘stay young’ is the tech world’s oldest adage

TG it’s F: Happy Friday, everybody. It’s National Presidential Joke Day. I know what you’re thinking. Actually, the observance dates back to Ronald Reagan’s 1984 gaffe in which he said into a live mic, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” (We suspect there’s a similar yearning among current White House lawyers.) On this day in 1942: Film…


No. 234: Devil’s brew, the Honeydue app and remembering Godzilla

It’s Aug. 9: On which Frenchman Rudolf Diesel was granted a patent for – yep – the diesel engine. Welcome new readers Kerri, Darrell, Brent, Ron and Grigor. Happy to have you all aboard. Passed: Haruo Nakajima, who donned a 220-pound rubber suit to play the city-leveling monster in 1954’s “Godzilla” – plus 11 sequels – has died of pneumonia. He was 88. Two voices, one birthday: CNN morning anchor Chris “Guv Bro” Cuomo and…


No. 233: Startup help, surefire hangover cures and one small theft for Neil Armstrong

TG it’s F:  It’s Aug. 4, on which Elvis released “Hound Dog,” “Purple Rain” hit No. 1 and Glory Hoskin received a patent for the talking potty. (Several messages, no joke, started with, “Hey, Big Boy …”) The week’s big number: Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway made $1,036,000,000 on Wednesday in the Apple stock run up. WHAT’S NEWS Cavity search: SBU’s dental school is one of five selected to pilot a digital dentistry program developed by the Chicago-based American College of…


No. 232: New fundings, a fresh soda offensive and Sam Altman wants you to listen up

It’s Wednesday out there: Welcome new readers Tuki, Rochelle, Neil, Scott, Toni Marie, Michael, Bill, Ken, Hal and George. Happy to have you all aboard, and Nyou, Congressman. It’s Aug. 2, the day members of the Continental Congress finally got around to signing the Declaration of Independence. Well, 52 of them, anyway. Including our own William Floyd. Michael Owens received a patent on this day in 1904 for a machine that produced blown-glass bottles at…


No. 231: Mather’s in, Amazon’s medical skunkworks and the secret life of airline wine

It’s Friday: Not a bad day for a lobster roll. Here’s where the Pulse staff eats them. Earl Tupper was born on this day in 1907. (Ware? Berlin, N.H.) Continuum of care: Mather has agreed to join the Northwell Health system, leaving only one unaligned LI hospital to fight over. Get down with your bad self Kevin Tracey: The Feinstein Institute raised $2.6 million at a summer concert featuring Pitbull, the hip hop artist most recently known for “Sexy Body,” his duet…


No. 230: Jeff Meyer, Kathy Ross and Snooty, plus Hicksville’s Alyssa Iryami and Audrey Shine shine

TG it’s W: A happy midweek everybody, and welcome new readers Howard, Sophia, Josh, James, Genevieve, Johanna, Bob, Rorrie, Nancy, Ellen, John, Dan and Kevin. Passed: Satoshi Ozaki, who cemented key international collaborations in high-energy and nuclear physics and helped design and build accelerators for scientific research on two continents – including two at Brookhaven National Laboratory – died Saturday. He was 88. Somewhat less accomplished, but still loved: Snooty, the world’s oldest known manatee, died Sunday, days after his 69th birthday,…