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No. 277: The prodigal team returns, Hofstra ups its entrepreneurial game and yes, Florham Park is still in New Jersey

Time flies: Welcome to Jan. 31, dear readers, already one month down in 2018. Hard to believe it’s been 322 years since Aansprekersoproer, the bloody revolt by undertakers across Amsterdam sparked by Dutch funeral reforms (yes, this happened), and a year already since President Trump fired Attorney General Sally Yates for refusing to defend his illegal travel ban. In between: Other Jan. 31 events of interest include the invention of condensed milk (1851); the ratification…


No. 275: On pipelines, solar farms, industrial parks and local innovators spreading around the world – without leaving LI

And you were there: Welcome, dear reader, to a fairly quirky Wednesday, chronologically speaking. Turns out Jan. 24 is less likely to fall on a Monday or Wednesday (56 times every 400 years) than a Friday or Saturday (57 times) or a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58). It was a Thursday, way back in 41 AD, when Roman Emperor Caligula was offed by his own Praetorian Guard; a Tuesday, in 1989, when notorious serial killer…


No. 265: Santa snickers, the Manufacturing Task Force Awakens and the Golden Globes go to…

Gut Yontiff: “Good holiday,” for our non-Yiddish speaking readers, and a Happy Hanukkah to all. Adam Sandler’s “eight crazy nights” – the Jewish Festival of Lights commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the circa-160 B.C. Maccabean Revolt – commenced Tuesday evening. A big date for breakthroughs: The dry dock (1816), the ice cream cone (1903), the first fully automated photographic film developer (1928) and the fathometer (also 1928), which measures underwater…


Survey: Voters trounce Trump tax plans

More taxing news for the Donald Trump campaign: Americans overwhelmingly prefer Hillary Clinton’s tax plans to Trump’s, according to a new survey released by personal finance platform Wallethub. With questions about his own tax history dogging the Republican nominee, the 2016 Tax Fairness Survey reveals that nearly three-quarters of Americans – at least, three quarters of an “online survey of a nationally representative sample of 1,040 Americans,” according to Wallethub – prefer the Democratic nominee’s…


Best-run cities in America? Not around here.

New York City is No. 148 on the list of America’s 150 best-run cities, topping only Detroit and the nation’s problem-plagued capital, according to a study by personal finance platform WalletHub. The study compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities across six key dimensions, including financial stability, education, health, safety and economy, as well as infrastructure and pollution. The study then combined these categories to construct an overall City Services ranking against which the cities’…


Woman entrepreneur? You wanna go to Graceland

Women run almost 9.5 million businesses in the United States, racking up annual revenues of $1.5 trillion and employing more than 8 million workers. So where’s the best spot for a budding female entrepreneur to launch today? Consider Tennessee. Especially Nashville, Chattanooga and Memphis. That’s the take-away from just-out analysis by personal-finance website WalletHub and its 2016’s Best & Worst Metro Areas for Women-Owned Businesses. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 largest metropolitan statistical areas across 10 key metrics,…