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Jupiterimages/Pixland/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Ronald Dillon's employer didn't think it was funny that the IT specialist kept answering the customer service phone in a robotic voice.Dillon's boss, the New York City Health Department, has suspended him for 20 days.The case document, claimed that Dillon “states in a slow, monotone, and overenunciated [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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tarabird/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The markets closed the week on a positive note, with the closing bell coming as two major indices finished back above milestones they had fallen below during the rough beginning of October.The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 195.1, finishing at 17390.52.The Nasdaq climbed 64.6 to 4630.74, while [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A new in-flight seat design for long-haul carriers could have passengers in premium economy and business class spreading their wings, so to speak.Hong Kong designer James SH Lee's "Butterfly Seating Solution" recently took top prize at the International Air Transport Association's 2014 Passenger Innovation Awards for providing [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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MagicDreamer/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said on Friday that it would fine Ferrari $3.5 million after the company allegedly failed to submit reports identifying actual or potential safety issues for three years.Federal law requires large manufacturers and their affiliates to submit comprehensive emergency warning reports every [...]
Fri, Oct 31, 2014
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Walmart settles false advertising probe

New York has settled a false advertising probe with Walmart, over an alleged fake “sugar tax.”  State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday announced that the retail chain has agreed to pay nearly 70-thousand dollars, stemming from a nationwide soda sale in...

End of an era in Babylon

An iconic Suffolk County movie theater has shut its doors after being in business for nearly a century.  “Newsday” reports Babylon Cinemas showed its last film at 7:45 p.m. Sunday.  The theatre’s shiny marquee and fluorescent sign have been staples of the...

Look before you pump

An effort in Suffolk to make sure motorists know what they’re paying at the pump has hit a dead end.  The measure requiring gas stations to post their credit prices on roadside signs, only if the credit price is 5 percent more than the cash price, was voted down Tuesday...

Quick Chek coming to Long Island

A New Jersey convenience store chain is opening its first location on Long Island in October and envisions expanding that beachhead to as many as 20 or 30 stores in future years, an executive said Monday. QuickChek, based in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, will stage a...

Some of LI’s executives took home $377 million

Two-hundred forty eight of Long Island’s highest-paid executives took home $377 million in total in 2013, according to an analysis of executive compensation complied for Newsday by Standard & Poor’s. This year’s analysis, which looked at 2013 compensation, showed a wide...

Best 2014 Memorial Day Weekend Freebies and Deals

(NEW YORK) –  Whether you want to chill indoors this Memorial Day weekend or out and about, make sure to remember these weekend freebies and deals. Food and Drink: Jamba Juice offers a printable coupon for a “Buy One Get One Free” smoothie or juice through...

Camera Maker GoPro Files for IPO

(SAN MATEO, Calif.) — Camera maker GoPro announced plans Monday to file its initial public offering, detailing the company’s finances and goal to raise up to $100 million in its estimated offering size. The San Mateo-based company is best-known for its small video...

Guacamole Burger, Breakfast Quesarito Coming to Chain Near You?

(NEW YORK) — Fast food chains sneakily test new foods in random markets all the time — and it used to be almost impossible to hear about it outside that area.Now, though, in the social media era, serious food fans can find out about potential new menu items way before...