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Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was released from the International Space Station on Saturday morning and is expected to splashdown in the Pacific Ocean at about 3:39 p.m.The spacecraft was designed to deliver cargo and people to "orbiting destinations," according to the SpaceX [...]
Sat, Oct 25, 2014
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Hemera/Thinkstock(NORWOOD, Mass.) -- A man accidentally won the same lottery twice for a payout of $546,000. Kenneth J. Stokes, of Norwood, Mass., is a lottery season ticket holder, which automatically enters him into every drawing of a certain lottery with specific, pre-set numbers of his choosing. Forgetting that his family [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Strong earnings pushed stocks higher, allowing the markets to end the week in positive territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 127.51 points ending the day at 16,805.41. The Nasdaq climbed 30.93 points to 4,483.72, and the S&P 500 went up 13.76 points to 1,964.58. We're taking less [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 2014
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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The housing market continues to bounce back. The Commerce Department reported on Friday that sales of new homes rose 0.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted rate of 467,000.David Crowe, chief economist at the National Association of Home Builders, said the numbers are actually better than they appear [...]
Fri, Oct 24, 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...