May 9, 2016 |
Summer is inching closer, but, if the data are accurate, fewer Americans have bought vacation houses lately. The National Association of Realtors reported lower vacation-home sales in 2015, although the numbers were the second-highest in about 10 years. There were about 920,000 vacation-home sales nationally, the Realtors group said, compared with 1.13 million in 2014. Sales estimates are based on a national online survey including responses from more than 2,000 adults in the United States who purchased residential properties last year..
October 11, 2013 |
The first image in the exhibition of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs set to open at the National Constitution Center on Friday bears an all-too-familiar intensity. A pair of Syrian snipers, holed up in a dim room, lasers of daylight streaming through bullet holes all around them, nervously watch for their next target. Javier Manzano, freelancing for Agence France-Presse, the photographer who captured the intimacy, anxiety, and strange beauty in this image, later said, "I didn't know it was a sniper's nest.
July 18, 2013
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Pessimists and optimists can't agree on what constitutes emptiness and fullness. Maybe it's something you have to decide for yourself. Today you will. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A physical snapshot captures an image. A mental snapshot captures information. You will take a snapshot with your heart today and capture the entire feeling of a relationship. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll find beauty in humble scenes where nothing much is happening. If you can get others to be quiet and observant with you, they will be equally delighted.
October 12, 2012
IT TURNS OUT that Eagles quarterback Michael Vick doesn't have really weird snacking habits after all. That opened box of Milk-Bones dog biscuits spotted in his recently tweeted photo belongs not to No. 7 but to the newest member of the Vick household - their dog. Yes, Michael Vick has a dog. Vick, who served time for his role in an illegal dogfighting ring that savagely murdered numerous animals, understands how that might strike dog-lovers....
August 3, 2012 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Seen or heard at the Television Critics Association's summer meetings, which wrap up Friday: > Men without socks. This turns out to be a particularly bad look for appearing at press conferences, distracting reporters from their usual attention to female panelists' absurdly high heels. The trend inspired enough Twitter fashion commentary that producer Greg Berlanti ("Political Animals") said after a session on his new CW superhero series "Arrow" that he'd made a point of wearing socks because he'd seen so many tweets about it. > Russell Brand without shoes.
July 27, 2012 |
The pinpoint accuracy of the head count conducted every decade by the U.S. Census Bureau is impressive enough, but the agency's greatest insights may come from its annual surveys, which take the pulse of Americans on topics as varied as their income, commuting habits, and home-heating setup. Data gleaned from the yearly surveys provide businesses with critical information on their markets for products and services. A retailer, for instance, might use the findings to decide where to locate a new store; a manufacturer might determine the best site for a new factory.
February 13, 2012
Editor's Note: Chillin' Wit' is a regular feature of the Daily News spotlighting a name in the news away from the job. KAREN POLESIR stands in the kitchen in her cozy one-bedroom Ambler apartment, the kettle boiling for English tea, as her cat, Harley, sits perched on a chair at the table, a scrunchie around her neck, as if she's a toddler waiting for cake. "She's like a dog," says Polesir. "She loves hair ties. I throw them across the floor and she brings them back to me. " The name Harley seems more suited for a crazed pitbull, but here's how Polesir explains the name for her tortoise-shell cat with piercing, sea-green eyes who was abandoned on a doorstep: "She purrs like an engine.
November 23, 2011 |
Last year, Tara O'Brien, the director of conservation and preservation at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, was rummaging through the third-floor storage archives, collecting items for a forthcoming exhibit. She got distracted when stumbling upon a small document box. It was the attached note, scribbled in pencil, that caught the avid cook's eye. It said simply, "Recipe Book. " "One of my favorite items we have is Martha Washington's cookbook," O'Brien says. "I've been keeping my eyes open for similar things since I got here.
November 7, 2011 |
One way to gauge the health of small businesses is through statistics gathered by payroll companies. Automatic Data Processing Inc. provides a monthly look at hiring using data from a sample of 337,000 businesses to which it provides payroll services. The ADP National Employment report gets a lot of attention because it's released two days before the Bureau of Labor Statistics' official reading on those employed and unemployed. Last Wednesday, the ADP National Employment report indicated that employment increased 110,000 from September to October.
June 27, 2011 |
The description from police was chilling. Traveling as fast as 140 m.p.h. on a winding Chester County road, Ryan Dunn's sports car swerved and slid, jumped a guardrail, smashed into a tree, and exploded into flames last Monday. The star of MTV's Jackass died at the scene, as did his passenger, Zachary Hartwell. It was just before 3 a.m. on Route 322 in West Goshen Township. There were no witnesses or cameras. So how did the police know what happened? And know so quickly?