Once upon a time, New York produced some of the best hops in North America. However, pestilence and Prohibition took their toll and New York hops died out quite some time ago. This has had a direct impact on the craft brewing scene in New York State. Both barley and hops have to be imported from other areas, including other parts of the US, from Ca… Read More


This week kicks off the second qtr. earnings season and for the next 6 weeks we will be hit with hundreds of reports each week. This earnings season is one of the more telling in some time now, as we will get a good look at how company earnings have held up during this last cycle with a weakened consumer and higher raw costs for materials. The stre… Read More


I have seen digital photo frames in the stores for quite a while now, so I decided to go take a look at them. I went to Best Buy and looked at several. I found what I was looking for. The Kodak Easy Share 8 has a lot of features for a low price, just $99.99.I guess some people will say it's not possible to increase your income by a servile 5% per m… Read More