Docent Andrea Snyder on the Jewish Film Festival’s “Bar Mitzvah year”

When the Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival opens in the Doris Duke Theatre on March 7, it enters what is being dubbed its “Bar Mitzvah year,” since it turns 13—the year in which one passes into adulthood in Judaism. Like most museum events, the festival has depended on passionate people to nurture it through various rites of passage: planning, collaborating, scheduling, budgeting, curating, promoting, sharing and execution. For the Jewish Film Festival, one indispensable steward Read more [...]

Where Is MH370? What We Know One Year Later

On March 8, 2014, 239 people boarded a flight in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, destined for Beijing. About an hour and a half after takeoff, flight MH370 vanished from radar screens. Twelve months later, the search for the plane is still ongoing. Families of the passengers and crew have few answers about what happened to their loved ones. Conspiracy theories abound. This Sunday marks one year since the plane disappeared. Ahead of the anniversary, here's a look at what we know and what remains Read more [...]

Meritor Reports First-Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

Improves Adjusted EBITDA Margin by 100 Basis Points Year Over Year; Announces Seven-Year Agreement with PACCAR TROY, Mich., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today reported financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014. First-Quarter Highlights Sales were $ 879 million, down $ 21 million, or 2 percent, from the same period last year. Net income attributable to Meritor on a GAAP basis was $ 29 million, compared to $ 11 million a year ago. Earnings Read more [...]

Sears Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Results

Feb 26, 2015 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and full year ended January 31, 2015. As a supplement to this announcement, a presentation, pre-recorded conference and audio webcast are available at our website In summary, we reported: Domestic Adjusted EBITDA of $ 125 million in the fourth quarter, which was an increase of $ 217 million over Read more [...]

Sears Holdings To Hold Fiscal 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results, Pre-Recorded Conference Call And Audio Webcast

Feb 20, 2015 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced today that it expects to release its financial results for the Company's fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full year before the market opens on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, and simultaneously post a pre-recorded conference call and audio webcast on its corporate website. It will feature prepared remarks from Edward S. Lampert, chairman and chief executive officer, and Robert A. Schriesheim, executive Read more [...]

Celebrations mark Lunar New Year around the world

19 February 2015 Last updated at 02:41 GMT People across Asia and throughout the world have been celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year - the year of the sheep. The leader of Hong Kong said citizens should be more like sheep in the coming year - mild, gentle and peaceful. He was referring to the pro-democracy protests of the past year. Ben... - Photown News Read more [...]

The 3 Most Meaningful Financial Gifts For Family Members This Year

Watching your loved ones unwrap special gifts during the holidays can be one of life’s greatest joys. Now, with Facetime and Skype, even when we aren’t all in the living room (or even the same state), we can experience the unwrapping of presents virtually, in real time. Though the traditional gift [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]