Why Amazon's stock is strong

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Apple has a bad earnings report and its stock crashes. Amazon has a bad one and its stock goes up.

What gives?

Here's the thing.

It's very easy to imagine Amazon at $1 trillion in revenues because it has a relatively predictable business with an obvious secular growth story.

More and more people are shopping online, and Amazon's obviously best of breed in ecommerce. It's...

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Group rallies against upcoming pro-Palestinian forum at Brooklyn College

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Students and politicians rallied Thursday to protest Brooklyn College for hosting a lecture next week from a pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel group, calling for a boycott of the forum.

"This organization is one that expresses hate, that expresses opposition to Israel," mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said at the rally, the Observer reported.

A spokesman for the school said the...

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Here's everything you need to know for Puppy Bowl IX

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The Big Game is coming up -- the Puppy Bowl, that is.

Puppy Bowl IX airs this Sunday, continuing a beloved tradition of alternative viewing for those who aren't too enthused about watching the spectacle of the Super Bowl.

Here’s everything you need to know to get your puppy fix:

- Set in a dog-sized stadium, this year’s Puppy Bowl features 63 puppies (you can check the lineups...

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Behind the Curtain: Aaron Carter lies about 'Broadway' experience, more

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Aaron Carter I recently received a news release promoting Aaron Carter's upcoming concert tour, which claims that Carter has now performed "450 shows on Broadway's 'The Fantasticks.'" However, "The Fantasticks" is in reality an Off-Broadway production that happens to play at a theater with a Broadway street address. By their logic, I too am appearing on Broadway since the office...

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Theater Review: 'Fiorello!' -- 4 stars

Danny Rutigliano and the cast in "Fiorello!"

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Fiorello! 4 stars

How lucky we are to have the City Center's Encores! series, which is now in its 20th season of presenting semi-staged, starry-cast, full-orchestra productions of rarely seen musicals, several of which have transferred to Broadway for extended runs (most notably "Chicago.

To mark the occasion, they are offering a new production of the 1959 Pulitzer-winning musical...

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Movie Review: 'Stand Up Guys' -- 2 stars

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Stand Up Guys 2 stars Directed by Fisher Stevens Starring Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin Rated R

Fisher Stevens' "Stand Up Guys" is an existential comedy starring Al Pacino and Christopher Walken, with the great Alan Arkin briefly getting in on the fun, too. But if what sounds like a dream night at the movies isn't a nightmare, exactly, it sure is disappointing.

Fundamentally,...

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Movie Review: 'Warm Bodies' -- 3.5 stars

Nicholas Hoult in a scene from "Warm Bodies."

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Warm Bodies 3.5 stars Written and directed by Jonathan Levine Starring Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Rob Corddry Rated PG-13

Don't let the British lead and the romantic overtones fool you: This supernatural zombie flick is nothing like its Summit Entertainment studio mate "Twilight."

Instead, this romantic comedy via zombie thriller is a clever twist on the...

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Weekend Picks: The Lumineers, 'Steampunk Valentines,' fun., more

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While tickets are sold out for The Lumineers shows on Friday andd Saturday at Terminal 5, you should do whatever you can to find a way to catch this Colorado folk-rock band, which is famous for its hit song "Ho Hey." (Fri. & Sat., Terminal 5, 8 p.m., sold out. 610 W 56th St., 212-582-6600)

Need to buy a Valentine's Day gift but don't want something typical? Head to the Chelsea...

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Super Bowl XLVII: Where to party, cheer, eat and drink

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Super Bowl XLVII has arrived, and it's sure to be a good one with brothers Jim and John Harbaugh going head to head at the Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday. But let's face it, we're mostly excited because we get to booze it up and overindulge.

BEST FOR: OENOPHILES Brooklyn Winery 213 N. 8th St., Williamsburg, 347-763-1506, bkwinery.com Football and beer are a classic combo, but those looking...

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Enjoy tasty Super Bowl party grub at home from these spots

Pick up some Num Pang for your Superbowl

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Hosting a last-minute party at your apartment? These spots will have you tailgating with the best of them.

Carmine's 2450 Broadway, 212-362-2200, carminesnyc.com Feed a hungry army of 40 with Italian classics like eggplant parmigiana ($110) or lasagna ($110) served family-style. Or try the chicken scarpariello wings, marinated for 24-hours and finished with cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper...

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