Karen Usher has a secret weapon. She's the founder of TPO, a human resources outsourcing company in Falls Church, Va. Every year for more than a decade, TPO has averaged 30% sales growth. The firm had about $5 million in 2008 revenues and is "ultraprofitable," Usher says.
With the financial industry meltdown hitting New York with full force and the ripple effects pounding the surrounding states, the Northeast has been feeling the pain of the economic crisis especially hard.
A leading human rights official known for her expertise on the Rwandan genocide was traveling on the Newark-to-Buffalo flight that crashed into a house, killing all 49 people aboard the plane and one person on the ground.
Since the invention of the transistor, silicon semiconductors have been king. But now silicon-based transistors are nearing the limit of their potential. Excess heat and manufacturing hurdles are impeding the development of ever-faster and smaller processors.
SUNY Buffalo art professor Steven Kurtz, his publisher, and their scientific and artistic colleagues are embroiled in court proceedings that began as a full federal bio-terrorism investigation, and ended up as charges of wire and mail fraud.