“Half the people I knew are not around anymore,” he says. “Townes is gone, Lou Reed

“Half the people I knew are not around anymore,” he says. “Townes is gone, Lou Reed is gone, Rick Danko is gone, Janis is gone. Joni, almost. Townes Van Zandt. Lou Reed. Rick Danko of The Band. Janis Joplin. Joni Mitchell. The list of intriguing people Andersen has been around would take up paragraphs here. Bob Dylan, of course. Dylan recorded one of Andersen’s songs, “Thirsty Boots,” about civil rights and the Freedom Riders of the ’60s. If Dylan does one of your songs, you must be doing something right. He grew up in Snyder, near Buffalo, but as a songwriter emerged from the Greenwich Village scene. Now he’s talking by phone from his home in the Netherlands. But he hasn’t turned his back on the United States. That revolution-loaded coil of ’60s songwriters circling our social consciousness brings him to Rochester for a 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, show at Abilene Bar & Lounge. Rochester’s Jeff Riales opens the night. It was originally announced that Scarlet Rivera would be with Andersen; she played violin on Dylan’s “Desire” album and subsequent tours, but she’s backed out of the tour...

Zacks.com featured highlights include: Universal Forest Products, Vipshop, AllianceBernstein and BG Staffing

<!–*/ */ /*–>*/ Chicago, IL – December 30, 2019 – Stocks in this week’s article are Universal Forest Products Inc. UFPI, Vipshop Holdings Ltd. VIPS, AllianceBernstein Holding L.P. AB and BG Staffing Inc BGSF. Wall Street is at a record high on a stupendous Santa rally. U.S.-Sino trade deal hopes and solid U.S. economic activity have been fueling the momentum. But overvaluation worries and earnings weakness may emerge as key concerns in 2020. And investors can definitely look for some quality picks to allay such worries. Return on equity is an investor-favorite metric when it comes to cherry picking quality stocks. But ROE doesn’t always tell the complete story and an investor might get fooled by picking stocks based on this number.  Thus, taking a step beyond the basic ROE and analyzing it at an advanced level or applying the DuPont technique seems to be an intriguing idea. The DuPont analysis allows investors to assess the elements that play a dominant role in any change in ROE. It can help investors to separate companies having higher margins from those having a high turnover. For example, high-end fashion brands generally survive on high margin as comp...

By now you’re familiar with the famous CanCooker, but it’s important to know that the awesomeness

By now you’re familiar with the famous CanCooker, but it’s important to know that the awesomeness doesn’t stop at the original convection oven-style steamer. There’s plenty to be excited about from CanCooker, which is why we thought we should highlight 10 of their most popular featured products. So without further delay, these are the things to get your hands on if you want to take the CanCooker to the highest level. This is the sort of thing you need when you’re making a meal for 12 or more. The Original CanCooker makes a meal easy to prepare, easy to enjoy and easy to clean. When you need something for small meals, appetizers, and desserts, the Companion CanCooker makes the most sense. It has a great price point, too, so it’ll help convince you the size is worth it! Having the perfect-sized burner for a CanCooker is only going to help reach peak performance. The Multi-Fuel Cooktop is convenient for any outdoor adventure. We weren’t kidding when we said a “perfect-sized burner” isn’t needed. The Gravity Grill Combo proves you can cook just about anything with a CanCooker and an open fire, and still have room to spare ...

China Bus Industry Research Report 2019-2025 Featuring 16 Major Enterprises: Profile, Operation, Output, Sales, Featured Products, Distribution, and More

Dublin, Nov. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “China Bus Industry Report, 2019-2025″ report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.This report highlights the following: China as the world’s largest bus manufacturer supplies nearly 50% of buses in the global market. China’s bus industry has made changes over the years, with output sliding at an annual average rate of 6.1% between 2015 and 2018. The downtrend in output will continue in 2019, due to a lack of market dynamism. The electric, global and high-end buses will turn to be the driver for the Chinese bus market. By product, coaches and public buses account for over 80% in China. In 2018, sales of all types of buses suffered a slump, apart from public buses which enjoyed a slight increase. Public bus: in 2018, the public bus market size reached roughly 100,000 units, on a par with what it was in 2015 and 2017 but much less than that in the peak year of 2016. It was proof that the bus market in China was still being redefined. Thereof, 8m/10m buses had become the mainstay of the market and would sustain growth. Coach: in 2018, sales of this type of bus plummeted as other ways to ...

Graduating Secured Credit Cards to Full Featured Products

In Mercator Advisory Group’s research on secured cards, we noted how the market changed since the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (CARD Act) eliminated a series of unfair practices. Before the regulation, the market was filled with hard money lenders who took advantage of borrowers with sky-high interest rates and even worse junk fees. Things like application fees, activation fees, and risk fees tainted the product. The CARD Act cleaned up the business, and now top lenders, from Bank of America, Chase, Discover, and US Bank, offer worthwhile cards, with interest rates ranging from 11.65% to 24.99%, and reasonable, in-range fees.  Mastercard and Visa also came out with more rigorous standards for their franchisees. We peg the U.S. market at almost 5 million cards today, with the potential to embrace 500 percent more, given the number of low-banked, underbanked, and unbanked in the market. Working in credit for decades often brings friends and acquaintances with questions about “what is the best card for me to get?” Many times my answer is something along the lines of a Chase Freedom card, which I like because it carries an excellent reward st...

Michigan Featured in Depression Era Glass Exhibit in Dearborn

DEARBORN. MICH (WXYZ) — Popular Michigan tourist destinations and iconic Michigan products will be featured in a nostalgic display presented by the Michigan Depression Glass Society (MDGS) at their 47th annual show and sale, taking place Nov. 2-3 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. A dozen Michigan cities including Romeo, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Battle Creek, Kalamazoo, Traverse City, Holland, Benzonia and Detroit, and upper peninsula towns of Paradise and Christmas, will be spotlighted in the “Michigan Road Trip” vintage glass exhibit. Long-time products associated with Michigan such as Jiffy Mix, Kellogg’s, Vernor’s, Sander’s, Better Made and more will be honored as the display will feature Depression Era kitchen baking items, a period breakfast table, soda fountain glass, candy jars and chip-and-dip snack servers. The MDGS Show and Sale takes place Saturday, Nov. 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 15801 Michigan Ave. (US12) at Greenfield Rd.; $5 donation at the door and parking is free. Strollers are not permitted for safety reasons. Visit http://www.michigandepressionglass.com/ for...

Store: Grab These ‘Shark Tank’ Featured Items At A Steep Discount

“Shark Tank” is one of America’s favorite reality TV shows. It brings out many viewers’ inner entrepreneur and has 10 successful seasons under its belt (with an 11th on the horizon). Not every “Shark Tank” pitch ends with a deal, but the innovative products that enterprising contestants create are something to remember. Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the show, these markdowns on creations that almost snagged a deal — and a few that survived the tank with offers from the Sharks — are worth browsing. If you want more of our editor-sourced products and reviews, sign up for HuffPost’s sales and deals newsletter. The inventor of these earplugs turned down a $100,000 offer from super-Shark Kevin O’Leary, but it didn’t hurt his business at all. Vibes hit more than $2 million in sales in 2017, and its product continues to grow in popularity. These discreet earplugs do more than just muffle sound: They actually enhance sound clarity for more balanced listening. You’ll still hear every note at a live concert, but the Vibes will protect your ears from noise-induced hearing loss. They’re also washable and reusable, making them a great bang for the buck. Normally $27, they’re on sale ...

JLG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, will be featured

JLG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, will be featured on a segment of “Inside the Blueprint” on Father’s Day, June 16, at 4:30 p.m. EST on Fox Business. Following its debut airing, the show can be viewed on JLG’s YouTube channel or through syndication across more than 150 U.S. television channels. According to the show’s website, the latest “Inside the Blueprint” series is examining four crucial steps related to cutting-edge products and services in commercial construction: The Inspiration, the Idea, the Process and the Impact. JLG’s segment will feature numerous products and staff members, including interviews with Frank Nerenhausen, JLG president; Guru Bandekar, global vice president of product management and development; and Rick Smith, senior director of global product training. “It’s very timely and appropriate that JLG is being featured on Father’s Day, as we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the company, which was founded by the father of the access industry, John L. Grove,” said Jennifer Stiansen, JLG director of marketing. “Inspired by providing a safer way to work at height, o...