Friday, December 26, 2014 Tevet 4, 5775

Two schools share educational sentiments
By:
Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Robert Saligman Middle School in Elkins Part, part of the Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School system, and the Robert Saligman Early Childhood Development Center in Sedot Negev, Israel, share more than just a name and a benefactor. Both have received major funding from the Robert Saligman Charitable Foundation. The late Robert Saligman was a local community leader...
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Money Maven
By:
Craig G. Langweiler
With nearly half of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported their quarterly earnings, 69 percent have beaten analysts' estimates, up from the 62 percent that did last year and the 59 percent that normally do, according to Thomson Financial. Earnings are currently running 13.1 percent above last year's double-digit increase, according to Standard & Poor's. If this pace...
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The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief and Reconciliation Act of 2003 changed how dividends are taxed. Investors now pay lower tax rates on certain qualifying dividends. The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers the following refresher on the taxation of dividends, along with some advice for investors. The maximum tax rate on qualifying dividends dropped to 15 percent for...
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Ongoing research has shown that tart cherries contain high concentrations of potent antioxidants that have been proven to potentially alleviate joint pain caused from gout and other joint inflammation symptoms. According to researchers, the daily consumption of tart cherries has the potential to reduce the pain associated with joint inflammation. Tart cherries naturally contain anthocyanins and bioflavonoids, which may prevent...
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Life thrives in all sorts of hostile environments, including the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea. A team of scientists has uncovered a strategy that helps a plant-like, microscopic alga to happily proliferate in such inhospitable surroundings - and their findings have unexpectedly shed light on the working of human kidneys. Over the years, a number of Weizmann Institute scientists...
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