Thursday, August 27, 2015 Elul 12, 5775

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Sally Friedman- JEFeature
You're sitting in a restaurant trying to enjoy your meal when the kids at the next table start acting up. First, just a poke here and there. Then some more serious wrestling. Then shouts of "You liar! You stupid idiot!" Thuds. Blows. Hollering. By now, a civilized meal is out of the question. And so, probably, is your own digestion...
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Isn't that Dr. Zhivago in the dining car?
By:
Ben G. Frank JE- Feature
Dawn was breaking on this clear summer morning when I photographed the most famous picture that Jewish visitors always took on the 6,000 miles of the Trans-Siberian Railway - at least in Soviet times. I snapped a shot of the railroad station stop sign, written in Yiddish letters, "Birobidzhan." "Birobidzhan," known as the Jewish Autonomous Region and located in the...
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The saga of cell phones: Suddenly, we can't seem to live without them, though we sure wish that everybody else would stop talking so loudly, so often and for so long on them. With the number of cell-phone subscribers nationwide now approaching 200 million, complaints about their omnipresence in contemporary life have been piling up as well, especially as Americans...
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Bill Miller and most other top portfolio managers will tell you that there's a lot of day-to-day "noise" in the market, most of which has little to no bearing on the actual value of their holdings. Individual investors would do well to adopt a similar mindset when building their own portfolios. True, it's hard to open the business section without...
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Dr. Walter Carl, a Northeastern University professor and a leading scholar in word-of-mouth communication and "buzz" marketing practices, has released a new research report, "To Tell or Not to Tell?," a first-of-its-kind examination of the practical effects of disclosure for word-of-mouth marketing agents and their conversational partners. As companies have increasingly sought to harness the power of word-of-mouth communication by...
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