Sunday, February 7, 2016 Shevat 28, 5776
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A pair of large dogs follow Donna Paul around her modest, two-story home in Elkins Park, keeping her company and offering a sense of comfort as she spends her days looking for a job. Reminders are everywhere that life for her and her three grown children -- they're between the ages of 17 and 24, and all live at home...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
It must be both a fascinating and horrendous time to be a professional economist. On the one hand, you have court-side seats to the mother of all financial crises, occurring right before your eyes in real time. You don't have to pour through hundreds of dissertations about the Great Depression, read newspaper clippings from the 1930s or create complex, but...
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When stocks take a plunge, can a couple's love life take a dive, too?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Has the stalled, sinking and downright sorry economy -- and the abysmal economic conditions it has wrought -- cast a cold, even icy, spell over the loving relationships normally enjoyed by couples? And because of hard times -- and the attendant money worries that they bring -- are men and women taking things out on each other, and being intimate...
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Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
The beat goes on, the beat goes on. Unfortunately, the drumbeat pounding the rhythm to the brain is not soothing. As the data continue to pour in, the picture of an economy in crisis becomes clearer. Jobs are being lost at an extraordinary pace, the unemployment rate is rising sharply, and confidence remains at lows not seen before. Into the...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
In October 2008, Congress passed a $700 billion emergency bill designed to help shore up the nation's financial system. Fortunately, it also included a few provisions that may help reduce the tax burden for some Americans. Here's a look at some of the most valuable new or newly extended tax breaks for 2008 filers. The alternative minimum tax is a...
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