Sunday, November 23, 2014 Kislev 1, 5775
Like a wounded animal, the credit crisis of 2007 refuses to die, much to the consternation of market participants, who thought that -- like the crises of 1987 and 1998 -- this one would also be killed off with another shot of Fed liquidity. A famously impatient lot, we Americans don't like problems; when they do occur, we like them...
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Three companies strive to put the O.U. out there
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
When some activity or circumstance isn't quite right, it's often said that the thing in question just isn't "kosher." Not so with today's kosher business, in which everything from cough medicine to chocolate candy is getting that special seal of approval when warranted. The growing list of products includes a number of new food items, too, such as Kosher ChefsDiet...
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It may only be October, but now is a good time to work on cutting your 2007 tax bill, say officials with the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Here are some strategies you can put into action: · Max out retirement savings. One of the best ways to trim your tax bill is to make the maximum allowable contribution...
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Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
Subprime, subprime, subprime. That is all we seem to hear these days. The stock market bounces violently every time a mortgage lender or hedge fund gets hit by subprime mortgage problems. The Fed is forced to express awareness that credit standards have been tightened because of the subprime concerns. All the while, the economy continues to grow somewhat sluggishly. So,...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
The arrival of the New Year offers another opportunity to reflect on the passage of time and the cycles of human behavior. Even as life around us changes at a rapid pace -- in the form of iPhones, iPods, Treos, BlackBerrys, e-mail and all the other technological inventions that allegedly make our life easier -- certain eternal themes reappear every...
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