Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774
For students across the country, the beginning of a new school year is just around the corner. And, if you haven't started your back-to-school shopping yet, you may soon find yourself dealing with large crowds and pricey cash-register totals. Back-to-school spending is expected to jump 6.9 percent this year, and families with school-aged children are expected to spend a total...
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How consumers fare in the good life
Luxury consumers in the United States and much of Western Europe are remarkably similar in many ways, especially in the emphasis consumers place on experiences, rather than something that one has or owns, according to a report just released by the Consumer Research Center of the Conference Board. The report was sponsored by Condé Nast Publications, Gucci Group, Gibson USA,...
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
In a forum that has become as highly anticipated for the potential of its promise as for its proven results, IMBA (International MBA) students, full-time MBA students, domestic and foreign companies, nonprofit organizations and investors were brought together under the same roof for the ninth consecutive year by Temple University's Fox School of Business and Management through its Global Innovation...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Thinking about annuity plans? An extended nonqualified annuity strategy can provide an extension of tax deferral and allow for a more tax-efficient transfer of assets to multiple generations. The strategy should be discussed with those contract owners who plan to pass their annuity to heirs. Additionally, there are creative features that can be utilized to help ensure the client's goals...
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Israeli company advances access to medical records
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Ordinarily, a family doctor maintains an inventory of each patient's medical history. But say the patient visits an outside specialist, or receives treatment at an emergency room. Without a complete record on hand, the attending physician has no baseline from which to refer, and thus may misunderstand the symptoms, order unnecessary tests -- even make a medical error. DbMotion, an...
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