Saturday, November 29, 2014 Kislev 7, 5775
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Craig Langweiler- JE Feature
<p>When many people hear the term &quot;asset allocation,&quot; they immediately think of an efficient frontier diagram and the work of a pioneering economist.</p> <p>A 25-year-old student at the University of Chicago back in the early 1950s, Harry M. Markowitz really needed a thesis topic. In a chance meeting, a stock broker suggested that he investigate the stock market.</p> <p>At the...
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Frank Rosci- JE Feature
Eytan Schwartz is "The Ambassador," also the name of the mega-popular Israeli TV show/competition won by the 30-year-old this past year. The show, which airs on Israel's Channel 2, begins its second season this month. In addition to all the acclaim and recognition he received as the so-called "Israeli Apprentice" - since the show, created by Keshet Production Company, Tel...
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Gloria Hayes Kremer- JE Feature
So you think you send that lovely Valentine's Day card because you are such a sweet, thoughtful person? Perhaps - but not necessarily, says Dr. Frank Melone, a retired psychologist from Pennsylvania State University, who believes some people send cards because of real sentiment while others are inspired by psychological and hidden motives. And while it's far from a Jewish-oriented...
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M.J. Fine, Jewish E Feature
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M.J Fine-JE Feature
Most concert documents are taped in front of an audience. Cat Power''s live DVD, "Speaking for Trees," featured Chan Marshall alone in the woods with a guitar. Self-consciously arty? No doubt. But it suited the sullen singer, giving her a chance to ramble without the distraction of people staring at her. Marshall is an uncomfortable performer, and her shows have...
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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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