Monday, September 22, 2014 Elul 27, 5774
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Michael Trantas, JE Feature
It's a question every business owner needs to ask him or herself - what would happen if I lost all of my computer files because I don't have a backup system? Business would surely be affected, and much productivity would be lost. What do you do if the business can't afford the cost of a tape backup system? This is...
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As of this week, everyone who is entitled to Medicare Part A or enrolled in Medicare Part B will need to decide whether to enroll in Medicare's new prescription-drug benefit. Medicare Part D, as it is called, begins Jan. 1. According to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, this new Medicare plan can offer savings on prescription drugs. Medicare...
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Energy consumption is on the rise, and the depletion of fossil fuels has become a growing problem in the United States. According to the United States Department of Energy, the U.S. uses almost a million dollars of electricity a minute, which is equivalent to approximately $525.6 billion each year. On a smaller scale, the average American family spends nearly $1,500...
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Current attempts to curtail government spending in Washington and Harrisburg have social-service advocates concerned that those who depend on government funds for everything from health care to job training might be left in the lurch. During a Center City forum focusing on policy issues affecting low-income families, sponsored by the United Way of Eastern Pennsylvania - of which the Jewish...
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Money Maven
By:
Craig G. Langweiler
With nearly half of the companies in the S&P 500 having reported their quarterly earnings, 69 percent have beaten analysts' estimates, up from the 62 percent that did last year and the 59 percent that normally do, according to Thomson Financial. Earnings are currently running 13.1 percent above last year's double-digit increase, according to Standard & Poor's. If this pace...
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