Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774

Recession may be ending, but, oh, those bumps along the way
By:
Joel L. Naroff
The longest recession since the end of the Great Depression is just about over. Consumers are spending, housing is improving, manufacturing is rebounding, and even the services sector is showing signs of life -- or so they say. But why isn't everyone happy? Simple. A rising unemployment rate is not something that makes people want to smile. Unfortunately, that problem...
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Latin American Jews spark new companies targeting their heritage
By:
Julie Sobel, JE Feature
They call themselves Jewbans, Mexi-Jews, Jewminicans or Kosher-Ricans. They can be found eating guacamole on matzah on Passover or drinking kosher tequila on Cinco de Mayo. Their ranks include Geraldo Rivera, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Brett Rattner. Latin American Jews number in the hundreds of thousands, but they have traditionally flown under the radar, in part because of discrimination and even...
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By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Portland is one of America's greenest cities, a place where half the power comes from renewable sources and a quarter of the Oregon city's workforce commutes by bike, carpool or public transit. You wouldn't necessarily expect Portland's eco-friendliness to manifest in a toilet stall, but that was the unlikely site of my first introduction. I'd just landed in the city...
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By:
Beth Forman Rondinelli, JE Feature
I am lucky. Today is the day. It is my last day of undergoing radiation for breast cancer. At least, I'm hoping it will be. It is a great day -- or is it? Sure, I won't have to drive a half-hour to the cancer center each way for a few minutes of lying on a table, baring everything above...
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Yes, and despite some improvements, the battle's not over
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It's the acronym that sends chills down the spine of every parent of a newborn: SIDS, a syndrome that is terrifying for its lack of explanation and for striking with seeming abandon. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome accounts for the loss of some 2,500 babies each year in the United States, although the numbers could be higher, according to Dr. Betty...
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