Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

Why one frustrated spouse thinks it deserves its own cell
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Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Some women fantasize about handsome, muscle-sculpted men; others about luxurious, tropical resorts. Me, I fantasize about dropping my husband's BlackBerry into a tall glass of water and watching its farewell bubbles as it drifts slowly to the bottom. I would grin with satisfaction at a blank screen that can no longer buzz and ring at inopportune moments, and no longer...
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A Phils' booster who's old enough to be Manuels' mom and Cole Hamels' grand slam of a fan
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The path to the pennant may have crisscrossed the nation -- and North America for that matter -- but the Phils' road show hasn't spent as long on the run as Harriette "Hattie" Gubel. And which turnpike was she on? "I, 95," says Gubel, road-warrior extraordinaire. Indeed, the 95-year-old Phillie fanatic is root-root-rooting for the home team away from home;...
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By:
Michael L. Schwartz
Every decade spawns market gurus who make a few correct calls, get media attention, then fizzle out. In the 1960s, we had Gerry Tsai and Fred Carr, mutual-fund gunslingers. In the 1970s, we had Joe Granville and Henry Kaufmann. In the 1980s, it was Robert Prechter and Elaine Garzarelli. The 1990s had the high-flying Internet stock managers. Today, Nouriel Roubini...
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Scott D. Warshaw
If China and Japan change their minds, could the United States have a problem? Since 1980, America has imported more than it has exported. It makes up for this trade deficit by issuing Treasury bonds and other debt instruments. Foreign governments have long lined up to buy them. China holds almost $800 billion of U.S. Treasuries. That's the April 2009...
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If there's a silver lining to the recession, it's the competition that's driving businesses in nearly every industry to woo consumers with ever-escalating deals. That's good news for you -- the smart shopper -- but it can be time-consuming to separate the hype and hollow promises from the truly great deals out there. Online coupon and deal Web sites, in...
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