Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775

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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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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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
We've suffered a great trauma over the past two years, and though we seem to be on the mend, the aftershocks linger. Eyeing nervously the recent 50 percent rise in the market, we wonder whether it will continue, or if we will be disappointed once again. Is this the proverbial "sucker's rally"? Will the autumnal months of September and October...
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Standing atop the Theingyizay Bridge overpass in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), I sensed the exhilarating roar of hundreds of buyers and sellers float up to me from the Mahabandula Street market below. Arguing, bargaining, shouting and pleading, these skilled and persuasive Burmese merchants hover over their goods spread out in carts and on blankets. It's simply a buyer's dream: watches,...
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Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
SENIOR MOMENTS As a geriatrician, I am always interested in the latest literature and theories on Alzheimer's disease, one of the scourges of modern times. With more and more people living to older ages, the number of people suffering from dementia is estimated to be more than 5 million in the United States alone. This fact was published in the...
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