Sunday, January 25, 2015 Shevat 5, 5775

By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
It must be both a fascinating and horrendous time to be a professional economist. On the one hand, you have court-side seats to the mother of all financial crises, occurring right before your eyes in real time. You don't have to pour through hundreds of dissertations about the Great Depression, read newspaper clippings from the 1930s or create complex, but...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
In October 2008, Congress passed a $700 billion emergency bill designed to help shore up the nation's financial system. Fortunately, it also included a few provisions that may help reduce the tax burden for some Americans. Here's a look at some of the most valuable new or newly extended tax breaks for 2008 filers. The alternative minimum tax is a...
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By:
Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
The beat goes on, the beat goes on. Unfortunately, the drumbeat pounding the rhythm to the brain is not soothing. As the data continue to pour in, the picture of an economy in crisis becomes clearer. Jobs are being lost at an extraordinary pace, the unemployment rate is rising sharply, and confidence remains at lows not seen before. Into the...
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But what happens when life inserts itself into an idyllic atmosphere?
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
It was going to be a weekend about wolves as I packed swimsuits, rain gear, meals and the family into my trusty Siena van and embarked on a four-hour drive across the Pacific Northwest to Olympia, Wash. After carefully perusing material from the Great Wolf Lodge, my husband and I had figured that despite the high price tag, we couldn't...
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If the typical tourist experience bores you to tears, and you can't take yet another bus tour, then adventure travel just might be for you. Among thrill-seeking travelers, Scotland is quickly becoming known as a popular, action-packed destination. Adventure travel is typically defined as experiencing the culture and tradition of a destination in an adrenaline-pumping approach. No souvenir shops or...
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