Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Returning from the Thanksgiving vacation, the market, as represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, continued to digest more financial data, reassessed the scale and scope of the credit crisis, recalibrated the chance for a recession in 2008, and proceeded to throw up, falling 236 points and ending the day at 12,743. Over the next two days, it rebounded, gaining...
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The Catskills of the Dominican Republic? And why not?
By:
Bill Wine, JE Feature
If you refashioned a Catskill Mountains resort from the 1950s into a cruise ship and then sailed it through a time machine to the Dominican Republic, you'd end up in Punta Cana. That's where the Borscht Belt has given way to the Coconut Cape. There's not a mountain or a lox-and-onion omelette or a raincoat in sight. But relaxation, pleasure...
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More and more patients over 80 are going in for coronary surgery
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
People are living longer than ever these days -- some to 100 and beyond -- and they're having all sorts of medical procedures as they age, including heart surgery for patients 80 and older. Yet inevitable questions follow suit: How does that operation fit into the picture of maintaining health and quality of life for the elderly, and is someone...
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By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Business leaders in Pennsylvania have been given a choice: Let the government decide how their tax money will be spent, or steer a chunk of it toward providing scholarship opportunities for primary-and secondary-school students. For many, it's a no-brainer. The Education Improvement Tax Credit Program -- set up by the state of Pennsylvania -- offers businesses a tax credit that...
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Sandra Roberts, the teacher behind a middle-school Holocaust-awareness project in rural Tennessee that garnered international attention and praise, recently paid a visit to Gratz College in Melrose Park, where she spoke on the importance of teaching tolerance and cultural diversity to children. Roberts -- "the teacher who started it all," as the advertisement for the program described her -- was...
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