Thursday, September 18, 2014 Elul 23, 5774

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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
The savings habits of American consumers raised eyebrows in 2005 when it was widely reported that the personal savings rate tracked by the Commerce Department actually fell to zero. It seemed like an event with potentially ominous repercussions, especially when you consider that Americans saved 10.8 percent of their after-tax income in 1984. That rate has been drifting downward ever...
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Joel L. Naroff, JE Feature
The good news is that the labor market is solid; the bad news is that the labor market is solid. And while that may sound like an economist joke, it isn't. What should make us all smile is that the economy is now an efficient job-creation machine: U.S. businesses and governments added a very respectable 211,000 new positions in March...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
Many of us in this country, and certainly in the Delaware Valley, long for the day we can be in business for ourselves. That fact was quite evident recently as dozens of men and women sat in the auditorium of the Federal Reserve Bank in Center City recently minding their own businesses - asking questions and helped along by the...
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Casablanca and you -perfect together May 11, 2006
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
The joys of visiting Morocco? One of them certainly is Casablanca. It may not be the prettiest city, but it is busy: busy port, busy streets, busy hotels, busy stores and busy restaurants. Ah, Casablanca … with its broad avenues, skyscrapers and luxury hotels in the "new city," and traditional, much smaller, block whitish-gray houses in many of the "old...
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As a guidance counselor for the School District of Philadelphia, Linda Dubin Garfield always taught her students to follow their dreams. But it wasn't until she retired in 2002 that she actually practiced what she preached when it came to her life. From the age of 8, Garfield was interested in art, but "never felt good enough at it." So...
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