Saturday, November 22, 2014 Heshvan 29, 5775

By:
Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Even though the United States is facing record gas prices, uncertainty about the overblown housing market and devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the economy is on course to experience steady growth, according to Anthony M. Santomero, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. "It is my view that, at the end of the day, these developments may slow the...
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Zara Myers, JE Feature
The Bernstein brothers - Howard, Mark, Neil and Larry -grew up in a "nurturing Jewish home" in Northeast Philadelphia where Israel was a "focal point." In fact, an $18 check was written to every Jewish organization that asked, and playing sports and being competitive was a way of life, according to Howard Bernstein. Since 2002, he and his brother, Mark,...
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Investing
By:
Fred D. Snitzer
How many times have you stumbled across sentences like this one and tried vainly to understand it on the first try: "This year, our company leveraged our new open architecture platform to create compelling synergies across all our business units, creating a win-win cross pollination of ideas and a scalable value proposition that led to our best-of-breed products." Uh-huh. If...
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Rita Charleston, JE Feature
When I was about 16 or so, I remember attending a family affair that sort of bored me - until, that is, I saw a tall, dark and rather handsome stranger in a corner of the room. I approached without reservation - as a teenager who wanted to become a writer might do - and began a conversation. I not...
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Visit the site where the national anthem was born
By:
Mort Alper, JE Feature
The bombardment of Fort McHenry began at dawn on Sept. 13, 1813. From a U.S. ship under British guard, Americans Francis Scott Key and his friend, a Dr. Beames, witnessed the onslaught of cast-iron bombshells that filled the sky. They could only hope that the fort would weather the assault. For 24 hours, the British fleet kept up their outpouring...
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