Friday, April 18, 2014 Nisan 18, 5774
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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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A pair of large dogs follow Donna Paul around her modest, two-story home in Elkins Park, keeping her company and offering a sense of comfort as she spends her days looking for a job. Reminders are everywhere that life for her and her three grown children -- they're between the ages of 17 and 24, and all live at home...
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First in an Ongoing Series At the age of 53, Jay Blum is starting over. For 30 years, the father of two grown children sold print ads for publications like Philadelphia Magazine and The Northeast Times. But in December, Blum's most recent employer, The News Gleaner, a community paper that covered the Northeast, shut down. For the first time since...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
Earlier this month, members of Or Hadash: A Reconstructionist Congregation in Fort Washington received a timely letter from their rabbi and other synagogue officials. The letter outlined measures the congregation is adopting to ease worshippers through difficult fiscal times: creating a synagogue-wide job bank, offering a seminar on resources available to those in need and holding a "Nosh With Rabbi...
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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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