Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
As the stock market goes through gyrations rarely if ever seen before on Wall Street, maybe it's time for investors and bill-payers to rethink that budget first formed when banks didn't have "for sale" signs on them, and "banker's hours" were to be envied, not applied to time spent at the unemployment office. That free toaster when you opened a...
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Taxpayers dread the prospect of facing an IRS audit. You can, however, take steps to minimize the likelihood that you'll be audited -- or ensure a more positive experience if you are, according to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. What's it all about? In an audit, the IRS contacts the taxpayer to verify some of the information contained...
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By:
Emily Schmitt, JE Feature
Bottled water sales are slowing -- inspiring both sides of a water war to argue over whether this is just a ripple, or whether the bottled-water industry will be washed up for good. Wholesale bottled water sales topped $11 billion in 2007, still up from $10.8 billion in 2006. But sales growth running about 2.3 percent in 2008 is a...
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Fredda Sacharow, JE Feature
" ... Synagogues struggled under heavy financial burdens and mortgage debts, watched their memberships shrink, and were often forced to curtail programs and dismiss personnel. ... [The crisis] threatened both the economic health and substantive role of synagogues." University of Pennsylvania historian Beth S. Wenger was writing about another large city and another financial crisis in her 1996 book, New...
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When stocks take a plunge, can a couple's love life take a dive, too?
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Has the stalled, sinking and downright sorry economy -- and the abysmal economic conditions it has wrought -- cast a cold, even icy, spell over the loving relationships normally enjoyed by couples? And because of hard times -- and the attendant money worries that they bring -- are men and women taking things out on each other, and being intimate...
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