Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Sivan 9, 5775
A busy schedule redefines life's 'bottom line'
By:
Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Stacey Cohen is a billionaire. She's also a philanthropist, lifestyle guru, actress and author. And while her charities are uppermost in her mind, she notes that just as a business venture seeks return on an investment, philanthropy does to. "You want to make sure society benefits," says Cohen, who believes that her giving "makes her feel wealthy in her heart."...
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Lower mortgages, overextended sellers ... Time to find a bargain?
By:
Adriana Loeff, JE Feature
Marianela Cordoba and her husband, Abraham Telechanski, a professional couple in their mid-30s, are comfortable in their brand-new rented apartment in New York's Spanish Harlem. They have a concierge dressed in red, a garage, and a shuttle to take them to the train station. Four months ago, they weren't even thinking of leaving. But now they're looking for a house...
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By:
Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
Do we Americans expect too much out of our economy, and when the economy doesn't deliver, do we expect too much out of our government? It's easy to cast aspersions on America's spending habits, self-absorption and provincialism, but these criticisms are usually overdone, unwarranted and motivated by the envy of others. Nevertheless, in the current clamor of an election year...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Weather is common fare for small talk, but it's difficult to think of many topics that can have a bigger effect on economic activity. It's not a coincidence that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration -- the federal agency that studies and forecasts weather -- is run by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Take, for example, the most publicized weather...
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By:
Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
Opening and operating a business are acts of hope, expressions of confidence in the future. So it follows that a small business is not a place where people spend much time thinking about death or disability. Sometimes, the demands of business are so great that it may seem as though nothing else matters, which may explain why only 17 percent...
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