Monday, March 30, 2015 Nisan 10, 5775

By:
Scott D. Warshaw
If China and Japan change their minds, could the United States have a problem? Since 1980, America has imported more than it has exported. It makes up for this trade deficit by issuing Treasury bonds and other debt instruments. Foreign governments have long lined up to buy them. China holds almost $800 billion of U.S. Treasuries. That's the April 2009...
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Fred D. Snitzer, JE Feature
We've suffered a great trauma over the past two years, and though we seem to be on the mend, the aftershocks linger. Eyeing nervously the recent 50 percent rise in the market, we wonder whether it will continue, or if we will be disappointed once again. Is this the proverbial "sucker's rally"? Will the autumnal months of September and October...
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Standing atop the Theingyizay Bridge overpass in Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar (Burma), I sensed the exhilarating roar of hundreds of buyers and sellers float up to me from the Mahabandula Street market below. Arguing, bargaining, shouting and pleading, these skilled and persuasive Burmese merchants hover over their goods spread out in carts and on blankets. It's simply a buyer's dream: watches,...
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By:
Todd H. Goldberg, M.D.
SENIOR MOMENTS As a geriatrician, I am always interested in the latest literature and theories on Alzheimer's disease, one of the scourges of modern times. With more and more people living to older ages, the number of people suffering from dementia is estimated to be more than 5 million in the United States alone. This fact was published in the...
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
If you're planning to become engaged this holiday season, you're not alone. According to a Modern Bride survey, more than 25 percent of all couples initiate their plans to tie the knot in November and December. If you're among the couples who soon will begin wedding planning, it's important to remember that while your engagement is the first step toward...
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