Friday, July 31, 2015 Av 15, 5775

By:
Elyse Glickman, JE Feature
In recent years, Argentines, especially those in the Jewish community, have worked hard to put historical events and political controversies aside to improve relationships outside and inside the country. Although images of the tango, Eva Perón and hidden Nazi war criminals have planted varying images of Argentina in the minds of those living outside of it, there are vivid, inspiring...
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If there's a silver lining to the recession, it's the competition that's driving businesses in nearly every industry to woo consumers with ever-escalating deals. That's good news for you -- the smart shopper -- but it can be time-consuming to separate the hype and hollow promises from the truly great deals out there. Online coupon and deal Web sites, in...
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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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By:
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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By:
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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