Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Sivan 23, 5776

Real estate needs more than that, but does it really need the big feet of government?
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Michael L. Schwartz, JE Feature
What started as a trickle about two years ago, with a softening in the real estate market, has now turned into a full-blown watershed event with this week's congressional action or inaction -- rescue or surrender -- as evidence. Our world financial system has changed dramatically with credit markets freezing up, investment banks going belly up, the U.S. government bailing...
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Roy S. Gutterman, JE Feature
Sitting at "The Matchmaker's" dining-room table, I began filling out the forms she said she'd give to her private investigator to complete my background check. From where I sat, I could see into her bedroom, where her bed was still unmade. It seemed incongruous that a businesswoman who's so clearly focused on appearances would not only have a guy totally...
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Beneviste "Benny" Natan calls himself a "regular guy" who just happens to spend his days working on a particularly challenging problem: How to build a better weapon. Natan runs the Missile Pro-pulsion Laboratory at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa. On September 19, he told a Center City audience -- about 45 local donors to Israel's oldest institute of...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Because of the effects of climate change and globalization, the world right now faces "incredible opportunities masquerading as insolvable problems," said Thomas Friedman on a recent visit to Philadelphia. The New York Times columnist and best-selling author of The World Is Flat was in town for a World Affairs Council luncheon to promote his new book, Hot, Flat, and Crowded...
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