Saturday, July 12, 2014 Tammuz 14, 5774

Investing
By:
Fred D. Snitzer
The stock market followed similar patterns during the years 2003 and 2004, limping along for much of the year, going neither up nor down, and remaining as flat as a pancake through the summer. Then, as if toying with our emotions, it shot up in the last quarter and ended in positive territory for the year. We all breathed a...
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It's been two years since the School District of Philadelphia has included discussions about the Middle East in its history and social-studies curriculums. According to officials, the district's teachers are no longer encouraged to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the United State's military action in Iraq. The problem, according to Jewish community officials, is that teachers are always free to...
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Avian flu is in the air, but is its danger being overhyped?
By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
With cases of Avian - the so-called "bird" flu - confirmed recently in wild birds in Turkey, Romania and Mongolia, health officials in the United States are taking necessary steps to educate citizens about the disease, while work toward creating a vaccine against the potentially deadly virus proceeds at a rapid pace. Avian flu - the H5N1 strain of influenza...
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Yocheved Miriam Russo, JE Feature
Old Jaffa, one of the most ancient ports in the entire world, just isn't the same anymore. Of course, the stunning azure Mediterranean kisses the white sand, just as it always has. And the lush palm trees gracing the skyline weren't planted yesterday. But Old Jaffa - the jewel of Israel - is all-new, ready to assert itself as a...
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Money Maven
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Craig G. Langweiler
I've heard about a new Roth 401(k) account. Could you please explain the details, and who is eligible? Beginning on Jan. 1, 2006, a 401(k) plan will be able to offer a Roth feature with the same basic attributes as the current Roth IRA. But in the new 401(k) version, anyone - regardless of annual income - will be able...
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