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  • The roadmap to freedom from debt

    By Julie Bien

    March 12, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    JoAnneh Nagler and her husband know firsthand how destructive financial debt can be to a relationship.

    “Our first marriage wasn’t able to withstand the financial pressure of [nearly $20,000 of] debt, so we divorced,” said Nagler, author of the book “The Debt-Free Spending Plan.” ...

  • Israel’s debt-ridden Hadassah hospital gets 3-month creditor reprieve

    February 11, 2014 | 6:38 pm

    Israel's top Hadassah hospitals centre won three-month court protection from creditors on Tuesday after racking up a debt of 1.3 billion shekels ($369 million) and grappling with a week-old strike by doctors and nurses.

    The crisis has cast a shadow over the flagship institution...

  • Congress ends default threat, Obama signs debt bill

    October 16, 2013 | 9:41 pm

    Congress approved an 11th-hour deal to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world's biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default that could have threatened financial calamity on Wednesday.

    Capping weeks of political brinkmanship that had unnerved...

  • Sequester shenanigans

    September 30, 2013 | 1:43 pm

    The federal budget for fiscal year 2013 expires September 30, and a new one is nowhere in sight. The arbitrary and capricious cuts of the sequester begun in March are slated to continue for ten years unless Congress acts. The national debt ceiling must be raised in mid-October, and...

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  • U.S. nears deal for $1 billion in Egypt debt relief, a senior U.S. official says

    September 4, 2012 | 10:10 am

    The Obama administration is close to a deal with Egypt's new government for $1 billion in debt relief, a senior U.S. official said on Monday, as Washington seeks to help Cairo shore up its ailing economy in the aftermath of its pro-democracy uprising.

    U.S. diplomats and...

  • With debt crisis looming, Jewish service groups are on alert

    July 26, 2011 | 3:45 pm

    Jewish service groups are telling their constituents to be on guard for a possible government shutdown or slowdown after Aug. 2, when the United States is scheduled to hit its debt ceiling.

    What that means is not yet clear: The government isn’t saying what it will stop paying for or...

  • With the Center for Jewish History debt free, its founding chairman steps down

    May 24, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    One night back in 1985, businessman Bruce Slovin was walking home from a corporate board meeting with a lawyer named Joe Greenberger when Greenberger asked him about his involvement in the Jewish world.

    Slovin responded that he wasn’t at all active, so Greenberger invited him to...

  • On the Credit crisis, Obama Needs to Change Course

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 17, 2009 | 10:32 pm

    So far, I think Obama has done a tremendous job as president.  He has now gotten two hugely important bills through Congress, the stimulus package and the budget, and has made signal efforts to open up stem-cell research and to overturn various ill-advised Bush orders and policies. ...

  • The Los Angeles Bagels

    By Marty Kaplan

    December 8, 2008 | 6:09 pm



    This blog post originally appeared July 9, 2008 and returns to the front page due to popular demand.


    HRWhat’s the difference between Sam Zell’s Los Angeles Times and Sam’s Bagels on Larchmont?

    None, if you take Mr. Zell’s words to heart. He told his Tribune Co. employees in June...

  • The Los Angeles Bagels

    By Marty Kaplan

    July 9, 2008 | 10:30 pm

    What's the difference between Sam Zell's Los Angeles Times and Sam's Bagels on Larchmont?

    None, if you take Mr. Zell's words to heart. He told his Tribune Co. employees in June that "we're in the business of satisfying customers, and we will respond to what they say they want."...

  • Milken JCC board rejects Federation offer

    By Jane Ulman

    June 14, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The future of the The New JCC at Milken in West Hills, which serves thousands of Jews in the West Valley, including 125 preschoolers and 700 seniors, is still uncertain.

    Despite a debt of $250,000 and the loss of nearly one-third of its members following the closure of its pool by...
  • Briefs: The Milken JCC pool; Valley Cities JCC fundraiser; Iran divestment bill moving forward

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Federation Asks Milken JCC to Relinquish Property Rights

    With little notice, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles closed the Olympic-sized swimming pool at The New JCC at Milken on April 25, citing possible mold damage but having already been issued a permit on April 11 by...
  • Passover Rescue

    By Uriel Heilman

    March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Five months ago, Beatrice Ballageure was struggling to make ends meet as a single, 47-year-old Jewish woman living in the capital city of an economically depressed Argentina. She had lost her job several months earlier, but she owned her own apartment and had enough money in the bank...

  • The Complete Bar/Bat Mitzvah

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    America's largest bagel chain finds itself in the hole.
    The Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp., which owns 539 bagel shops across the United States, announced last month that it won't be able to pay off a $125 million debt and may haveto shut down unless it finds new financing. Other bagel...

  • Collecting an Unpaid Debt

    By Wendy J. Madnick

    January 21, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Campus organizations often go overlooked or get taken for granted by students and alumni alike. Hillel at Pierce and Valley Colleges has those problems -- and then some. Try serving thousands of students on multiple campuses with a small staff and a smaller budget. And from an office...

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