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  • Zuckerberg Ties the Knot but Money Trumps Marriage

    By Ilana Angel

    May 22, 2012 | 7:16 am

    Mark Zuckerberg got married.  Mazel Tov.  He is a Jew, she is a Gentile, and so another one bites the dust.  Priscilla Chan is a nice young doctor so that’s a sweet Jewish touch, but we really know nothing about this couple or how their wedding went down.  What we do know for sure...

  • Palestinian Authority blames Gaza for deficit mess

    April 11, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Paying for the upkeep of the Gaza Strip while its political rival actively blocks revenues flowing back is taking its toll on the deficit-racked Palestinian Authority.

    The Western-backed PA, many of whose top leaders belong to the mainstream Fatah movement, says it has poured around...

  • Crisis-hit Greek Jews fear for their future

    April 5, 2012 | 11:46 am

    Patricia Alcalay, 24, has been unemployed since she finished her nursing degree in December 2010. Her father lost his job four months ago, a year shy of retirement.

    Her older sister, who was studying abroad, meanwhile, found work in the Netherlands and is not coming back to Greece...

  • Sheldon Adelson on Newt: ‘He’s at the end of his line’

    By Jay Firestone

    March 28, 2012 | 3:26 pm

    Sheldon Adelson, who with wife Miri, has given more than $15 million to the Newt Gingrich Super PAC Winning Our Future, said Monday he believes Gingrich is “at the end of his line” regarding the race for the Republican presidential nomination. 

    Adelson was speaking informally...

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  • Lawmakers query Obama officials on P.A. funding, statehood push

    March 20, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    Top Obama administration officials faced tough questions from lawmakers on funding for the Palestinian Authority and its efforts to seek statehood recognition.

    During a hearing Tuesday of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), probed the U.S....

  • Fatah: Iran paid Hamas to block Palestinian deal

    March 20, 2012 | 12:07 pm

    Iran paid the Islamist group Hamas to block a deal with the rival Fatah movement that would have ended a five-year rift between the two main Palestinian factions, a Fatah spokesman said on Tuesday.

    He said Tehran recently resumed financial aid to Hamas which it had suspended six...

  • Wall Street shock wave in rear-view mirror

    March 19, 2012 | 10:35 am

    On the day after his op-ed piece appeared in The New York Times of March 14, 2012, Greg Smith, a midlevel executive in the London office of Goldman Sachs had generated 19 million entries on Google.  By three days later, that number had risen to 134 million.

    Smith’s announcement of...

  • Goldman banker always stuck to principles, former teacher

    March 15, 2012 | 4:49 pm

    Greg Smith was a principled and competitive student, the kind of person whose strong sense of right and wrong probably pushed him to resign from Goldman Sachs in a scathing letter to an international newspaper, his former teacher and coach said.

    A quiet, unassuming child, the South...

  • Is an annuity right for you?

    March 15, 2012 | 11:10 am

    Grandpa’s fixed pension, that sweet and steady stream of income that started on the day he retired, is nearing extinction. Most Americans today will retire not on company checks, but on personal savings and Social Security. With interest rates low, the stock market jumpy and Congress...

  • Can't buy me love

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    March 15, 2012 | 10:39 am

    It feels like spring, but there’s little love in the air for Mitt Romney.  The GOP frontrunner expected to have his party’s nomination sewn up by now so he could focus on sending Barack Obama back to Chicago.  But too many Republicans just can’t find it in their hearts to embrace the...

  • Mega-millionaire, Age 95,  Says, ‘You Can Do It!’

    By Ryan E. Smith

    March 15, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Mega-millionaire Stanley A. Dashew, 95, has some words of wisdom for anyone trying to make it in today’s tough economy: You can do it.

    It’s no secret, he says. In fact, it’s the title of the book, “You Can Do It!: Inspiration & Lessons From an Inventor, Entrepreneur, & Sailor,”...

  • Did you transact your business honestly?

    March 14, 2012 | 5:48 pm

    “When a person is led in for judgment [in the next world], God asks: ‘Did you transact your business honestly? Did you fix times for the study of the Torah? Did you fulfill your duty to establish a family?’ ”
    —Rava (Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 31a)

    The very first question that God...

  • POLL: Most Americans would back US strike over Iran nuclear weapon

    March 13, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    A majority of Americans would support U.S. military action against Iran if there were evidence that Tehran is building nuclear weapons, even if such action led to higher gasoline prices, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Tuesday.

    The poll showed 56 percent of Americans would support...

  • Oracle’s Ellison top Jewish billionaire on Forbes list

    March 13, 2012 | 2:04 pm

    Oracle founder Larry Ellison is top ranked among Jewish individuals, appearing sixth on the Forbes magazine’s annual list of world billionaires, with $36 billion.

    Ellison held the same ranking last year, but with $28 billion.

    Casino and hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson, with $24.9...

  • U.S. Treasury looking into Gov. Rendell fees from terror group

    March 13, 2012 | 10:22 am

    The U.S. Treasury Department is investigating speaking fees allegedly paid to former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on behalf of a State Department-designated terrorist organization.

    The Treasury Department is seeking to subpoena records of payments made by backers of the...

  • How to get paid what you want

    February 16, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    Whether you’re looking for a new job or are a recent graduate, you might be so thrilled to get a job offer — any offer — that you settle for less than you should.  Here are five strategies to get paid what you really want:

    Tip 1: Don’t provide salary history. Keep your...

  • The high cost of how women relate to money

    February 16, 2012 | 11:46 am

    There are a number of topics society has told us we aren’t supposed to discuss in mixed company. Religion, for example, has long been a forbidden subject between people of different faiths. Politics is mostly swept under the rug among people of different parties. Money, something...

  • Billionaire Adopts Girlfriend - UPDATED

    By Ilana Angel

    February 10, 2012 | 1:01 am

    John Goodman is very wealthy.  He was a child of privilege, but as wealthy as he was growing up, he’s richer now.  He founded the International Polo Club and is a billionaire.  That’s with a B.  He is not only a billionaire, but also a pig, coward, and disgusting.

    Two years ago,...

  • S**T Gentiles say to Jews…

    By Julia Bendis

    February 2, 2012 | 3:25 pm

    After one of my hissy fits over yet another moronic comment by a non-Jew, I decided it was time to sit down and write out ALL of the idiotic things I’ve heard over the years.  So, strap on your seat-belts, lean back, relax and enjoy:

    • I hope you don’t take this personally, but if...
  • Alexander Levin’s got a name (and cash), but does he have a plan?

    January 30, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Ukrainian Jewish leader and real estate mogul Alexander L. Levin came to New York last week to launch the latest international Jewish organization with a grandiose name. Called the World Forum for Russian Jewry, this one aims to harness the power of Russian-speaking Jews the world...

  • Insights for investors from one who knows firsthand

    January 18, 2012 | 5:06 pm

    Rebecca Rothstein, a managing director at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Beverly Hills, focuses on helping high net worth and ultra-high net worth investors with estate, tax and financial planning. But she hasn’t always been a Barron’s top 100 financial advisor. A high-school...

  • Palestinians to raise taxes, cut costs to curb deficit

    January 9, 2012 | 3:56 pm

    The Palestinian Authority will have to raise income tax and cut costs in 2012 to counter lower-than-expected foreign aid donations, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has said.

    The authority’s growing financial difficulties coincide with a period of high political uncertainty for the...

  • Katy Perry’s preacher father slams Jews in sermon

    January 9, 2012 | 10:16 am

    The father of pop star Katy Perry, a preacher at an Ohio church, ranted against Jews during a sermon.

    “You know how to make the Jew jealous? Have some money, honey,” Keith Hudson, 63, said during a recent sermon at the Church on the Rise in Westlake, the Daily Mail reported.

    “You...

  • It’s Our Money, Honey!

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    January 4, 2012 | 6:39 pm

    My boyfriend and I haven’t even been dating a year and we’re already fighting about a divorce settlement.  Not our divorce settlement, but how much Kobe Bryant’s wife should get.  And then Mel Gibson’s wife.  And somehow it all circles back to Ron Burkle.

    In California, the...

  • Opinion: On the money

    By David Suissa

    December 22, 2011 | 11:40 am

    What do you do when you run out of money? When you’re about to be evicted from your home, or having trouble feeding your kids, or simply can’t afford the basic necessities of life? What happens, also, when you can’t afford certain things you consider crucial — like sending...

  • Opinion: In defense of acquiring material things

    By Dennis Prager

    December 22, 2011 | 11:00 am

    Every year around Christmas and Chanukah time, writers, commentators, pundits and many rabbis, priests and ministers exhort Americans against spending money on things. We are too materialistic, we are told every year. Happiness, not to mention a meaningful life, depends on our having...

  • Police and Los Angeles protesters skirmish, eviction delayed

    November 28, 2011 | 11:42 am

    Police in riot gear held back on clearing out anti-Wall Street protesters who defied a deadline to abandon their 8-week-old encampment outside Los Angeles City Hall on Monday but opened streets for morning commuters before pulling back.

    About 2,000 demonstrators remained at the Los...

  • Egypt unrest may hasten currency crisis

    November 21, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Violent unrest in Egypt threatens to accelerate the country’s slide toward a currency crisis, forcing a sharp depreciation of the Egyptian pound in coming months and conceivably prompting Cairo to impose capital controls.

    Even before this month’s clashes between government forces...

  • Gene Simmons to save the day

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 14, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Kiss rock star Gene Simmons, aka Chaim Weitz, lectures at the London Business School on how to save the British economy and build a billion-dollar brand.  Sure, because our top economists and brilliant minds around the world obviously are missing the answer, so lets invite the...

  • Why tzedakah should not be mistaken for charity.

    By Samira Asemanfar

    November 8, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    Tzedakah, for many, has become another word for charity. Charity is about giving out of the kindness in your heart, generally when it is convenient. Tzedakah is not. It is about giving, consistently to those in need what is theirs, because it is an obligation on your part as a fellow...

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