Gold prices higher in Asia as dollar mixed

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New York – Pipe Pieces From NYC Explosion Sent To Washington

New York — Federal investigators are moving to a lab in Washington to examine damaged gas and water mains from the scene of an explosion that leveled two Manhattan buildings and killed eight people. The National Transportation Safety Board said Monday it has completed its work at the scene of the March 12 blast in […]


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Today’s Yahrtzeits and History – 1 Nissan

Nadav and Avihu, bnei Aaron Hakohen (1309 BCE)
Rav Moshe Yosef Hoffman, the dayan from Pupa
Rav Elya Svei, Rosh Yeshiva of the Talmudical Yeshiva of Philadelphia (2009). A primary student of Rav Aharon Kotler, he was regarded as one of the foremost leaders of Charedi Jewry, and was a […]

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Albany, NY – Legislature Passes $140 Billion Budget

Albany, NY — The New York Legislature has passed a $140 billion election-year budget that expands pre-kindergarten statewide and provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations. The Senate passed the budget around 10:30 p.m. Monday and the Assembly approved it 45 minutes later for a fourth consecutive on-time state budget. The new fiscal year begins […]


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China manufacturing PMI 50.3 vs. 50.3 forecast

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Olmert verdict is Israel’s untarnished mirror


One of Israel’s strengths is its capacity for self-examination and self-criticism, because only a society that can examine and criticize itself, that can look itself squarely in the mirror, can then change and improve.

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San Francisco – Facebook CEO Reaps $3.3B Gain From Stock Options

San Francisco — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reaped a $3.3 billion gain last year by exercising stock options in the social networking company that he founded in a Harvard University dorm room. The windfall saddled Zuckerberg with a huge tax bill, even though he limited his Facebook salary to just $1, according to regulatory documents […]


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Christie’s Bridge Scandal Lawyers to Be Subpoenaed

A New Jersey legislative committee probing a political payback operation carried out by Gov. Chris Christie’s aides and associates plans to subpoena interview transcripts and other documents from the lawyers the governor hired to carry out an internal investigation, the committee co-chairman said Monday. Assemblyman John Wisniewski said lawyers retained by the Christie administration to […]

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Kabul, Afghanistan – US Seeking Buyers For Old Military Equipment

Kabul, Afghanistan — The United States is trying to sell or dispose of billions of dollars in military hardware, including sophisticated and highly specialized mine resistant vehicles as it packs up to leave Afghanistan after 13 years of war, officials said Monday. But the efforts are complicated in a region where relations between neighboring countries […]


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AP Sources: Health Law Sign-Ups On Track To Hit 7M

Beating expectations, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press. The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer […]

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