Forex – AUD gains after higher than expected trade price index data

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Commissioner Approves Sales of Maariv, Makor Rishon & NRG

As a Knesset bill seeks to shut down the daily Yisrael Hayom newspaper, that newspaper, owned by Sheldon Adelson has just purchased the Makor Rishon politically right-wing weekly along with the Maariv NRG website. The deal was approved by Antitrust Commissioner David Gilo on Wednesday 30 Nissan 5774. The commissioner also signed off on another deal, […]

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Washington – Senators Criticize TSA On Ability To Keep Travelers Safe

Washington — Lawmakers on Wednesday questioned the Transportation Security Administration’s ability to keep travelers safe and prevent terrorism attacks, citing recent incidents that included a teenager who scaled a fence at a California airport and stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jet. The TSA, which was formed after the September 11, 2001, […]


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Australian Import Price Index 3.2% vs. 1.8% forecast

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New York – Analysis: The Best Time To Book The Cheapest Flights

New York — Booking a flight is often confusing, annoying and frustrating. Prices fluctuate so frequently that most vacationers can’t tell if they are getting a good deal. We check multiple websites, often several times a day. Then, a few days after we finally do book that non-refundable ticket, there’s a sale, confirming that we […]


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Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 1 Iyar

Reb Abba Shaul, one of the Talmudic sages
Rav Yaakov Beirav, born neat Toledo, in Spain. After serving as a rabbinical leader in Fez, Morocco, and Cairo, Egypt, he became the chief rabbi of Tzefas. He reinstituted semicha in Eretz Yisrael (1474-1546)
Rav Menachem Mendel of Vitebsk (1720or 1730-1788). A close talmid of […]

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Caught Smoking Crack Again; Taking Leave From Campaigning To a Enter Rehab

Shortly before 11 p.m. ET, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford issued a statement responding to new media reports of video and audio recordings allegedly showing Ford smoking crack cocaine and making lewd comments about a fellow city councillor. Read Ford’s full statement below. Tonight, I want to take some time to speak from my heart to […]

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Ukraine envoy tells ‘Post’: Kiev has taken into ‘consideration’ Israel’s position on crisis


In Israel to “represent the people of Ukraine,” Ukrainian Ambassador Hennadii Nadolenko says he would like to see Jewish state among nations siding with his country at UN.

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Shomron Leaders Seek to Persuade Rav Ginsburg to Condemn Attacks Against Soldiers

Shomron Regional Council leaders and rabbonim met with Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg Shlita, president of the Ohd Yosef Chai Yeshiva. The delegation asked the rav to issue a public statement condemning any attacks against Israeli security forces. Rav Ginsburg explained to the delegation that his position in clear, as he stated in the past on numerous […]

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Detroit – Honda Odyssey: Maximum Van, Minimum Fuel

Detroit — The roomy and comfortable riding Honda Odyssey family van is starting 2014 much the way it finished 2013 — on top. The 2014 Odyssey has the top combined city/highway fuel mileage rating from the federal government among vans that have seats for more than six people — 19 miles per gallon in city […]


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