U.S. and Israel on Iran: Widening Gap or “Different Clocks”?

While Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren downplayed the reportedly widening gap between Washington and Jerusalem’s positions regarding the necessity and timing of possible military action against Iran’s...

For GM, Bankruptcy Talk Is Its Own Fault

All my life, long before I became a journalist, my mom warned me that there’s no free lunch, and to be careful in asking for favors. “You don’t want...

Facebook Shares Hit New Low As A Lockup Period Ends

The Facebook slide on Wall Street continued on Friday, as the company’s shares reached new lows a day after early investors became eligible to sell their shares on the...

US Banks Told to Make Plans for Preventing Collapse

U.S. regulators directed five of the country's biggest banks, including Bank of America and Goldman Sachs, to develop plans for staving off collapse if they faced serious problems, emphasizing...

Visionary Businessman and Philanthropist Sami Rohr Dies at Age 86

International businessman and philanthropist Sami Rohr, whose communal heart, visionary mind and financial acumen funded Jewish community centers around the globe and laid the groundwork for a rebirth of...

Man Buys 650 Foreclosures All At Once for $4.8M

Until a year ago, Bill McMachen, 71, had never bought or sold a foreclosed home. Then in 2011 he bought one for $12,000 and flipped it a week later for $18,000. “That...

Feds Probe Money Transfers at Adelson’s Sands Casino

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Las Vegas Sands Corp., owned by high-profile Republican donor Sheldon Adelson, broke federal law by failing to report millions...

Goldman Sachs To Invest $9.6 Million In Rikers Island Jail Program

NEW YORK -- New York City says Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a new jail initiative that will allow the investment firm to profit if the...

New Webmail Service Takes Aim at Gmail

Microsoft has spent the summer showing off major changes the way it does things. An all-new Windows 8 ... its first computing devices, the Microsoft Surface tablet ... as...

Delta Air Lines to Shut Down Comair

Delta Air Lines Inc will shut down its Comair subsidiary as it cuts back on low-margin regional flying. The second-biggest U.S. airline said Comair, which serves Delta's midwest and east...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

Passover Seder to Be Celebrated in Former Warsaw Ghetto

For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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