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Nook-soft Microsoft is offering $1 billion to buy the assets of Nook Media LLC, the digital book and college book joint venture with Big Apple-based Barnes & Noble and other...

Ankara Inspecting Jewish-Turkish Business Mogul for Support of ‘Parallel Movement’

Ankara, Turkey. Photo: wiki commons. The Ankara Public Prosecutor is inspecting claims that the chairman of one of Turkey's largest business conglomerates has provided financial and moral support to the...

Israeli Businessman, NY Rep’s ex-Fundraiser Out on $1.5 Million Bail

NEW YORK – A former fundraiser for a New York City congressman is free on $1.5 million bail after spending 50 days behind bars in an immigration fraud case. Ofer...

Israeli Industry Leader on Jewish-Arab Business: It’s Almost Like There’s Peace

Strong business ties between Palestinian-Arabs and Israelis makes it seem like there is harmony in the air, despite efforts by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement to blacklist...

Netanyahu and California Gov. Jerry Brown Sign Pro-Business Agreement — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and California Governor Jerry Brown signed a pro-business pact on Wednesday. The agreement aims to expand and strengthen cultural, academic, and economic ties...

Croatia to Buy F-16 Fighter Jets From Israel

Israeli Air Force F-16s. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Croatia has accepted Israel’s offer to supply a dozen F-16 fighter jets for its air force, the government confirmed on Thursday. The deal to...

Blackberry Maker “RIM” Posts Big Q1 Loss, To Cut 5,000 Jobs

TORONTO – Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts...

Touro Appoints Distinguished Professor Of Economics And Business

Michael Szenberg, Ph.D., has been appointed as a distinguished professor of economics and business at Touro College. A renowned economist who has authored numerous scholarly volumes, Dr. Szenberg will...

A Man Walks into a Bank… and Pays off his Mortgage with 62,000 Pennies

Some people say they are redundant coins but one Massachusetts man proved that a penny can still go a long way - if you have enough of them, that...

Goldfeder And Kopel Go To Bat For Local Business

In an effort to save a beloved family fun center from rising rents and crippling state bureaucracy, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway) and Nassau County Legislator Howard Kopel (R-Lawrence)...

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Flooded Wilmington, N.C. Preparing for Yom Kippur

As the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast approaches, Wilmington’s Jews are unsure whether they will have sufficient supplies and shelter before the fast begins. Rabbis,...

New Jersey AG Settles Mahwah Eruv Lawsuit

New Jersey’s Jewish residents, as well as all residents in favor of reasonable free practice of religion, breathed a sigh of relief when a...

Seasons Supermarket Chain Files For Bankruptcy

The Seasons supermarket chain of nine stores, including Central Avenue in Lawrence, New York, filed for bankruptcy protection according to court papers available online...

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