NY struggles to dig out; passengers still stranded

People walk past an MTA bus stuck in the middle of Stillwell Ave. in the Coney Island neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours on the tarmac at overworked Kennedy Airport. Ambulances […]

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Get a 5-inch GPS with lifetime traffic for $99.99

The TomTom XXL 550T includes free lifetime traffic updates, a seriously killer feature. (Credit: TomTom) I’ve seen some smokin’ GPS deals before, but this one just about beats them all. For what promises to be a very limited time, Amazon has the TomTom XXL 550T 5-inch GPS for $99.99 shipped. It’s notable not just for […]

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Torah Scroll for the ‘Strictly’ Non-Observant Kibbutz

Last week, Kibbutz Geva in northern Israel celebrated its 89th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, the Ayelet HaShachar organization placed a Torah scroll in the brand new Aron Kodesh it has brought into the kibbutz. During the last four years, Ayelet HaShachar has been conducting Yom Kippur and Purim prayers in Kibbutz Geva, as […]

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Passengers still stranded as NY fights to dig out

John Santiago, left, and his daughter Alexandria Santiago, 12, both from Florida, try to figure out how to get their car out of the snow in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of airline passengers were stranded for up to 10 hours […]

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China to cut crucial rare earths export quotas

SymbolPriceChangeMCP46.18-3.26SINA70.35-0.96{“s” : “mcp,sina”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} BEIJING (AP) — China said it is reducing the amount of rare earths it will export for the first half of the year by more than 10 percent — likely to be an unpopular move worldwide since the minerals are vital to the manufacture of high-tech […]

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Gaza Front: Terrorist Killed in Clash

IDF soldiers eliminated one terrorist on Tuesday evening in a clash near the Gaza security barrier. Four other terrorists  were wounded.  The dead man was identified as Hassan Abu-Rok Kadeeh, 22, a member of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), the same terrorist group that was involved in the 2006 kidnapping of Gilad Shalit. The PRC […]

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Flights resume — as do long lines — after blizzard

A woman makes her way gingerly through an intersection, past an unplowed street, in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — Two magic words — “on time” — started appearing on some airport departure boards Tuesday as stranded passengers’ patience and cash waned after a blizzard that brought transportation […]

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Survey shows consumer confidence slips in December

In this Nov. 11, 2010 photo, packed boxes head toward shipping trucks at an Amazon.com fulfillment center, in Phoenix. A new survey shows consumer confidence dipped in December, even after other reports suggest people increased their holiday spending at the biggest rate in four years. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Consumer confidence slipped this month as […]

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Flights make it to NYC, but are stranded on tarmac

FILE – In this Monday, Dec. 27, 2010 file photo, Kevin Fagan, from San Francisco, talks on his phone while a British Airways airplane sits motionless on the runway at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Passengers on two Cathay Pacific flights and a British Airways flight spent hours on the tarmac Monday […]

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Where are the jobs? For many companies, overseas

FILE – In ths Feb. 17,2009 file photo, an engine technician works on a vessel engine at the Caterpillar company in Friedrichsort near Kiel, northern Germany. More than half of the 15,000 people that Caterpillar Inc., maker of the signature yellow bulldozers and tractors, has hired this year were outside the U.S. (AP Photo/Heribert Proepper, […]

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Supply & Demand: Dating

Everett Collection Better Man in brief … Be sparing in your affections and attention, and her demand will increase. Attempting most of these maneuvers in a long-term relationship is asking for trouble. Play up a unique trait and demand for particularly skilled men – like you – will go up. “When women first meet a […]

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