Air Force Foils Rocket Attacks on Israel; 5 Terrorists Killed

  Israeli aircraft foiled an attempted missile attack on southern Israel Saturday night by bombing a rocket-launching cell. Gaza sources said five terrorists were killed. The cell included members of the Islamic Jihad and Popular Resistance Committees terrorist groups. Israel has said it holds Hamas responsible for all attacks on Israel. Witnesses reported that Israeli […]

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Qatar Airways sticks by Boeing 787 despite delays

Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar al-Baker, right, speaks with Qatari State Minister of Interior Affairs Abdullah al-Thani after the inauguration of the new arrivals terminal in Doha international airport Saturday Dec. 18, 2010. al-Baker expressed confidence in Boeing Co. over its delayed 787 program Saturday, but warned the fast-growing carrier may need to scrap orders for […]

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No joy for many Madoff victims, despite settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — The news that some of Bernard Madoff’s victims could be getting half their money back was of little comfort to Richard and Cynthia Friedman, and others who saw their life savings erased in the mammoth fraud. Just days earlier, the Long Island couple learned that Richard’s 85-year-old mother was one of […]

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SKorea plans levy on foreign currency bank debt

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea plans to impose a levy on non-deposit foreign currency debt held by domestic and foreign banks in a bid to defend the country against capital surges that could threaten its economy, financial authorities said Sunday. The announcement comes as emerging countries take steps to control the movement of […]

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Arab Terrorists Seriously Wound US Woman near Jerusalem

Two Arab terrorists seriously wounded an American tour guide near Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, late Saturday afternoon, and another terrorist tried to attack a woman at the entrance to the Hadassah Mount Scopus hospital. The victim, a woman in her mid 40s is in serious condition, and police are searching for another woman who […]

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Cuban-Americans haul goods home on holiday visits

In this Dec. 16, 2010 photo, Wilfredo Martinez Jr. of Miami writes the word “Fragile” on a television set he is taking on his flight to Cuba at Miami International Airport in Miami. Thousands of Cuban-Americans are heading to Havana this holiday season carrying everything from electronics and medicine to clothing and toiletries to help […]

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Five last-minute gifts you can print at home

My undying thanks to everyone who wrote and commented with such kind words yesterday. I was really flabbergasted by the show of support, and I appreciate the reminder that Cheapskate readers are the coolest, kindest folks on the planet. This is an update of a post I did last year around this time. No gift? […]

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International Fellowship of Christians and Jews Marks Ten Years

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) marked the tenth anniversary of its establishment in Israel by organizing a special conference which took place in the Knesset earlier this week.  Israel has benefited from the political support of tens of millions of Evangelist Christians in the United States, whose pro-Zionist views are religion-based, but whose political […]

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Stocks end week flat; Obama signs tax bill

SymbolPriceChangeAXP44.01-0.56BA65.03+0.63MI6.85+1.06ORCL31.46+1.19{“s” : “axp,ba,mi,orcl”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks ended flat on Friday as investors shrugged off encouraging economic signs and a tax-cut package expected to lift economic growth. Trading ended shortly before President Barack Obama signed a tax bill into law. The $850 billion package extends Bush-era tax cuts […]

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Bank of America stops handling WikiLeaks payments

FILE – In this April 21, 2008 file photo, a sign for a Bank of America branch is shown in Charlotte, N.C. Bank of America says it will no longer process transactions for the website WikiLeaks, following similar actions by several other financial institutions. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) SymbolPriceChangeBAC12.57+0.05MA221.26-2.23V66.90-0.29{“s” : “bac,ma,v”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” […]

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PA Disappointed by U.S., Says ‘No’ to Talks

Palestinian Authority officials expressed disappointment Thursday with the Obama administration’s stance on Israel-PA negotiations. The PA will not negotiate with Israel or America until its demand that Jews be forbidden to build east of the 1949 armistice line is met, they said. Sources in the PA told the Saudi daily Al-Watan that the U.S. had […]

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Arizona, Nevada sue BofA over loan modifications

SymbolPriceChangeBAC12.57+0.05{“s” : “bac”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys general in Arizona and Nevada filed civil lawsuits Friday against Bank of America Corp., alleging that the lender is misleading and deceiving homeowners who have tried to modify mortgages in two of the nation’s most foreclosure-damaged states. Bank of America violated Arizona’s […]

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