Mike Evans: American Christians Support Israel

Award-winning American journalist Dr. Mike Evans, one of the world’s leading experts on the Middle East and author of the book Game Changer, visited Israel’s Knesset on Thursday. During the visit, Evans told Israel National News TV’s Hezki Ezra that he wrote Game Changer after President Barack Obama said that nuclear weapons in the hands […]

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Fed proposes 12-cent cap on merchant debit fees

SymbolPriceChangeMA223.49-25.73V67.19-9.75{“s” : “ma,v”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Thursday proposed a 12-cent cap on the fees banks would be allowed to charge merchants for debit card transactions, a limit some estimated could cut up to 90 percent of the revenue collected through such fees. Capping debit […]

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Congress sends tax legislation to White House

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., walks near the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with uncommon speed, Congress sent President Barack Obama sweeping, bipartisan legislation late Thursday night to avoid a Jan. 1 spike in income taxes for millions and renew jobless benefits for victims […]

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109 MKs Sign Pleading Letter to US on Behalf of Pollard

Knesset Speaker Ruby Rivlin has sent a letter from the Knesset to U.S. President Barack Obama, Congress, and the U.S. District Attorney, pleading for the release of Jonathan Pollard. The letter was signed by a leader in every party except for those known as Arab parties, representing a total of 109 out of the 120 […]

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More arrests made in insider trading crackdown

SymbolPriceChangeAMD8.06+0.04DELL13.37+0.08TSM12.25+0.13{“s” : “amd,dell,tsm”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Three employees at public companies and a sales executive at a California expert-networking firm on Thursday became the latest to be arrested in a wide-ranging Wall Street insider trading probe that has now resulted in charges against six people. James Fleishman, 41, […]

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Final hurdle for tax bill: Is the end in sight?

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev., holds a copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leaders struggled Thursday night to clear legislation aimed at avoiding a Jan. 1 increase in income […]

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Arab League to US: Help Set Borders for New PA State

The Palestinian Authority government appeared this week to be circling the wagons and preparing to sever its ties with Israel, even as Arab foreign ministers recommended the United States take a tougher stance in recommending borders for a future PA state, in order to move the process forward. While several South American countries have announced […]

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Interest rate up sharply in key Spanish bond sale

Spain’s Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, left, talks with First Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, center, and Finance Minister Elena Salgado, right, during a Parliament’s plenary session in Madrid on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. Ratings agency Moody’s on Wednesday warned it may downgrade Spain’s debt because the government is vulnerable to […]

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FDA: Avastin should not be used for breast cancer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are recommending the blockbuster drug Avastin no longer be used to treat breast cancer, saying recent studies failed to show the drug’s original promise to help slow the disease. The Food and Drug Administration’s decision is supported by many cancer experts but is sure to draw resistance from cancer […]

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Low Vitamin D Levels Common in Breast Cancer

Low Vitamin D Levels Common in Breast Cancer Dec. 14, 2010 (San Antonio) — More than half of women with breast cancer have low vitamin D levels, British researchers report. “Women with breast cancer should be tested for vitamin D levels and offered supplements, if necessary,” says researcher Sonia Li, MD, of the Mount Vernon […]

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Mavi Marmara to Set Sail Again

More than six months after the flotilla incident on May 31, the Mavi Marmara is returning. According to a report last week on the Palestine Monitor website, the Turkish ship will be returning to Istanbul on the anniversary of Operation Cast Lead on December 26. A ceremony organized by the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) will […]

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BofA gets more time for talks over soured loans

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