Bishara Law Passes First Reading

The Knesset approved on Monday the first reading of a bill that stops payment of salary, a pension, or other state payments to a serving MK or former MK if he is wanted for questioning for a serious crime that was carried out during his term in office. The bill, which was initiated by a […]

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Fed to review $600B bond-buying program at meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — After launching a much-criticized $600 billion bond-buying program last month to bolster the economy, the Federal Reserve is now taking stock of how it’s working. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues will gather Tuesday for their last scheduled meeting of 2010, and no policy changes are expected. Instead, Fed policymakers will […]

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Get iCare Data Recovery software free

Available free until Christmas, this $70 data-recovery tool can rescue hard drives, flash drives, and memory cards. (Credit: iCare Recovery Software Ltd.) Most users never think about data-recovery software until they need it–like, say, after a corrupted hard drive has cost them years’ worth of family photos. Make like the Boy Scouts and be prepared: […]

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Indor: Stop Coddling Rock Throwing Terrorist Youths

The allegations in a report by the leftist B’tselem organization released Monday about police abuses against Arab children who throw rocks at Israeli drivers dominated the Israeli media all morning. They may or may not be true, says Meir Indor, chairman of the Almagor terror victims’ organization – but the report is irrelevant. “The criteria they use […]

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GM offers buyouts to skilled trades workers

SymbolPriceChangeGM33.80-0.01{“s” : “gm”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is offering buyouts to several thousand skilled trades workers at 14 plants around the U.S. The automaker will pay eligible workers $60,000 to retire with full benefits. Younger workers will have the option to take the $60,000 in exchange for […]

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Yahoo preparing to lay off 600 to 700 workers

SymbolPriceChangeAOL25.41+0.08GOOG594.62+2.41MSFT27.25-0.09YHOO16.70-0.31{“s” : “aol,goog,msft,yhoo”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo Inc.’s holiday trimmings will include 600 to 700 layoffs in the Internet company’s latest shake-up triggered by lackluster growth. Employees could be notified of the job cuts as early as Tuesday, according to a person familiar with Yahoo’s plans. The person […]

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Surgery Riskier for Redheads? Evidence Slim

Surgery Riskier for Redheads? Evidence Slim Dec. 9, 2010 — Redheads may feel pain more sharply, but the facts don’t support their reputation for excessive bleeding during or after surgery. That’s the conclusion of four Welsh surgeons who searched the medical and anecdotal literature for evidence to support the belief that surgery poses extra problems […]

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Israel Toughens Up on Terror Lawyers

The Ministerial Committee on Legislation has approved a bill proposed by Minister of Public Security Yitzchak Aharonovich, considerably lengthening the period of time for which a terrorist suspect can be denied access to a specific lawyer. (IsraelNationalNews.com) From: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/141122

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Judge in Va. strikes down federal health care law

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge declared the Obama administration’s health care law unconstitutional Monday, siding with Virginia’s attorney general in a dispute that both sides agree will ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson is the first federal judge to strike down the law, which has […]

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Madoff won’t attend funeral of son who died in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff won’t seek to attend his son’s funeral out of consideration for the privacy of his son’s wife and four children, his lawyer said Monday. Attorney Ira Sorkin said Madoff instead will mourn privately at the North Carolina prison where he’s serving a 150-year sentence for his fraud […]

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Rolaids Recalled

13 Million Packs of Rolaids Recalled Dec. 9, 2010 — Some 13 million packages of Rolaids Softchews may contain metal and wood particles and are being recalled by Johnson Johnson. It’s the latest in a long string of snafus to plague JJ’s McNeil division. The firm earlier this year recalled various lots of Mylanta, Tylenol, […]

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