Americans’ wealth grew 2.2 pct. last quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — After losing ground in the spring, Americans’ wealth grew 2.2 percent in the July-September as stock portfolios surged. The Federal Reserve says household net worth rose to $54.9 trillion last quarter, even though the value of real estate holdings fell 3.7 percent The bounce-back came after net worth had dropped 2.6 percent […]




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Setback: Plans to Build Town for Jews Expelled from Gaza Shelved

Israel’s Southern District Committee decided during its last meeting, which was held several days ago, to shelve plans to establish a community called Nitzanit in the Negev, for Jewish residents of Gaza who were expelled from their homes in 2005. The new community was supposed to be built in Pitchat Nitzana, a block of communities […]




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Hackers strike at MasterCard to support WikiLeaks

FILE – In this Dec.11, 2009 file photo, a sign for MasterCard credit cards is shown on the entrance to a bank, in New York. Mastercard is having severe technical problem Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, possibly a target by supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, file) SymbolPriceChangeV77.94+1.06{“s” : “v”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” […]




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Kids go on expensive buying sprees in iPhone games

NEW YORK (AP) — “The Smurfs’ Village,” a game for the iPhone and other Apple gadgets, was released a month ago and quickly became the highest-grossing application in the iTunes store. Yet it’s free to download. So where does the money come from? Kelly Rummelhart of Gridley, Calif., has part of the answer. Her 4-year-old […]




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Mortars Shot Into Negev, One Person Wounded

At least four mortar shells were fired from Gaza towards Israel on Wednesday evening. The mortars exploded in the Eshkol Regional Council. One person was moderately wounded and had to be taken for treatment at the Soroka Hospital in Be’er Sheva. The area’s residents were asked to stay in protected areas in their homes. Earlier […]




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Visa next target for WikiLeaks backers

This screen shot shows the home page of Mastercard.com. Mastercard is having severe technical problems Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, possibly a target by supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (AP Photo/Mastercard.com) SymbolPriceChangeAMZN176.29-0.48EBAY30.15+0.15V77.94+1.06{“s” : “amzn,ebay,v”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — The websites for Visa and MasterCard were inaccessible for parts of […]




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WH warns tax defeat could trigger new recession

Vice President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talk as they leave a Democratic Caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising the direst alarm yet, the Obama administration warned fellow Democrats on Wednesday that if they defeat the big tax-cut compromise […]




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Last Minute Effort to Prevent PA Buy-up of Jerusalem Project

A Jewish company is making a last -minute effort to prevent a major Jerusalem project from falling into the hands of the Palestinian Authority. The Nof Tzion housing project in Jerusalem is currently owned by the Digal company, which is facing bankruptcy. The preferred buyer for the company’s bonds is an American businessman with roots in the […]




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WikiLeaks backers: We’re behind MasterCard attack

This screen shot shows the home page of Mastercard.com. Mastercard is having severe technical problems Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, possibly a target by supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (AP Photo/Mastercard.com) SymbolPriceChangeAMZN176.62-0.15EBAY29.88-0.12MA247.68+0.90V77.17+0.29{“s” : “amzn,ebay,ma,v”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — The website for MasterCard suffered severe technical problems Wednesday, possibly the […]




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Tax defeat could trigger new recession, WH warns

President Barack Obama, joined at left by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, meets with his Cabinet, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising the direst alarm yet, the Obama administration warned fellow Democrats on Wednesday that if they defeat the big tax-cut compromise […]




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