Ariel Mayor Threatens to Sue over De Facto Building Freeze

Ariel Mayor Ron Nachman has threatened to sue Defense Minister Ehud Barak for intentionally implementing a de facto building freeze in opposition to government policy. “Barak is directing government policy independently and is intentionally blocking building plans in Judea and Samaria with a clear message to the Civil Lands Authority not to permit any plans […]




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Smart phone rivalry plays out in patent suits

In this combo made from file photos, from left, the iPhone 4, the HTD Droid Incredible, and the Motorola Droid X are shown. Handset and software makers are staking their claims through a growing stack of patent lawsuits, with Nokia suing Apple, Apple suing HTC, Microsoft suing Motorola and many more. (AP Photos/File) SymbolPriceChangeAAPL320.61-0.64GOOG590.80-0.91IT33.54+0.73MSFT27.90-0.08NOK9.93+0.02{“s” : […]




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Wanted: Buyer for controversial Cape Wind energy

In this July 19, 2009 photo, blades blur on a spinning windmill on Stetson Mountain in Range 8, Township 3, Maine. A study released in December 2010 shows New England’s onshore and offshore winds blow strong enough to supply up to 24 percent of the region’s total annual electricity needs by 2020. (AP Photo/Robert F. […]




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Firefighter Is Carmel Disasters 44th Victim

The Carmel fire disaster claimed its 44th victim Saturday, 35-year-old firefighter Danny Hayat, the third fireman to have succumbed to wounds suffered in the blaze. Hayat had been commended for his bravery in battling the fire and pulling out one of the Prison Service cadets from their bus that was trapped by flames in the […]




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Iraq entices investors to bid for power profits

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is asking local and international investors to compete to build and own four power plants to meet the nation’s growing electricity demands. Acting Electricity Minister Hussain al-Shahristani promised Saturday to help the winner make a profit from the deal by removing potential governmental or legal obstacles. At issue are plans for […]




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What will the big new tax law mean for you?

Graphic shows voting results on House tax cuts bill WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the most significant new tax law in a decade, but what does it mean for you? Big savings for millions of taxpayers, more if you have young children or attend college, a lot more if you’re wealthy. The package, signed Friday by […]




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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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