Daily Archives: December 2, 2014

Lia Sophia Going Out of Business

Lia Sophia, a direct-sales jewelry business that enlisted thousands of women as independent sales reps in the tradition of Avon and Tupperware, is going out of business after 28 years,…

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Promotions, Gas Prices Boost US Auto Sales

American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend. Black Friday promotions – coupled with falling gas prices, low-interest loans and hot new vehicles…

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UnitedHealth Group Rolls Out Upbeat Earnings Outlook

The financial drag from the federal health-care overhaul should lessen in the coming years, as growth continues in the Medicare and Medicaid markets, Stephen Hemsley, the chief executive at UnitedHealth…

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Home Depot Acquiring HD Supply Hardware Business

Home Depot will acquire HD Supply Hardware Solutions from its former HD Supply unit for an undisclosed sum, the companies announced Tuesday. HD Supply Hardware Solutions, based in Aliso Viejo,…

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Cyber Monday Sales Jump 17 Percent to Over $2B

Online shoppers set a single-day spending record on Cyber Monday, despite deals being stretched out this year-end shopping season. Online sales Monday jumped 17 percent from last year, totaling nearly…

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How to Choose a Smartphone

Now is a good time to get a smartphone. The latest devices hit shelves in time for the year-end shopping season, and there’s likely to be a lull in new…

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Ferguson Hopes That Truce Will Last

A week to the day after chaos reigned in a blizzard of arson, looting and blind rage, a calm settled over Ferguson on the first day in the final month…

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Protester: Obama Trip Too Late Now

A leader of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, who met with President Barack Obama said Tuesday that a trip there now would be “too little, too late.” Ashley Yates, co-founder of…

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Students at 3 Schools Walk Out

Students at three high schools in the Ferguson area walked out of classes to express their concerns about the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer…

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A Positive Development

Ever since Avraham Avinu fulfilled a commandment of Hashem and circumcised himself at the age of 99, bris milah has been a sacred covenant between Hashem and us. Bris milah…

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Lebanon Detains Wife of Islamic State Leader

The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a…

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Kenya Security Shakeup After Terrorist Killings

Somali al Shabaab Islamist terrorists killed 36 non-Muslim workers at a quarry in northeast Kenya on Tuesday, prompting the president to sweep out his top security officials in order to…

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NYC Announces Half-Day Pre-K Will Continue

New York City will allow yeshivos unable to have a full-day prekindergarten the half-day alternative which had been available until last year, the de Blasio administration announced Tuesday, a development…

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