Business


BIRD to Fund More U.S.-Israel Joint Projects

BIRD, the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation, is investing another $7 million in projects that will involve both U.S. and Israeli companies. The new funds were approved at…

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IAI to Acquire Two Cybersecurity Firms

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is investing millions of dollars in two cybersecurity companies in Holland and Hungary, the company announced Thursday on the last day of the Cyber Week conference…

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SuperPharm Loses Exclusive Grip on Malls

Under threat of monetary sanctions from the Israeli Antitrust Authority, the SuperPharm drug chain has agreed to relinquish its exclusivity contracts with 120 shopping centers around the country, according to…

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U.S. Trade Deficit Narrows in March

The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in March to the lowest level since October as both exports and imports fell. But the politically sensitive trade gap with China rose. The Commerce…

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Services Firms Grow Faster in April

U.S. services companies expanded at a faster pace in April, good news for the overall American economy. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, said Wednesday…

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OPINION: Corporate Scandal vs. Government Scandal

Recent U.S. presidential administrations are cultivating quite the reputation for scandal, with Donald Trump’s perceived conflicts of interest, Barack Obama’s seemingly unbounded surveillance program or George W. Bush’s controversial justification…

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Israeli Coffee Chain Gives Discount for Good Manners

A popular Israeli coffee chain is offering its customers a discount for being polite. Customers who say “please” and “thank you” when ordering a regular-sized cup of coffee will pay…

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The Risks of Businesses Learning How Consumers Think

In recent decades, psychologists and economists have produced a flood of new findings about how human beings think and act. Those findings offer compelling lessons about how to change people’s…

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Investors Applaud French Vote With Stock Rally

Vive le rally. U.S. stocks joined a worldwide surge higher Monday after the first round of France’s presidential election raised expectations that the European Union will hold together. A candidate…

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