Diapers to Yogurt, Global Firms Face Higher Costs Amid Supply-Chain Woes Hamodia

Results from companies Procter & Gamble Co and Danone SA as well as phone maker Ericsson on Tuesday show higher costs and supply chain disruptions, signaling more margin pressure for…

Israel

Erdan Leans into Palestinians on Terror StipendsHamodia Staff

Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan castigated the Palestinian Authority on Tuesday over its payouts to terrorists and its hypocrisy in human rights issues, The Times of Israel reported.…

AY.4.2 Delta Variant Arrives from MoldovaHamodia Staff

Recent warnings from health officials that Israel might still be vulnerable to coronavirus variants despite sharply declining morbidity were confirmed on Tuesday with the first report of the AY.4.2 Delta…

Comptroller: Israelis Overpaying TaxesShimon B. Lifkin

Amid claims by the Israel Tax Authority that billions are lost to tax evaders every year, State Comptroller Matanyahu Englman revealed on Tuesday that Israelis overpay billions of shekels in…

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Community

Tefillos Urged as Hagaon Harav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi Hospitalized in Serious ConditionHamodia Staff

Family members of Hagaon Harav Baruch Mordechai Ezrachi, shlita, asked Tuesday for tefillos as the Rosh Yeshivah was hospitalized in serious condition. The Rosh Yeshivah is hospitalized in Hadassah Ein…

Harav Baruch Saks, Zt”lHamodia Staff

Hamodia is saddened to report the petirah of Harav Baruch Saks, zt”l. Rav Saks was a magid shiur in Yeshiva of Staten Island for over half a century, and was…

Alta Fixsler Passes Away After Removal of Life SupportReuvain Borchardt

Alta Fixsler, the two-year-old, brain-damaged child at the center of a legal battle between her parents and the U.K. National Health Service, passed away Monday night, approximately 90 minutes after…

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National

New U.S. Travel Rules Bar Foreign Covid Survivors With One ShotHamodia

The new U.S. travel policy will block entry to foreign nationals who have recovered from Covid-19 and then gotten one dose of two-dose vaccines — a standard that France and…

U.S. Envoy for Afghanistan Steps Down After WithdrawalHamodia

The U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan is stepping down following the chaotic American withdrawal from the country, the State Department said Monday. Zalmay Khalilzad will leave the post this week…

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World

Hezbollah Claims It’s Larger than Lebanese ArmyHamodia

Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader declared for the first time on Monday that his group has 100,000 trained fighters. His speech appeared to be meant as a deterrent to domestic foes following…

Report: Haiti Gang Seeks $17M for Kidnapped AmericansHamodia

A gang that kidnapped 17 members of a U.S.-based charity group has demanded a $17 million ransom for them, according to Haiti’s justice minister, as quoted by the Wall Street…

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Regional

State Revenues are up After Top Earners Paid More in TaxesHamodia

New York is seeing a surge in revenues this year following a tax increase on the state’s highest-earning people and businesses. New York ended September with a balance of about…

65 NYPD Officers Face Discipline Over Response to ProtestsSara Marcus

The Civilian Complain Review Board has recommended charges against 26 police officers for the actions they took during the 2020 protests over the death of George Floyd, bringing the total…

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Politics

Lawmakers Give Amazon ‘Final Chance’ to Clear up TestimonyHamodia

House lawmakers are threatening to seek a criminal investigation of Amazon, saying the tech giant has a “final chance” to correct its executives’ previous testimony on its competition practices. The…

Crunch Time: Biden Faces Critical Next Two Weeks for AgendaHamodia

President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his…

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Business

Resilient Shoppers Push Retail Sales Up 0.7% in SeptemberHamodia

Americans continued to spend at a solid clip in September even while facing sticker shock in grocery aisles, car lots and restaurants as snarled global supply chains slow the flow…

Deere & Co. Workers on Strike After Rejecting ContractHamodia

More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than three decades. The union had said its…

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Health, Science & Technology

Facebook Paying Fine to Settle U.S. Suit on DiscriminationHamodia

Facebook is paying a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million to eligible victims to resolve the Justice Department’s allegations that it discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of…

EPA Unveils Strategy to Regulate Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’Hamodia

The Biden administration is launching a broad strategy to regulate toxic industrial compounds associated with serious health conditions that are used in products ranging from cookware to carpets and firefighting…

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