Daily Archives: October 26, 2016

Business Briefs – October 27, 2016

Tesla Surprises With 3Q Profit DETROIT (AP) – Electric car maker Tesla Motors has posted its first quarterly profit in three years. Tesla reported net income of $22 million, or…

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Stocks Slip But Steer Clear of Larger Losses

U.S. stocks dodged bigger losses and finished barely lower on Wednesday. Health care companies fell and Apple pulled technology companies down, but banks rose. Earlier in the day, stocks had…

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Regional Briefs – October 26, 2016

Groups Sue to Overturn NJ’s New Graduation Mandate TRENTON – New Jersey’s new mandate requring students to pass standardized tests in algebra and the English language to graduate high school…

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Not Letting Ourselves Go

We are emerging from the most spiritually intense period of the year. Elul is behind us, as are Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkos and Simchas Torah. We have renewed acceptance…

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Vote-Buying, 2016

For all but the most starry-eyed devotees, or family members, of an aspirant to public service, voting essentially boils down to deciding which evil is lesser. Well, that’s a bit…

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A Clean Slate

CO2. As a species, we humans seem to love filling our world with it — which may call into question our collective sanity, seeing that it can displace O2 and…

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Airstrikes in Syria’s Idlib Kill 26, Mostly Children

Airstrikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, rescue workers and a monitoring…

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Defense Rests in GW Bridge Trial

The defense rested Wednesday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, with a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie implying that others who have testified in the trial may have…

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Protest Paralyzes GW Bridge, Outraging Drivers

Ten protesters were arrested for chaining themselves together and lying down on the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday morning. The New York Daily News reports that witnesses said the protesters…

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NJ Transit Moves Forward With Train Control System

New Jersey Transit’s board has voted to secure the final piece of radio frequency spectrum it needs to install an automatic train braking system. The board voted Wednesday to lease…

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IDF Soldier Injured in Rioting Near Kever Rachel

An Israeli soldier suffered an injury to his eyes during violent disorders near Kever Rachel, south of Yerushalayim, on Wednesday. The incident occurred as Palestinians hurled firebombs, rocks and pieces…

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