Daily Archives: April 22, 2018

Business Briefs – April 22, 2018

Big Banks Saved $3.6B in Taxes Last Quarter Under New Law NEW YORK (AP) – The nation’s six big Wall Street banks posted record or near record profits in the…

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North Korea Keeps Conning Trump

When President Donald Trump announced on March 8 his intention to meet with Kim Jong Un, I wrote that the leaders of South and North Korea had “snookered the credulous…

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A Change of Nameplate in Cuba

The end of the Castro era in Cuba is an unarguably historical event. The retirement of Raul Castro, the brother of Fidel, who became president of the island in 2013,…

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DOJ Looks Into How AT&T, Verizon Handle Defecting Customers

The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers. The companies confirmed the…

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Jewish Man Severely Beaten in Crown Heights

A 50-year-old Jewish man was severely beaten and nearly choked to death while walking home around 1:30 p.m. Shabbos afternoon after davening at Kingsbrook Jewish Hospital, the second consecutive Shabbos in…

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NY Nixes Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion Permit

New York regulators have denied a permit for a pipeline expansion designed to increase natural gas deliveries to New York City. The Northeast Supply Enhancement project proposes to expand the…

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Bezeq Owner Eurocom Goes Into Receivership

Eurocom Group, the controlling shareholder of Israel’s largest telecommunication firm Bezeq, was tracked for liquidation and receivership by a Tel Aviv court on Sunday. During the 10 days before the…

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Iranian FM Plays Down Prospects of War

Iran and Israel traded blame on Sunday for an unprecedented, weeks-long surge in hostilities between their forces over Syria but played down prospects of a spillover into war. Iranian Foreign…

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Shin Bet: Far Right Attacks on Palestinians Up

  According to statistics released to the public by Israel’s Shin Bet security service on Sunday, the number of attacks perpetrated against Palestinians by far right Jewish groups has risen…

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