Daily Archives: June 21, 2018

Business Briefs – June 21, 2018

Trump Jabbed First, and Now World Hits Back in Trade Fight WASHINGTON (AP) – The European Union is set Friday to slap tariffs on $3.4 billion in American products, from…

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Sons and Heirs

Moshe Rabbeinu sent emissaries to the King of Edom asking permission for Bnei Yisrael to cross the kingdom on the way to Eretz Yisrael. “So said your brother Yisrael, you…

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Stocks Skid as Industrials, Automakers, Tech Trade Lower

Car makers and technology and industrial companies fell Thursday as investors focused on the U.S.-China trade dispute, which could reduce company spending and earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped…

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Albany Ends 2018 Session: What Passed, What Didn’t

New York state lawmakers wrapped up their 2018 legislative session early Thursday morning. Here’s a look at the most significant bills that passed — and the ones that didn’t. School…

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Regional Briefs – June 21, 2018

Trucker With Stuck Tree Branch Leaves Trail of Wrecks QUEENS – A driver oblivious to the large branch stuck to his truck wrecked a dozen cars late Tuesday, leaving a…

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Trump Peacemakers Arrive in Egypt

Egyptian airport officials said President Donald Trump’s Mideast team has arrived in Cairo on Thursday on the latest stop in a regional tour to discuss a blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian…

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UNESCO Heritage Agenda Defused by Quiet Diplomacy

This year’s annual meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee will be free of the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish resolutions which have sullied the organization’s past gatherings, according to media reports on Thursday.…

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Report: Hezbollah Pulls Back from Southern Syria

A Syrian war-monitor group said on Thursday that Hezbollah forces in Syria were withdrawing some 25 miles from the border with Israel, at the behest of Russia. The U.K.-based Syrian…

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Israel May Sever Contacts With UNHRC

Israel, which is not a member of the U.N. Human Rights Council, will likely sever ongoing contacts that it has with the body, following the pullout earlier this week by…

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Judge: Consumer Finance Agency Unconstitutionally Set Up

A New York federal judge says the U.S. government’s beleaguered consumer finance watchdog agency is unconstitutionally structured. Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan reached the conclusion about the Consumer Financial Protection…

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Iranian Charged With Plot to Smuggle Material From Illinois

A federal indictment accuses a 56-year-old Iranian businessman of trying to smuggle materials used in the missile industry and restricted under nuclear-nonproliferation rules from Illinois to Iran. Federal prosecutors said…

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