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Applications For U.S. Unemployment Benefits Dip To 210,000

The number of Americans signing up for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, another sign that the labor market remains strong and most workers enjoy extraordinary job security. The Labor Department reported Thursday that jobless claims dipped by 2,000 to 210,000. The four-week average of claims, which smooths out week-to-week ups and downs, rose by […]

78,000 More Public Workers Are Getting Their Student Loans Canceled

Another 78,000 Americans are getting their federal student loans canceled through a program that helps teachers, nurses, firefighters and other public servants, the Biden administration announced Thursday. The Education Department is canceling the borrowers’ loans because they reached 10 years of payments while working in public service, making them eligible for relief under the Public […]

UN Satellite Images Reveal 35% of Gaza Buildings Destroyed or Damaged

A new assessment from the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) reveals the extent of destruction in the Gaza Strip, with 35% of all buildings damaged or destroyed since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas. Using high-resolution satellite images collected on February 29, UNOSAT compared images taken before and after the conflict began […]

US Pursues Ambitious Plan: Saudi Recognition of Israel for Palestinian Statehood

A senior State Department official revealed that talks in Saudi Arabia with Secretary of State Antony Blinken focused on a larger plan: Saudi recognition of Israel in exchange for credible progress on a Palestinian state. However, Israel’s current government opposes Palestinian statehood, a non-negotiable condition for Saudi normalization. The official says only a few issues […]

Average Long-Term US Mortgage Rate Climbs Back To Nearly 7% After Two-Week Slide

The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbed back to nearly 7%, just under where it was two weeks ago, pushing up borrowing costs for home shoppers with the spring homebuying season underway. The average rate on a 30-year mortgage rose to 6.87% from 6.74% last week, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday. A year ago, […]

Hamas Threatens To Kill Anyone Working With Israel To Establish New Palestinian Government In Gaza

Israeli and Arab officials have revealed that Israeli security officials are quietly developing a plan to distribute aid in the Gaza Strip, which could eventually lead to a Palestinian-led governing authority. The plan has sparked a fierce backlash from Hamas and created divisions within Israel’s war cabinet. According to officials, a top Israeli defense official […]

Mega Millions Jackpot Soars To Nearly $1 Billion. Here’s What To Know

The winning numbers for a nearly $1 billion Mega Millions lottery prize will be drawn Friday night, offering sudden riches to any lucky player who matches them and almost certain disappointment for everyone else. Since three months have passed without a winner, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $977 million. That large […]

Rav Of Iran Visits Kevarim Of Mordechai & Esther, Finds Palestinian Flag Outside.

HaRav Yehuda Gerami, the Rav of Iran, traveled to the kevarim of Mordechai HaTzaddik and Esther HaMalka with members of his kehilla on Taanis Esther and found a Palestinian flag flying outside it. Kan News reported that the site was recently vandalized. In October, in the wake of the war in Gaza, locals desecrated the […]

The UN Adopts A Resolution Backing Efforts To Ensure Artificial Intelligence Is Safe

The General Assembly approved the first United Nations resolution on artificial intelligence Thursday, giving global support to an international effort to ensure the powerful new technology benefits all nations, respects human rights and is “safe, secure and trustworthy.” The resolution, sponsored by the United States, was adopted by consensus with a bang of the gavel […]

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February Home Sales Hit Strongest Pace In A Year As Mortgage Rates Eased

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes rose in February from the previous month to the strongest pace in a year with homebuyers encouraged by a modest pullback in mortgage rates and more properties on the market. Existing home sales climbed 9.5% last month from January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.38 million, the […]

High Court Halts Deportation of Ill Palestinians from Israel to Gaza

In a last-minute intervention, the High Court of Justice has ordered the Defense Ministry to halt its plan to deport a group of 22 ill Palestinians receiving treatment in Israel back to Gaza, along with their relatives. The patients, mostly cancer patients, have been hospitalized in Israel for several months and require continued care, which […]

US Sues Apple, Alleging It Illegally Monopolized The Smartphone Market

The Justice Department on Thursday announced a sweeping antitrust lawsuit against Apple, accusing the tech giant of engineering an illegal monopoly in smartphones that boxes out competitors and stifles innovation. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New Jersey, alleges that Apple has monopoly power in the smartphone market and uses its control over the […]

“Abduction Could Become The National Palestinian Sport,” Former Mossad Agent Warns

Rami Igra, the former head of Mossad’s Prisoners and MIA Division, discussed the ongoing hostage deal negotiations in an interview on Radio 103FM. Igra expressed great skepticism that a hostage deal could be reached. “I suggest that we all look at the basic situation – Hamas looks around and sees that the whole world is […]

Major Airlines Want To Hear How Boeing Plans To Fix Its Manufacturing Problems

The heads of leading U.S. airlines want to meet with Boeing and hear the aircraft manufacturer’s strategy for fixing quality-control problems that have gained attention since a panel blew out of an Alaska Airlines jetliner in January, people familiar with the situation said Thursday. The meeting is likely to take place next week, according to […]

Introducing the Perfect Location for Your Yeshiva in Galloway, Nj

Attention Yeshiva, Mesivta, and Beis Medresh administrators and leaders! Look no further for an ideal setting to start or relocate your institution. We are thrilled to announce that 110 S. New York Road in Galloway, NJ, offers a serene and peaceful environment that is perfect for your educational needs. Situated just 45 minutes south of […]

US Surgeons Have Transplanted A Pig Kidney Into A Living Patient

Doctors in Boston announced Thursday they have transplanted a pig kidney into a 62-year-old patient. Massachusetts General Hospital said it’s the first time a genetically modified pig kidney has been transplanted into a living person. Previously, pig kidneys have been temporarily transplanted into brain-dead donors. Also, two men received heart transplants from pigs, although both […]

Trump’s Latest 2024 Campaign Fundraising Report Shows Him Lagging Behind Biden In Cash

Former President Donald Trump’s fundraising picked up last month, but his political operation is still struggling to catch up to President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party in money coming in. Trump’s campaign and his Save America political action committee, two key committees in his political operation, reported raising a combined $15.9 million in February […]