Shekel – Dollar at a 30 Month Low

The shekel has weakened against the dollar and euro in morning inter-bank trading on Monday, 8 Adar II. The shekel-dollar exchange rate has risen...

American Airlines, JetBlue Ending Agreement

American Airlines and JetBlue Airways Corp. are ending an agreement that allowed travelers to add connections to their itinerary on each other's aircraft. The termination...

S&P 500 Ends At Record On Jobless Data

Investors were looking for any reason to look past the cold weather that has hampered the U.S. economy in the last few weeks, and...

Staples to Shutter 225 Stores as Sales Move Online

Staples will close 225 stores by the end of next year and the office-supply retailer is initiating a plan to save about $500 million...

RadioShack to Close Up to 1,100 U.S. Stores

RadioShack plans to close up to 1,100 of its underperforming stores in the U.S. and reported a wider loss for its fourth quarter as...

Standard & Poor’s 500 Index Closes at Record High

The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing at a record high and has turned positive for the year. The all-time high Thursday came after...

Airline Perks That Offer The Luxury Of Privacy

Airlines are once again upping the ante in their international first-class service. But this time, it has little to do with fancy meals or...

Some Travelers Win, Some Lose in Delta Changes

Delta Air Lines Inc. announced Wednesday that it will base miles earned in its loyalty program on how much passengers spend. That means travelers who...

Big Changes Ahead for Frequent Fliers on Delta

Delta Air Lines is making fundamental changes to its frequent flier program and will reward those who buy its priciest tickets, as opposed to...

BlackBerry Announces New Phones, Services

BlackBerry will release a low-cost phone in Indonesia in April and plans a broader release of a phone that restores a beloved row of...

WhatsApp To Add Voice To Messaging Service

WhatsApp, the popular messaging service for smartphones acquired this week by Facebook, will soon be offering a voice service. CEO Jan Koum said the voice...

US Average Gas Price Jumps 12 Cents Per Gallon

The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline rose 12 cents, to $3.41, during the past two weeks. That's according to a survey released...

Microsoft Plans Spring Windows, Phone Updates

Microsoft will update its Windows system this spring to address some of the gripes people have had when they use devices without touch capabilities. Windows...

WhatsApp: A $19 Billion Bet For Facebook

Facebook is placing a $19 billion bet on reaching its next billion mobile users with the acquisition of WhatsApp, a popular messaging service that...

Coca-Cola’s Profit Slips As US Soda Sales Flag

Coca-Cola says its fourth-quarter profit fell as the world’s biggest beverage maker once again sold less soda in North America. The maker of Sprite, Dasani...

Average 30-Year US Mortgage Rate Up to 4.28 Percent

The average U.S. rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage edged up this week to 4.28 percent from 4.23 percent but remains near historically low...

Wheat Prices Rise on Supply Worries; Oil Higher

Wheat futures rose Monday as traders worried about tight supplies. Crude oil closed above $100 a barrel for the first time this year, and...

US Gas Prices Dip 2 Cents Per Gallon Nationwide

The average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. has fallen 2 cents a gallon during the past two weeks. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said...

US Stocks End Higher; Dow Has Its Best Day of 2014

After a rocky start to the week, U.S. stocks roared back on Thursday, giving major stock indexes their biggest gain of the year. The Dow...

Average US Rate On 30-Year Loan At 4.23 Percent

Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages fell this week as the latest data continued to indicate a pause in the housing market's recovery. Mortgage buyer...

Oil, Natural Gas Extend Gains on US Winter Storm

The prices of oil extended gains to near $98 a barrel on Thursday as a winter storm that slammed the U.S. raised expectations for...

Twitter Stock Dips On User Growth Worries

Twitter beat Wall Street's earnings and revenue expectations in its first quarter as a public company. But investors were looking for even more -...

Average US Rate on 30-Year Loan at 4.32 Pct.

Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages slipped this week as new data showed a decline in home prices in November and a drop in...

Stocks Rise On Wall Street After 3 Days Of Losses

Investors' jitters over emerging markets faded on Tuesday and U.S. stocks rose for the first time in four days. Global stock markets stabilized after three...

Google Purchases British Startup DeepMind, Expanding Its Reach In Artificial Intelligence

Google says that it has purchased the British startup DeepMind, an artificial intelligence company founded by a 37-year old former chess prodigy and computer...

Toyota World’s Top Selling Car Maker For 2nd Year

Toyota remained the top-selling automaker for a second year in a row, beating U.S. rival General Motors by some 270,000 vehicles in 2013, and...

Average US Rate On 30-Year Loan At 4.39 Percent

Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages changed little this week. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average for the 30-year loan declined to 4.39 percent...

JetBlue, Etihad Airlines Announce Partnership

United Arab Emirates - JetBlue Airways Corp. and the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, have formed a partnership to allow...

Airfares Continue To Rise, Up 12 Percent Since ’09

The price to board an airliner in the United States has risen for the fourth straight year, making it increasingly expensive to fly almost...

American Cutting Flights From NY, DC After Merger

American Airlines and US Airways will drop year-round, daily nonstop flights from Washington's Reagan National Airport to Detroit, San Diego and 15 other cities...

Apple To Refund At Least $32.5 Million In Case Involving Kids Downloading Without Parents’...

Apple will refund at least $32.5 million to consumers to settle a federal case involving purchases that kids made without their parents' permission while...

How the Dow Jones Industrial Average Did Wednesday

The stock market stumbled Wednesday as investors waited for the government's jobs report later this week and the beginning of quarterly earnings releases from...

T-Mobile To Buy Spectrum Licenses From Verizon

T-Mobile has reached deals to buy spectrum licenses from Verizon Wireless for $2.37 billion in cash. T-Mobile is also transferring other kinds of spectrum...

S&P 500 Index Has Its Best Year Since 1997

The stock market closed out a record year with more all-time highs on Tuesday, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two...

2013 Was the Year of Unstoppable Stocks

The stock market was unstoppable in 2013. A U.S. government shutdown, fear of a default, the threat of military action in Syria, big budget cuts,...

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TRAGEDY IN HAIFA: Chareidi Woman Is R”L Killed After Falling Through...

Tragedy struck the Haifa community on Thursday, when a Chareidi woman in her early sixties, was R"L Niftar after she fell from the balcony...