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Analysts say job market on the rebound, but not everyone is benefiting yet
BY Heather Norris
October 10, 2013

Maryland jobs are on the road to recovery, according to the most recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but many members of the Jewish community are not feeling much relief. “People with good, solid career histories in fields that are robust are getting jobs more easily,” said Tracey Paliath, director of economic services CONTINUE »

Jewish Republicans caught in party shutdown crossfire
BY Ron Kampeas
October 10, 2013

The first lawmaker to speak at a closed-door Capitol Hill confab convened by the Republican Jewish Coalition’s women’s affiliate was, naturally enough, a woman. So was the second. Against the background of the current federal budget battle, that’s about all that united Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Ayotte has been a CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
October 10, 2013

A school bus en route to Pikesville Middle School with 10 students overturned last Friday morning on Greenspring Avenue, according to Baltimore County Police. Five children and the bus driver, a woman, were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries, police said. The bus flipped in the 10800 block of Greenspring Avenue, near Hillside Drive CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
October 10, 2013

After customers in a New Jersey store were allegedly told that Hobby Lobby doesn’t cater to Jewish customers, the company issued an apology and said it is re-evaluating its merchandise selection and investigating the incident. New Jersey blogger Ken Berwitz reported that family friends went to a Hobby Lobby in Marlboro, N.J., which was stocked CONTINUE »

BY Meredith Jacobs
October 10, 2013

Hostess Brands recently emerged from bankruptcy, which means Wonder Bread is back on the shelves. Remember Wonder Bread? It’s hard to forget the fluffy American sandwich staple of the 20th century. But now, it’s going kosher. The Orthodox Union recently announced that it’s certifying Wonder Bread products in regions of the U.S. If the product CONTINUE »