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  • Fischer Prevails as Flug Picked for Central Bank: Israel Markets

    Karnit Flug, former Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer’s deputy, was his choice as successor from the start. It took Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a little longer to reach the same conclusion.

  • Twice-Snubbed Flug Nominated as Bank of Israel Governor

    Acting Bank of Israel Governor Karnit Flug, passed over twice for the central bank’s top job, was nominated for the post today in a bid to wrap up a bungled selection process that’s left the institution without a permanent chief since June.

  • Citigroup Ex-CEO Pandit Invests in CommonBond

    CommonBond Inc., an online provider of student loans, raised more than $100 million from investors including former Citigroup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit to help more graduates reduce their debt loads.

  • My Wife's Cancer Holds Lesson for Health Care: David Klein

    In July 2008, my wife Linde was diagnosed with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. Her subsequent treatment has led me to view U.S. medical care from a different perspective. What Linde and I have learned over the past two years has broadened my fundamental beliefs about medicine. In sum, while amazing advances have been made and miracles are occurring, medicine remains very much an art.

  • Pfizer's Wyeth Loses Hearing Bid Over British Columbia Premarin Lawsuit

    Pfizer Inc. ’s Wyeth unit lost a bid at Canada’s highest court to block a lawsuit that alleges the menopause drug Premarin caused breast cancer.

  • Bank of Israel Announces Stanley Fischer to Step Down

    Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer, credited by many economists for steering Israel through the global financial crisis, said he will step down in the middle of his second term. Bonds, stocks and the shekel fell.

  • Pequot, Medical Manager, Starr, Viacom, FIM, Madoff, Wyeth in Court News

    The ex-wife of a former Microsoft Corp. employee could be eligible for a $1 million bounty for helping U.S. regulators impose one of the largest-ever insider trading fines against Arthur Samberg’s Pequot Capital Management Inc.

  • Estelle Sips; Wharton MBAs Crowd-Fund for School: Scene

    Hip-hop’s glamorous starlet Estelle crooned last night at the Darby -- everything from snippets of Madonna’s “Borderline” to her smooth-rap “Freak” to her first hit, “American Boy,” which the audience sang for her.

  • Fischer Growth Focus Helped Israel Beat World on Returns

    Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer celebrated the reconstruction of a South American synagogue transported to Jerusalem, giving tours in December to admiring donors. Yesterday it was Fischer who received plaudits for rebuilding, in this case the central bank and the economy it oversees.

  • Israeli Minister Plans to Raise Deficit to 4.9% of Output

    Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid is proposing to raise the government’s budget deficit limit this year to 4.9 percent of gross domestic product, instead of the earlier planned 3 percent.

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