Tag archive for ‘Washington D.C’

Senator Chuck Schumer Backs DC And Puerto Rico Statehood

Senator Schumer Official Photo New York’s Charles Schumer is getting very vocal and daring these days. Not only has he come out in favor of granting statehood to both the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, More...

Jewish Business News Service On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Google Among Top Lobbying Spenders in 2014

In its bid to preserve net neutrality and reform patent legislation, Google spent a total of $17.5 million on lobbying in the past year. According to the Center of Responsive Politics, the search giant itself More...

Lily Bethlehem On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

GW University Chabad Leaders Fight Expulsion from Campus

Jewish students at GW are rallying around Chabad couple, Rabbi Yehuda and Rivky Steiner as a court rules whether they will be able to continue Chabad-sponsored activites on campus, as reported by gwhatchet. More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

InstaCart Raises $220 Million, Not Threatened by Uber Essentials

Instacart raised $220 million in a funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The venture capital firm is also a backer of Uber, which some see as a potential competitor of the online grocery More...

Lily Bethlehem On Monday, January 5th, 2015

Leonard Lauder, 81, Ties the Knot with Judith Ellis Glickman Lauder

It was wedding bells for Leonard Lauder, son of the iconic Estee Lauder, founder of the company that bears her name. Leonard Lauder, at the age of 81, married photographer Judith Ellis Glickman, 76, More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Feastly Home Cooked Meals Company Raises $1.2 Million

Washington D.C. based brainchild of Israelis Feastly, which offers diners home cooked meals, has raised $1.2 million in seed funding from the Westly Group. Feastly calls itself a growing movement of eaters More...

Lilach Weissman On Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Eliot Spitzer Inherits $1 Million, Mom Gets $6 Million

  Eliot Spitzer, or the “Luv Guv” as the Daily News sometimes calls him, inherited $1 million from his father Bernard’s estate after he passed away recently. A remaining $6 million More...

Tibi Singer On Monday, October 20th, 2014

RCA Validates ‘Peeping Tom Rabbi’ Conversions, But Israeli Rabbinate Still ‘Reviewing’

The Chief Rabbinate of Israel is reviewing the validity of conversions performed by Orthodox Rabbi Barry Freundel, who has been charged with videotaping women in a mikvah near his synagogue, Haaretz reported. “We More...

Lily Bethlehem On Monday, September 22nd, 2014

David Rubenstein Awarded for Promoting Finnish Artists and Performers

David Rubenstein, manager of the Carlyle Group and on the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was awarded the Insignia of the Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland in September More...

Noam Meir On Friday, September 5th, 2014

Lennar Gets Some Chinese Landsea $1 Billion for NJ Housing Project

Lennar Corporation is one of the first three American real estate development firms to benefit from a $1 billion investment by the Chinese goliath Landsea in new housing projects in the United States. It will More...

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