New business licensing reform intends to make opening new small businesses like hair salons, kiosks and groceries faster and more streamlined
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The move intends to generate an additional 1,600 megawatts of electricity and help Israel move toward its goal to produce 10% of its power from alternative sources
Other private arms manufacturers worry that Israel would fail to get a fair price for the company and would harm local companies competing for contracts with the Israel Defense Forces
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Innovation Authority also determined to make Israels old-line industries more innovative
Legislation would deem a business a monopoly based on 'market power,' not market share
Industry sources compare the increase in demand to the surge in sales in the United States 14 years ago after 9/11.
For the first time since 2007, Israel will allow Gaza to export ironware, furniture and textiles to Israel, but NGO says restrictions on imports to Gaza neutralize much of benefit.
Meanwhile, labor dispute at Israel Chemicals to end after deal reached drastically slashing number of workers to be laid off.