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Dollars and Sense: Will tepid economic growth cool the markets?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Slow growth. It was another week of mediocre economic news. We got a report last week that the economy was growing, but only at a tepid 2.3 percent, slower…

Stealing on the job

Stealing on the job

By Bill Newton
Posted

Business | I’d just stepped off the airplane and was walking to baggage claim when I passed a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent guarding the exit. She…

Dollars and Sense: Stock drop in China ripples around the world

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Selling off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is in negative territory for the year after last week’s sell-off, which is continuing today. We’re in the…

New York, University of California adopt $15 minimum wage

By Jae Wasson
Posted

Business | Maybe New York’s fast-food workers shouldn’t be celebrating their new $15 minimum wage. While advocates for a higher minimum wage say it will help…

Sweet Cakes raises almost triple state fine on faith-based funding site

By Sarah Padbury
Posted

Business | Christians looking to raise funds for religious liberty causes have a new crowdfunding option that won’t kick them off the site for defending their faith.

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street braces for earnings season

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Drowning out earnings? We’re now into earnings season, but with all the news coming out of Greece and China and elsewhere, it’s been hard to tell if Wall…

We’re in ‘big’ trouble

We’re in ‘big’ trouble

By Bill Newton
Posted

Business | In recent years, businesses—particularly insurance companies, banks, automakers, and defense contractors—have consolidated into bigger and bigger…

Government suspects airline collusion keeping ticket prices high

By Abby Reese
Posted

Business | The U.S. government is investigating four major airlines for colluding to limit available seats to keep prices high. On Tuesday, American, Delta, Southwest,

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

By Gaye Clark
Posted

Human Trafficking | American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, will no longer allow their cards be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com, a website accused of facilitating sex…

Small business owners warn extending overtime pay will kill jobs

By Abby Reese
Posted

Business | President Barack Obama has proposed an overhaul of the nation’s overtime pay rules that could require business owners to pay billions more for overtime.

Dollars and Sense: Economy, markets continue dispensing good news

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Healthy jumps. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and lots of merger and acquisition (M&A) news in the…

Help for veterans only other veterans can provide

By Jae Wasson
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Military | Robert Johnson joined the Marines to keep from being killed. He watched his best friend get shot to death in their Baton Rouge, La., neighborhood, and…

 
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