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Dollars and Sense: The summertime doldrums may not last long

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Summertime blues. The markets seem to have settled in to a bit of summer doldrums. We’ve had a couple of big moves—200-point-movess, or more, in the…

House Democrats block White House-backed trade bill

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Congress | The House shot down a bill to expand the president’s trade powers today, dealing an embarrassing blow to the White House by its own party. House Minority…

‘Favored treatment’

By Emily Belz
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Religious Liberty | Supreme Court rules in favor of religious practice in the workplace

Midday Roundup: Dogs pick up fresh scent in hunt for escapees

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hot on the trail. Schools and a highway near a New York state prison have closed as the manhunt for two escaped killers continues. More than 450 law…

Street vendors in Zimbabwe look for shelter

By Onize Ohikere
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Africa | Street vendors and cars crowd the streets of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. The vendors’ daily job is to sell clothing, food, and cosmetics, but Zimbabwe’s…

Human trafficking crisis creates new hurdles for Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Fast track negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive trade agreement that encompasses everything from internet policy to financial…

Survey: Majority of disabled people are ‘striving to work’

By Jae Wasson
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Health | Disabled Americans are overcoming challenges and contributing to the economy, according to a new survey released today. The Kessler Foundation worked with the…

Dollars and Sense: Mixed economic news hasn’t hurt the stock markets—yet

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bad news is good news. The stock markets keep setting record highs, but the economy itself seems to be sputtering. The explanation is pretty simple:

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

Family Christian accepts bid for buy-out from existing investors

By Lynde Langdon
Posted

Business | The bankrupt Family Christian Stores (FCS) has auctioned its assets to the highest bidder, which is owned by the same company that owns FCS and promises to…

Dollars and Sense: Record highs on mixed news—the Fed speaks again

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Record highs. Last Monday, the Dow and the S&P 500 hit new records, and then again several times later in the week these indexes bounced around and hit…

Midday Roundup: Feds charge cancer charities with massive fraud

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Wasted. A network of major cancer charities squandered about $187 million in donated funds on the lavish lifestyles of employees, according to charges filed…

Dollars and Sense: Markets remain jittery on mixed economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Markets jittery. We saw a lot of volatility in the markets last week. On May 8, the markets had their best day in several months. Then they dropped Monday,

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