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Dollars and Sense: Stop worrying about jobs, start watching inflation

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Focus on jobs. Once a month we have a week during which we get a lot of employment related data, and last week was that week for March. On Wednesday, payroll…

Your most important job

Your most important job

By Bill Newton
Posted

Parenting | He sat in the booth in front of me wearing a multicolored tie-dyed shirt. His head was shaved, tattoos covered most of his right arm and halfway up his neck,

Dollars and Sense: Mixed news didn’t dampen the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | February rebound. After a rough January, the markets have been on a steady climb. The Dow rose more than 1,000 points in February, recovering all of…

Headscarf case offers religious liberty cover

By Emily Belz
Posted

Supreme Court | The high court seems likely to rule against Abercrombie & Fitch and in favor of religious accommodation

Illinois governor sues to protect state workers from ‘fair share’ union dues

By Laura Edghill
Posted

Government | February weather across the Midwest may be frigid, but the current stand-off between Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s public sector unions has…

Avoiding ethical lapses

Avoiding ethical lapses

By Bill Newton
Posted

Faith & Inspiration | Peter was waiting, sitting in the easy chair across from my desk. His look told me this wasn’t a social call. He wasted no time getting to the point.

Order up

By Daniel James Devine
Posted

Technology | Amid rising costs, technology helps restaurants boost revenue. But will it replace jobs?

Rebuilding Owosso

Rebuilding Owosso

By Marvin Olasky & Katie Mullin
Posted

Cities | Gordon Pennington returned to his Michigan hometown a new man ready to help create a renewed city

Evolving into robots

By Marvin Olasky
Posted

Evolution | “A commitment for evolution.” That’s the slogan of a Nagasaki hotel scheduled to open in July and be staffed by 10 robots programmed to greet guests,

Dollars and Sense: Is the raging bull about to hit a wall?

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Bull keeps charging. The NASDAQ is at levels we haven’t seen since March 2000. The Dow and the S&P 500 are back to record levels. It’s easy to get…

Labor disputes put West Coast seaports at a standstill

By Rob Holmes
Posted

Transportation | Ports up and down the U.S. West Coast are nearly at a standstill after months of bickering between unions and the companies that operate marine terminals.

Dollars and Sense: Strong auto sales signal consumer confidence

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | A mixed bag. The news was pretty mixed last week. On Monday, a key measure of manufacturing activity indicated the economy is slowing down. The closely…

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