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Dollar store wars

Dollar store wars

By David Skeel
Posted

Money | Merger may change the landscape of urban and suburban retailing

Dollars and Sense: Markets continue to soar, but reasons for caution abound

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | More records. Another week goes by, and we have another week of records for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500. The S&P…

Midday Roundup: Jindal sues feds over Common Core

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Uncommon lawsuit. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is suing the federal government over the increasingly unpopular Common Core education standards. Jindal claims…

Dollars and Sense: Janet Yellen speaks, and the markets yawn

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bull unbound. The markets just keep rising. A couple of weeks ago we were lamenting July, when losses pretty much erased the year-to-date gains. But since the…

What the river speaks

What the river speaks

By Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted

Cities | The danger of a once-productive waterfront—and nation—going idle

New York farmers ordered to host gay weddings

By Sarah Padbury
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Religious Liberty | An administrative law judge in New York has found a couple guilty of discrimination because they refused to allow two lesbians to rent their farm for a…

Midday Roundup: U.S. tried to rescue ISIS captives earlier this summer

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Secret mission. The White House acknowledged yesterday that it tried and failed to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held by ISIS…

Dollars and Sense: All investors want is a slow news day

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Seeking normalcy. Stocks were generally higher last week, though some days it was hard to find any real news driving them either up or down. I heard one…

Copyright battle: photographer vs. monkey

Copyright battle: photographer vs. monkey

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A case of “monkey see, monkey do,” brought British nature photographer David Slater a lot of attention in 2011. He was in Indonesia, photographing crested…

Dollars and Sense: Geopolitics trumps positive economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stocks drop. The big news for the week came on Thursday, when the markets both here and abroad dropped significantly. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, for…

Midday Roundup: Palin-vision coming to a computer near you

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Small screen star. Can’t get enough Sarah Palin? For $9.95 a month, consumers can access her new online channel, billed as a “direct connection” between…

Dollars and Sense: No stock market bubble here

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Earnings strong. The stock markets didn’t have a lot of direction last week, although earnings reports were good. We’re now far enough into earnings…

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