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Dollars and Sense: Gas prices and Santa bring holiday cheer to Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Santa Claus rally? December is historically a good month for the stock market. During the past 50 years, the Dow has climbed in December an average of 1.6…

Pregnant worker case at high court divides pro-life, conservative groups

By Emily Belz
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Supreme Court | The Supreme Court will hear a case tomorrow about the meaning of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA), and whether UPS discriminated against one of…

Dollars and Sense: Holiday buying season is now fully underway

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Black Friday fizzles. We’re now officially into the holiday shopping season. Even though the video of people trampling each other to get into stores is a…

Ethics without a plumb line

Ethics without a plumb line

By Bill Newton
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Higher Education | “We’re creating a mandatory ethics curriculum for every student,” the college president stated to a group of anxious alumni. The implication was that he…

Proposed EPA ozone rule could suffocate the economy

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the amount of allowable ozone in the air Americans breathe. The new limit is supposed…

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street looks to finish the year strong

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Steady as she goes. The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes set more records last week, but mostly they were pretty steady, with not a lot of ups and downs.

Dollars and Sense: Is the stock market over valued?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Are things really that good? It was another upbeat week in the stock market. Are things really that good, or are we whistling past the graveyard, in a state…

Midday Roundup: Teacher describes horrific school shooting on 911 tapes

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Caught on tape. Officials have released the 911 tapes from last month’s school cafeteria shooting in Washington state. On the tapes, first-year teacher…

Dollars and Sense: The market bulls continue their stampede

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Record highs. The stock market bulls continue to stampede. All three of the major indexes rose this week. The Dow even set a new record high on Friday. A…

Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

By Emily Scheie
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Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

Dollars and Sense: The markets bounce back

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The bull keeps charging. This is the bull market that won’t quit. The markets have set record after record for the past two years, even though—at least…

Midday roundup: Was hatchet attack on NYPD terrorism?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Questionable motives. A Queens resident attacked four rookie New York Police Department officers with a hatchet Thursday, wounding two of them before he was…

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