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A weekly roundup of financial news by Warren Cole Smith.

Dollars and Sense: Is Wall Street whistling past the graveyard?

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Money | Another bull run or dead-cat bounce? It’s hard to believe, given the economic news and the recent stock market correction, but we’ve experienced a bit of…

Dollars and Sense: Investors happily bid third quarter farewell

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Money | Weak employment report. The news everyone was waiting for last week, the monthly unemployment report, came on Friday. It was a pretty weak report. The…

Dollars and Sense: Volkswagen woes top economic news

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Money | Volkswagen woes. After weeks of covering stock market gyrations and monetary policy related to the Federal Reserve, last week the business news shifted to…

Dollars and Sense: Fed stays the course but market uncertainty continues

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Money | Fed stays the course. The Federal Reserve met last week and decided to leave interest rates unchanged—at near zero percent. That decision wasn’t a…

Dollars and Sense: Waiting for the Fed

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Money | The new normal? The activity in the stock market seems to be returning to normal, though it is something of a new normal. A chart of the Dow Jones Industrial…

Dollars and Sense: Markets remain cautious but not as volatile

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Money | Fears abated. Last week, I said the markets would calm down a bit from the extreme volatility of the week before, and they did—but not a lot. We did see a…

Dollars and Sense: Is the Wall Street roller coaster over?

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Money | Volatility high. Last week was a roller coaster on Wall Street. The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of the premium traders are willing to pay for protection…

Dollars and Sense: The long-predicted stock market correction is here

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Money | Buckle up. Unless you’ve been on a desert island, you know last week was rough in the markets. Monday was a fair day, but Tuesday and Wednesday were down…

Dollars and Sense: Trouble in China drives down U.S. markets, moods

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Money | The Chinese currency. The Chinese government devalued its currency, the yuan, twice last week, and that had a major negative impact on U.S. markets. Lots of…

Dollars and Sense: Markets drop on spotty economic news

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Money | Markets continue downward. The markets dropped all last week. In fact, Friday was the seventh straight day of declines for the Dow, down nearly 1,000 points…

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

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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…

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

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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…

 
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