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A weekly roundup of financial news by Warren Cole Smith.

Dollars and Sense: Technical glitches enliven sluggish week

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Money | NAS-Crash. A quiet August week on Wall Street got a little livelier when the Nasdaq exchange crashed on Thursday. Trading on Nasdaq, the second-biggest U.S.

Dollars and Sense: Earnings surprises, interest rates give investors the blues

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Money | Earnings surprise. Last week I warned you that a few last minute earnings surprises might disrupt the normally calm markets, and that’s exactly what…

Dollars and Sense: Positive economic news prods the bears

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Money | Quiet week. This week was a fairly quiet one on Wall Street, but that’s about what we expected. Second-quarter earnings season is just about over. Congress…

Dollars and Sense: News just good enough to fuel the rally

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Money | July ends strong. We ended the month this past week on a high note for all three major stock indexes. For the month of July, The Dow Jones Industrial Average…

Dollars and Sense: Hot stocks and housing bubbles

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Money | Hot and cold. I’ve spent the past month in Manitou Springs, Colo., where I’ve been scholar-in-residence for Summit Ministries. In the high country of…

Dollars and Sense: The Fed’s still wagging the Wall Street dog

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Money | Earnings season begins. This week began earnings season on Wall Street, but you’d hardly know it. Alcoa kicked off reporting on second quarter results with…

Dollars and Sense: Moving past the Fed's market influence

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Money | Stocks still up. The major stock indexes all closed the second quarter higher and the Dow posted its strongest first-half performance since 1999. So far for…

Dollars and Sense: Grasping at optimism and fireworks ahead

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Money | Still wagging the dog. After last week’s big drops, the stock markets made something of a recovery this week. The announcement by Ben Bernanke on June 19…

Dollars and Sense: The markets aren’t calm, but investors carry on

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Money | Markets tumble. I (and many others) have been warning you that the Federal Reserve Bank has been propping up the stock market for the past few weeks, and this…

Dollars and Sense: Will the housing bubble burst again?

Dollars and Sense: Will the housing bubble burst again?

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Money | Not so quiet. Once again it was supposed to be a quiet week on the financial front, and once again it didn’t turn out that way. Monday, of course, was the…

Dollars and Sense: One roller coaster week

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Money | An unexpected week. This week—with its quiet beginning and volatile middle and end—was not the kind of week most of us expected. On Monday, stocks traded…

Dollars and Sense: Are markets headed toward a healthy correction or ‘irrational exuberance’?

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Money | Big Apple ripe. I spent a couple of days in New York this week, and I can tell you that with the stock markets at all time highs, the Big Apple is…

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