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A weekly roundup of financial news by Warren Cole Smith.

Dollars and Sense: All eyes on Congress

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Money | A busy week. Even though this past week was shortened by the holiday, it was nonetheless pretty busy. On Tuesday, it looked like things were getting off to a…

Dollars and Sense: Falling into fall

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Money | Not with a bang. The week, and the month, ended not with a bang, but with a whimper, at least on the stock market. The Dow slid more than 5 percent during…

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…

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