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

By Warren Cole Smith
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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

By Warren Cole Smith
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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…

David McIntosh on leading the Club for Growth

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | How he got from small-town Indiana to the center of politics and what he’s going to do next

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

By Warren Cole Smith
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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: Wall Street braces for earnings season

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Drowning out earnings? We’re now into earnings season, but with all the news coming out of Greece and China and elsewhere, it’s been hard to tell if Wall…

China takes desperate measures to stop stock drop

By June Cheng
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China | A hodgepodge of desperate measures has finally stopped the Chinese stock market’s monthlong spiral, which has generated a $3 trillion loss in share value…

Dollars and Sense: Markets shrug off Greek drama

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Greece rejects austerity measures. More than 61 percent of Greeks voted on Sunday to reject austerity measures set forth by the International Monetary Fund as…

Small business owners warn extending overtime pay will kill jobs

By Abby Reese
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Business | President Barack Obama has proposed an overhaul of the nation’s overtime pay rules that could require business owners to pay billions more for overtime.

Dollars and Sense: Markets brace for Greek impact

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | No fed action—for now. The Federal Reserve met on Tuesday and Wednesday and decided that even though the economy is getting better, it’s still too early…

Dollars and Sense: The summertime doldrums may not last long

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Summertime blues. The markets seem to have settled in to a bit of summer doldrums. We’ve had a couple of big moves—200-point-movess, or more, in the…

The young and the jobless in post-Arab Spring nations face tough odds

By Laura Edghill
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Middle East | Millions of young people in the Middle East and North Africa are competing for jobs that are increasingly scarce. In the aftermath of the Arab Spring,

Dollars and Sense: U.S. Stocks continue to soar despite a global slowdown

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Nasdaq soars. The Nasdaq exchange hit a record high Thursday. It rose to a new record on Friday. The Nasdaq tends to be heavy with tech stocks, and it was…

 
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