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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…

EU to U.K.: Get moms back to work

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | Stay-at-home moms in the U.K. need to get back into the workforce, according to a European Union (EU) recommendation presented to financial leaders last week.

Brazilian president mends fences with White House visit

By Katlyn Babyak
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South America | President Barack Obama has neglected relations with most Latin American countries, aside from Cuba, but this week he made strides to improve relations with…

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.

Midday Roundup: Greece slides toward debt default

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Dead beat. Greek Finance Minster Yanis Varoufakis said his country does not intend to make the debt payment it owes international and European creditors by…

Dollars and Sense: Economy, markets continue dispensing good news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Healthy jumps. The U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act and lots of merger and acquisition (M&A) news in the…

The ten dollar woman

By Janie B. Cheaney
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History | If the news that the U.S. Treasury plans to put a woman’s image on the new $10 bill takes you by surprise, you’re behind the curve. Last spring,

Dollars and Sense: Markets brace for Greek impact

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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…

Globe Trot: Calling U.S. Christians to action on Iraq

By Mindy Belz
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International | IRAQ: One year after the ISIS capture of Mosul, it’s imperative to find a way to take care of the survivors, most of them Iraqi Christians, who…

House Democrats block White House-backed trade bill

By Lynde Langdon
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Congress | The House shot down a bill to expand the president’s trade powers today, dealing an embarrassing blow to the White House by its own party. House Minority…

Looking for poverty solutions that actually work

By Julie Borg
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Research | In the 50 years since Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty and envisioned the Great Society, American taxpayers have spent a whopping $22 trillion dollars…

 
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