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Personal taxi services confound regulators

By Michael Cochrane
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Economy | As the marketplace gives birth to the peer-to-peer, or sharing, economy, app-driven personal taxi services are feeling the labor pains. The ride-sharing…

Dollars and Sense: No stock market bubble here

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings strong. The stock markets didn’t have a lot of direction last week, although earnings reports were good. We’re now far enough into earnings…

How strong families help the economy

How strong families help the economy

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Economy | The government will never provide for you as well as a stable two-parent family will. That’s the summary of the Heritage Foundation’s first annual report…

Dollars and Sense: Is Wall Street showing signs of ‘irrational exuberance?’

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Wall Street rising. Stocks rose last week. In fact, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday continued a winning streak on the Dow that began the week before. The…

Dollars and Sense: Europe spooks U.S. markets … again

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | European slowdown. Before we talk about earnings season getting underway here in the United States, I can’t help observing that Europe is back in the…

Dollars and Sense: What’s spurring the market’s bull run?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets continue skyward. On Thursday, the last day the markets were open before the Independence Day holiday, the Dow finished above 17,000 for the first…

Dollars and Sense: Positive economic signs can’t erase long-term problems

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | GDP shrank. The big news last week was the announcement that the gross domestic product shrank at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the first quarter. We got…

Dollars and Sense: The Fed speaks, and the markets shrug

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The Fed speaks. The big news this week came out of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, held last week for two days, At the end of that meeting,

The shell game

The shell game

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Economy | Last week’s announcement that the U.S. economy reached a milestone in May, restoring job losses to December 2007 levels (yippee!), reminds me of an incident…

Dollars and Sense: Companies are spending money, but will consumers?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | M&A news. The economic news was pretty good last week, but the stock markets’ performance was mixed. Among the positive economic news: We got more…

Bailout fever

Bailout fever

By David Skeel
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Money | Timothy Geithner claims massive bailouts saved the economy, but reasons for skepticism remain

Dollars and Sense: Exuberant markets shrug off underemployment warnings

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets still high. Now that we’re into June we can say May was the best month for U.S. investors since February. The Standard &Poor’s 500 rose 2.1…

 
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