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Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | INDIANAPOLIS—If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana would be among…

Dollars and Sense: Oil prices are playing havoc with the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stock market volatility. Volatility was back last week, and a lot of the news seemed to revolve around oil prices. We saw a couple of days last week with…

Dollars and Sense: Gas prices and Santa bring holiday cheer to Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Santa Claus rally? December is historically a good month for the stock market. During the past 50 years, the Dow has climbed in December an average of 1.6…

Chicago approves $13 minimum wage

By Daniel James Devine
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Jobs | Ordinance adopted Tuesday makes city the latest to order businesses to pay far more than the federal wage limit

Midday Roundup: Ferguson protests take to the football field

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hands up. Five St. Louis Rams football players protested the shooting of Michael Brown at game time yesterday. Before taking the field for pregame…

Dollars and Sense: Holiday buying season is now fully underway

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Black Friday fizzles. We’re now officially into the holiday shopping season. Even though the video of people trampling each other to get into stores is a…

Proposed EPA ozone rule could suffocate the economy

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a reduction in the amount of allowable ozone in the air Americans breathe. The new limit is supposed…

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street looks to finish the year strong

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Steady as she goes. The Dow and the S&P 500 indexes set more records last week, but mostly they were pretty steady, with not a lot of ups and downs.

Dollars and Sense: Is the stock market over valued?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Are things really that good? It was another upbeat week in the stock market. Are things really that good, or are we whistling past the graveyard, in a state…

Stopping the betrayals

By Marvin Olasky & J.C. Derrick
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Europe | Fighting financial corruption will help Balkan nations and many others (part three of a series)

Strength through marriage

By Cal Thomas
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Marriage | NEW YORK—At a dinner sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation last Thursday (I am an unpaid national advisory board member), there was a…

Dollars and Sense: Dropping gas prices pump up the economy

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets love divided government. Before we get into the purely economic news, it’s worth pausing to talk about the impact last week’s elections are likely…

 
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