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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
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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…

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…

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,

The O’Malley factor

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as…

Dollars and Sense: Markets remain jittery on mixed economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets jittery. We saw a lot of volatility in the markets last week. On May 8, the markets had their best day in several months. Then they dropped Monday,

Dollars and Sense: Jobs picture improves as recovery plods along

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season winds down. First-quarter earnings season began with lowered expectations, proceeded with better-than-expected performance, and ended with…

The happiness platform

The happiness platform

By D.C. Innes
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Government | With the presidential nominating season now under way, ideas and promises for improving our lives are filling our ears, but they tend to focus on economic…

Dollars and Sense: Are jobless claims bottoming out?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A CEO resignation. The CEO of Angie’s List resigned last week, and there’s a story there. Bill Oesterle had been a co-founder and president of Angie’s…

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