Economy

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Wages of federalism

By Andrew Branch
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Money | State efforts will help us learn about the economic effects of minimum wage hikes

Signs and Wonders: Is Mexico finally winning the drug war?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Cartel busted. An interesting story is unfolding down in Mexico. Last year, the Mexican government got serious about cracking down on the “Knights…

Why work?

Why work?

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Healthcare | “All the toil of a man is for his mouth …” (Ecclesiastes 6:7). We learn from Ecclesiastes what motivates men to work. Now I am certain that some people…

Dollars and Sense: A tale of two California economies

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | California dreamin’. I’ve been in Los Angeles this week, and I’ve discovered an economy that is Dickensian: It’s the best of times and the worst of…

Web Reads: Jeopardy lynch mob vs. Arthur Chu

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Just a game? Former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings writes about the anger current champ Arthur Chu has stirred up among the game show’s fervent fans. Most of…

Filibuster showdown eclipses debt limit vote

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | After a dramatic filibuster showdown, the Senate approved a bill to raise the nation’s debt limit, sending the measure to President Barack Obama for his…

House raises debt ceiling after Boehner admits defeat

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Politics | House Republicans jettison efforts to get something in return for another borrowing hike

Globe Trot: Kenneth Bae rescue mission thwarted again

By Mindy Belz
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International | NORTH KOREA: For a second time, North Korea has rescinded its invitation for a U.S. envoy to visit imprisoned American Kenneth Bae, who was sentenced to…

Dollars and Sense: When a market correction is a good sign

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stocks down, but stable. Last Friday, stocks headed down sharply, and they continued the decline on Monday. But the good news is that the retreat was not…

Midday Roundup: Too rich to go to jail

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Coddled? A Texas judge has reaffirmed her December decision to give a teen who pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter 10 years of…

Dollars and Sense: Could the stock market slide soon be over?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Swing low—and high. It was a bit of a roller-coaster this week, both in terms of the market gyrations, and in terms of economic news. We saw the Dow move…

The state of the minimum wage

By Andrew Branch
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Government | While Washington reporters concentrate on President Barack Obama’s words about income inequality and his recommendations concerning minimum wage laws, state…

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