Economy

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Dollars and Sense: Will a May selloff tank the markets this week?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A positive beginning. Stocks rose last Monday, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 and the Dow both broke through to new records. Some areas of the market…

You can be replaced

By D.C. Innes
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Economy | Machines are putting people out of work. You’ll notice there are no more elevator operators. You push your own button, and the thing moves. And when you…

Dollars and Sense: The week of the consumer

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A jumpy market. We saw a number of 100-point swings this week, sometimes in a single day. Last Monday was a good example. Conflict in Ukraine and slowing…

Dollars and Sense: Too much good economic news?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Unemployment uncertainty. This week’s big surprise: the unemployment number. The big question remains, what does it mean? Most analysts had expected the…

Shoot ’em down now

Shoot ’em down now

By Marvin Olasky
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WORLD | WORLD readers sometimes make good suggestions regarding my columns after they’ve published in the magazine, so here’s an opportunity to get in your licks…

Midday Roundup: Watchful citizen foils teen's school terror plot

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Foiled plan. A community’s vigilance thwarted a teenager’s elaborate plot to kill his family and bomb a junior and senior high school in southern…

Army wages war of attrition on young officers

By Michael Cochrane
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Military | After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of…

Dollars and Sense: Market drift and job growth anticipation

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | All quiet on the earnings front. We’re now a couple of weeks into earnings season, and so far things seem pretty quiet. In fact, I can’t resist pointing…

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season. We’re fully into earnings season on Wall Street. What we have learned so far is that, in general, traders like what they see. The markets…

Web Reads: Is that a Scrabble-approved word?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Cheat sheet. Tournament Scrabble players rack up big scores by playing words that most of us don’t know or don’t believe comply with Scrabble rules. The…

Focus on what works

By Cal Thomas
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Government | The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.

Dollars and Sense: The economy coasts into the second quarter

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | First quarter ends. The stock markets ended the first quarter last Monday more or less flat for the year. Despite an up day for the U.S. markets on Monday,

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