Economy

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Thomas Sowell on the root causes of income inequality

By Jim Henry
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Poverty | Thomas Sowell is a preeminent economist, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and author of the best-selling Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the

It takes a lot of families

It takes a lot of families

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Business | When candidate Barack Obama was running for president in 2008, he took some flak for telling “Joe the Plumber” that his goal for the economy was to spread…

Dollars and Sense: Christmas isn’t over on Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Christmas rally continues. Santa Claus was good to the markets this year. Friday was the seventh straight day of gains for the Dow, which closed above 18,000…

Dollars and Sense: Here comes the Santa Claus rally

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Remarkable markets. Last week was a remarkable week on Wall Street. To see just how remarkable, let’s go back a couple of weeks to Dec. 5, when the Dow set…

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.

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