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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,

Dollars and Sense: Why do we report the government’s economic data?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Adrift. Last week I said the markets would likely drift because we were near the end of the month and the end of the quarter, and that’s pretty much what…

Tourists avoiding Egypt since Arab Spring

By Julia Thompson
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Egypt | Upcoming presidential elections could revive or further deflate Egypt’s troubled economy

Dollars and Sense: Just how long can this bull market go on?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Down week. The markets have been pretty easy to chart this year so far. Stocks dropped significantly in January. But they roared back in February, with the…

Midday Roundup: Iran toys with Saeed Abedini’s health

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Critical condition. Iranian doctors refused to treat pastor Saeed Abedini and sent him back to prison to suffer yesterday. Abedini, an Iranian-American…

Tax reform puts charity on the chopping block

By J.C. Derrick
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Charity | Nonprofits push back against proposed tweaks to the charitable tax deduction

Midday Roundup: Self-inflicted shutdown wound

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Park pain. The Obama administration’s decision to shutter national parks during last fall’s partial government shutdown cost the parks and surrounding…

Dollars and Sense: The bulls are on a rampage

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Still recovering. The stock market, after a rough January, seems to think the economy is still in recovery. The S&P 500 roared back into positive…

Dollars and Sense: China’s yanking the stock market’s chain

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | I think I can. The stock market seemed poised for a rebound, but never quite bounced this week. I kept thinking about the children’s book, The Little Steam

Signs and Wonders: Manipulated baptisms and Steven Furtick’s vision from God

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Preachers behaving badly. This has not been a good week for megachurch pastor Steven Furtick, of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C. We have previously…

 
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