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Dollars and Sense: Will trouble in Greece shake U.S. markets?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Greek turmoil. Expect the unexpected this week in the markets. A radical left-wing party vowing to end Greece’s painful austerity program won a historic…

Future fumbles

Future fumbles

By Marvin Olasky
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History | Here for fun is the syllabus of a college course that might be taught in 40 years: History 210 / Professor Nivram The Crisis of the 21st Century is a commonly…

China’s control over Hong Kong accelerates as economy slows

By June Cheng
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China | Slowing economic growth. China’s economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, the slowest growth in 24 years. While the growth rate well exceeds that of other nations,

Obama: ‘The shadow of crisis has passed’

By J.C. Derrick
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State of the Union | President paints glowing picture in second-to-last State of the Union Address

Under Obama’s new tax plan, everyone pays more

By Kent Covington
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Economy | In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama is expected to call for tax increases to pay for benefits for the poor and middle class, as…

Dollars and Sense: Earnings season, oil, and a Swiss surprise

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season underway. A week ago, Alcoa’s report kicked off the quarterly earnings season, and while it was good, the news has been mostly downhill…

Dollars and Sense: Markets erupt over energy, earnings, and Europe

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility continues. Last week was wild on Wall Street, though the volatility was not completely unexpected. In the first three days of the year, beginning…

Dollars and Sense: Will the markets have a happy new year?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Year-end numbers. The markets sank a bit on the last days of 2014 as portfolio managers did a bit of selling as window dressing, locking in gains for the…

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…

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