Economy

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Dollars and Sense: Economic rising tide or financial flash flood?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | S&P setting records. The Standard and Poor’s 500, an index of the 500 largest stocks in the country, keeps setting records. The S&P 500 went above…

'Too big to jail'

By Warren Cole Smith
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Banking |  Are the world’s biggest banks beyond the reach of the law?

The Rich List and the West’s culture of envy

By Cal Thomas
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Money | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs…

Dollars and Sense: Economic growth but no big boom

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Retail regales. Last week retail was in focus. As we’ve discussed before, retail companies often have different year-ends than the Dec. 31 year-end of…

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…

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