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By D.C. Innes
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Government | With the presidential nominating season now under way, ideas and promises for improving our lives are filling our ears, but they tend to focus on economic…

Dollars and Sense: Are jobless claims bottoming out?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A CEO resignation. The CEO of Angie’s List resigned last week, and there’s a story there. Bill Oesterle had been a co-founder and president of Angie’s…

Rubio begins campaign touting tax reform

By J.C. Derrick
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Campaign 2016 | Proposed reform plan would cut taxes for 90 percent of Americans

Dollars and Sense: Earnings season might actually matter this quarter

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season matters. We’re in earnings season again, and this quarter people are actually paying attention. It almost sounds funny to say it that way,

Dollars and Sense: At quarter’s end, the markets lack conviction

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A new quarter. In the past week, we turned over a new month and a new quarter. Though we still have plenty of problems in the economy, it’s fair to say we…

Dollars and Sense: Volatility returns to the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Calm before the storm. Last Monday, I said the week before had been pretty quiet, but we can now say it was a calm before another storm. In Europe, Greece and…

Dollars and Sense: The Fed speaks, and the markets barely notice

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Yellen speaks. The big news last week was a two-day Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fed-watchers were on the lookout for a single word:

Dollars and Sense: Europe starts quantitative easing, fears of a correction loom

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Another volatile week. The markets were volatile again last week. After a five-year rally without a serious correction, sometimes news the markets think could…

Dollars and Sense: Stop worrying about jobs, start watching inflation

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Focus on jobs. Once a month we have a week during which we get a lot of employment related data, and last week was that week for March. On Wednesday, payroll…

Dollars and Sense: Mixed news didn’t dampen the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | February rebound. After a rough January, the markets have been on a steady climb. The Dow rose more than 1,000 points in February, recovering all of…

Is the government greasing the skids for another housing slump?

By Kent Covington
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Housing | On the whole, the housing market has regained much of the ground it lost in the 2008 financial crisis. Sales have been healthier each year for the past few…

Opening Arabia to business and peace

By D.C. Innes
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Middle East | President Obama wants to fight ISIS with a jobs program, perhaps a New Deal for the Middle East. U.S. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf told…

 
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