Economy

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Dollars and Sense: Strong auto sales signal consumer confidence

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A mixed bag. The news was pretty mixed last week. On Monday, a key measure of manufacturing activity indicated the economy is slowing down. The closely…

Midday Roundup: Defying critics, pope blesses spanking

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Papal blessing.The Vatican is defending Pope Francis’ remarks supporting the use of corporal punishment for children in a way that maintains their dignity.

Greek tragedy

Greek tragedy

By Mindy Belz
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Greece | Dependency on government reshapes the character of any nation

Dollars and Sense: Buckle up for the stock market roller coaster

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Interesting times. I once heard that the Chinese have a saying: “May you live in interesting times.” Economically speaking, the world has been living in…

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…

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