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Dollars and Sense: Will tepid economic growth cool the markets?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Slow growth. It was another week of mediocre economic news. We got a report last week that the economy was growing, but only at a tepid 2.3 percent, slower…

China takes desperate measures to stop stock drop

By June Cheng
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China | A hodgepodge of desperate measures has finally stopped the Chinese stock market’s monthlong spiral, which has generated a $3 trillion loss in share value…

Dollars and Sense: Markets shrug off Greek drama

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Greece rejects austerity measures. More than 61 percent of Greeks voted on Sunday to reject austerity measures set forth by the International Monetary Fund as…

Tempted to borrow more money?

Tempted to borrow more money?

By Bill Newton
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Finance | A married couple sat down with me for financial counseling and asked, “The television ad said we could qualify for a mortgage of 100 percent of the value of…

Dollars and Sense: Government manipulation and market distortion

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Government manipulation. It has been a strange couple of weeks, even months, in the stock market. The U.S. economy keeps growing, but it’s slow and not…

Dollars and Sense: Mixed economic news hasn’t hurt the stock markets—yet

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bad news is good news. The stock markets keep setting record highs, but the economy itself seems to be sputtering. The explanation is pretty simple:

Dollars and Sense: Record highs on mixed news—the Fed speaks again

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Record highs. Last Monday, the Dow and the S&P 500 hit new records, and then again several times later in the week these indexes bounced around and hit…

Midday Roundup: California crews work to clean oiled beaches, wildlife

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Befouled beaches. Clean-up crews in Santa Barbara, Calif., are working to minimize the damage of as many as 105,000 gallons of crude oil that leaked from an…

Dollars and Sense: Markets remain jittery on mixed economic news

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets jittery. We saw a lot of volatility in the markets last week. On May 8, the markets had their best day in several months. Then they dropped Monday,

Dollars and Sense: As oil prices go up, the financial big picture looks good

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | April in the books. To paraphrase T.S. Eliot, April was a cruel month. Oil prices soared, and that has driven gas prices back up. The U.S. dollar fell…

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…

 
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