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Dollars and Sense: Is Wall Street showing signs of ‘irrational exuberance?’

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Wall Street rising. Stocks rose last week. In fact, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday continued a winning streak on the Dow that began the week before. The…

Globe Trot: Air war continues in Gaza and Israel after cease-fire’s failure to launch

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISRAEL: With yesterday’s collapse of a proposed cease-fire, Palestinian militants are resuming their barrage of rockets over Israel and Israeli airstrikes…

Dollars and Sense: Europe spooks U.S. markets … again

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | European slowdown. Before we talk about earnings season getting underway here in the United States, I can’t help observing that Europe is back in the…

Are America’s youth financially illiterate?

Are America’s youth financially illiterate?

By Emily Scheie
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Finance | Many high-school graduates face a rude introduction to adulthood when they find themselves with student loans and credit card debt they cannot repay. Studies…

Dollars and Sense: What’s spurring the market’s bull run?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets continue skyward. On Thursday, the last day the markets were open before the Independence Day holiday, the Dow finished above 17,000 for the first…

Dollars and Sense: Positive economic signs can’t erase long-term problems

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | GDP shrank. The big news last week was the announcement that the gross domestic product shrank at an annual rate of 2.9 percent in the first quarter. We got…

Dollars and Sense: The Fed speaks, and the markets shrug

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The Fed speaks. The big news this week came out of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, held last week for two days, At the end of that meeting,

Dollars and Sense: Exuberant markets shrug off underemployment warnings

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Markets still high. Now that we’re into June we can say May was the best month for U.S. investors since February. The Standard &Poor’s 500 rose 2.1…

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…

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…

Midday Roundup: Moore marks F5 tornado’s one year anniversary

By Lynde Langdon & Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Painful memories. Residents of Moore, Okla., paused today to remember the massive twister that destroyed much of the town one year ago. The EF5 tornado killed…

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…

 
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