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Dollars and Sense: Crisis averted, on to earnings season

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Crisis averted. “Our long national nightmare for the markets is over.” Those were the famous words Gerald Ford used at the end of the Watergate scandal,

Dollars and Sense: Shutdown not the only force pushing the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Shutdown? This is the first week of a government shutdown. Did we experience economic disaster? The straight answer is: No, we did not. U.S. stocks did drop…

Shutdown stymies mortgage loans

By Jeff Koch
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Government | When Evan Geiselhart heard about the possibility of a government shutdown, his first reaction was to “roll my eyes and say ‘Here we go again.’” As…

Dollars and Sense: Key week ahead in Washington and on Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Washington and Wall Street. This was yet another week in which the machinations of Washington dominated the movements on Wall Street. On the one hand, the…

Dollars and Sense: Pouring more liquor in the punch bowl

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bernanke speaks. The big news this week was the Federal Reserve announcement. It was big news for a couple of reasons. For one, any time the Fed meets, the…

Signs and Wonders: Read it and weep

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Pay attention, class. Diving into the labyrinthine federal budget is not for the faint-hearted. Geeking out with a calculator and a continuing resolution is…

Dollars and Sense: Anticipating a reaction

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | An up week, generally. The week gone by was a pretty good one in the stock markets. The markets drifted a bit on Thursday, but in the five days before that,

Dollars and Sense: All eyes on Congress

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A busy week. Even though this past week was shortened by the holiday, it was nonetheless pretty busy. On Tuesday, it looked like things were getting off to a…

Dollars and Sense: Falling into fall

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Not with a bang. The week, and the month, ended not with a bang, but with a whimper, at least on the stock market. The Dow slid more than 5 percent during…

Dollars and Sense: Earnings surprises, interest rates give investors the blues

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings surprise. Last week I warned you that a few last minute earnings surprises might disrupt the normally calm markets, and that’s exactly what…

Dollars and Sense: Positive economic news prods the bears

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Quiet week. This week was a fairly quiet one on Wall Street, but that’s about what we expected. Second-quarter earnings season is just about over. Congress…

Want your kids to be better off than you?

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Where you live plays a major role in your children's upward mobility. A new study compared today’s 30-year-olds against their childhood homes, charting what…

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