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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…

A buffer against bailouts

A buffer against bailouts

By David Skeel
Posted

Money | Why not use regulatory relief as a carrot to entice big banks to hold more capital? 

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

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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…

Dollars and Sense: Deconstructing a Greek drama

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Context. The big economic news around the world last week continued to be Greece. Back in 2012, Greece was on the brink of economic ruin and it looked like it…

Dollars and Sense: Is the raging bull about to hit a wall?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bull keeps charging. The NASDAQ is at levels we haven’t seen since March 2000. The Dow and the S&P 500 are back to record levels. It’s easy to get…

Dollars and Sense: Strong auto sales signal consumer confidence

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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: British lawmakers OK three-parent babies

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Risky experiment. Lawmakers in Britain’s House of Commons voted today to allow doctors to create three-parent embryos. The technique, which takes DNA from…

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…

Dollars and Sense: Earnings season, oil, and a Swiss surprise

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

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
Posted

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…

Those falling oil prices

By David Skeel
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Money | Cheap gasoline is likely a Christmas gift that won’t keep on giving

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