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What Jack Ma can re-teach America

By Cal Thomas
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Business | In the fairy tale Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves , Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, is in the forest when he hears a group of robbers approaching on horseback.

Dollars and Sense: The markets are singing ‘Happy Days,’ should we?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The Fed speaks. As happens periodically, all eyes were on the Federal Reserve last week. The markets have been marking time for the past few weeks, in part…

Dollars and Sense: A market breather is better than a market correction

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Marking time. We’ve not seen a lot of movement up or down in the Dow or the S&P 500 in the past three weeks. The fact that we’re near record highs is…

MOOCs give higher education a run for its money

By Emily Scheie
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Education | The cost of higher education is drowning students in debt, but college degrees are increasingly important in careers. Massive open online courses (MOOCs),

Dollars and Sense: Positive news fails to impress Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Market doldrums. The markets drifted this week, trading in a fairly narrow range. Part of that drift was due to the U.S. markets closing last Monday for Labor…

Dollar store wars

Dollar store wars

By David Skeel
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Money | Merger may change the landscape of urban and suburban retailing

Dollars and Sense: Markets continue to soar, but reasons for caution abound

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | More records. Another week goes by, and we have another week of records for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500. The S&P…

Dollars and Sense: Janet Yellen speaks, and the markets yawn

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bull unbound. The markets just keep rising. A couple of weeks ago we were lamenting July, when losses pretty much erased the year-to-date gains. But since the…

Good credit

By Emily Scheie
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Back to School | Competency-based programs offer college credentials without the debilitating cost

Dollars and Sense: All investors want is a slow news day

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Seeking normalcy. Stocks were generally higher last week, though some days it was hard to find any real news driving them either up or down. I heard one…

Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

Web Reads: Wealth distribution in families, states, and countries

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Money map. According to this map, James Goodnight, worth $8.1 billion, is the richest person in North Carolina. In Texas, the richest person is Alice Walton,

Dollars and Sense: On the watch for retail sales numbers

Dollars and Sense: On the watch for retail sales numbers

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Sleepy Hollow? If Rip VanWinkle had gone to sleep on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on New Year’s Day, he might wake up today and wonder if…

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