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Dollars and Sense: A tale of two California economies

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | California dreamin’. I’ve been in Los Angeles this week, and I’ve discovered an economy that is Dickensian: It’s the best of times and the worst of…

Dollars and Sense: When a market correction is a good sign

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stocks down, but stable. Last Friday, stocks headed down sharply, and they continued the decline on Monday. But the good news is that the retreat was not…

Climbing the ladder

Climbing the ladder

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | It’s income mobility, not inequality, that really matters

Dollars and Sense: Could the stock market slide soon be over?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Swing low—and high. It was a bit of a roller-coaster this week, both in terms of the market gyrations, and in terms of economic news. We saw the Dow move…

Dollars and Sense: Buckle up for a bumpy ride ahead

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season. We’re deep into earnings season, and things are not looking great. Eight of the 30 stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average reported…

Dollars and Sense: Earnings season and Washington hi-jinks

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Earnings season. We’re into another earnings season. Stocks had been drifting downward for the first two weeks of the year, driven partly by a lack of…

Dollars and Sense: Drifting off to sleep and startling at shadows

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Market drift. The markets kind of drifted this week. But they drifted the way you drift off to sleep when you’re trying to stay away—with fits and starts.

Not counting the costs

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The economic benefits of homosexual marriage are likely dramatically overstated

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street’s optimistic new year outlook

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Strong year. The year ended strong in the stock markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up more than 26 percent for the year. The S&P 500 saw a rise…

Dollars and Sense: Long-awaited Fed changes announced

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The Fed speaks. The big news this week was the decision by the Federal Reserve to begin tapering its bond purchases. It was a mild surprise that the…

Dollars and Sense: All is calm, all is bright on Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Good news still bad news. The stock market struggled this week. Last Friday, a stronger-than-expected November jobs report sent the markets soaring. Then…

Dollars and Sense: Merry Christmas forecasted for Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Taking a breather. The financial news this week has been at least OK—you might even say good. The markets have lagged a bit; in the past week, they were…

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