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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…

Doubting Thomas

By David Skeel
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Money | Income inquality may be a problem, but Thomas Picketty’s global tax is hardly the solution

Dollars and Sense: The week of the consumer

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A jumpy market. We saw a number of 100-point swings this week, sometimes in a single day. Last Monday was a good example. Conflict in Ukraine and slowing…

Dollars and Sense: Too much good economic news?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Unemployment uncertainty. This week’s big surprise: the unemployment number. The big question remains, what does it mean? Most analysts had expected the…

Dollars and Sense: Market drift and job growth anticipation

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | All quiet on the earnings front. We’re now a couple of weeks into earnings season, and so far things seem pretty quiet. In fact, I can’t resist pointing…

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

Dollars and Sense: Bring on the earnings reports

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Earnings season. We’re fully into earnings season on Wall Street. What we have learned so far is that, in general, traders like what they see. The markets…

Dollars and Sense: Book buzz rattles volatile Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Volatility up. It was an up-and-down week on Wall Street last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had a number of 100-point days, and the Nasdaq had some…

Dollars and Sense: The economy coasts into the second quarter

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | First quarter ends. The stock markets ended the first quarter last Monday more or less flat for the year. Despite an up day for the U.S. markets on Monday,

Rebel Yellen?

By David Skeel
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Money | Investors weren’t happy with the new Fed chairwoman’s first press conference, but that may be a good thing

Silicon Valley’s Russia troubles

By Tiffany Owens
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Business | Tension between Russia and the West over Ukraine has halted Russian investment in the United States’ Silicon Valley-based tech industry. “It’s safe to…

Dollars and Sense: Why do we report the government’s economic data?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Adrift. Last week I said the markets would likely drift because we were near the end of the month and the end of the quarter, and that’s pretty much what…

Dollars and Sense: Markets simmer on reduced geopolitical heat

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Mostly calm. Last week, the markets were down every single day. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped a total of 387 points, or 2.4 percent. But this week,

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