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Dollars and Sense: Economic rising tide or financial flash flood?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | S&P setting records. The Standard and Poor’s 500, an index of the 500 largest stocks in the country, keeps setting records. The S&P 500 went above…

Get ready for an economic doomsday

Get ready for an economic doomsday

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Kevin Freeman recommends you buy gold, store bottled water in your basement, and get a generator so you can live off the power grid if the United States ever…

The Rich List and the West’s culture of envy

By Cal Thomas
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Money | BELFAST, Northern Ireland—In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs…

Dollars and Sense: Economic growth but no big boom

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Retail regales. Last week retail was in focus. As we’ve discussed before, retail companies often have different year-ends than the Dec. 31 year-end of…

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
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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,

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