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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,

Midday Roundup: Prayers, shots in the dark in hunt for missing plane

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Still missing. Investigators on the case of the missing Malaysian jetliner are trying to recover deleted files from the pilot’s home flight simulator. They…

Dollars and Sense: Just how long can this bull market go on?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Down week. The markets have been pretty easy to chart this year so far. Stocks dropped significantly in January. But they roared back in February, with the…

Dollars and Sense: Markets hinge on Putin’s whims

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Manic Monday. The escalating conflict between Russia and Ukraine elevated geopolitical risk and made the markets sensitive to the news cycle this week. On…

Bond drive

By David Skeel
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Money | The Obama administration nudges Americans toward retirement saving

Dollars and Sense: The bulls are on a rampage

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Still recovering. The stock market, after a rough January, seems to think the economy is still in recovery. The S&P 500 roared back into positive…

Dollars and Sense: China’s yanking the stock market’s chain

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | I think I can. The stock market seemed poised for a rebound, but never quite bounced this week. I kept thinking about the children’s book, The Little Steam

Wages of federalism

By Andrew Branch
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Money | State efforts will help us learn about the economic effects of minimum wage hikes

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

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