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Dollars and Sense: Crisis averted, on to earnings season

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Crisis averted. “Our long national nightmare for the markets is over.” Those were the famous words Gerald Ford used at the end of the Watergate scandal,

Yellow brick road

Yellow brick road

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bubbles and crises bring new momentum to calls for a gold standard

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street watching Washington

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Down and downer. This week was all Washington, all the time. Almost no other news mattered. And for the most part, that meant the markets sank over concerns…

Obama selects a ‘dove’ to head the Fed

By Samantha Gilman
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Economy | While some are rejoicing over President Barack Obama’s nomination of Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, many conservatives…

Dollars and Sense: Shutdown not the only force pushing the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Shutdown? This is the first week of a government shutdown. Did we experience economic disaster? The straight answer is: No, we did not. U.S. stocks did drop…

Dollars and Sense: Key week ahead in Washington and on Wall Street

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Washington and Wall Street. This was yet another week in which the machinations of Washington dominated the movements on Wall Street. On the one hand, the…

Dollars and Sense: Pouring more liquor in the punch bowl

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Bernanke speaks. The big news this week was the Federal Reserve announcement. It was big news for a couple of reasons. For one, any time the Fed meets, the…

A dog with two tails

A dog with two tails

By Warren Cole Smith
Posted

Money | Speculation over Fed action, crisis in Syria, highlight a strange season in the stock markets

Dollars and Sense: Anticipating a reaction

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | An up week, generally. The week gone by was a pretty good one in the stock markets. The markets drifted a bit on Thursday, but in the five days before that,

The new American dream—living debt-free

The new American dream—living debt-free

By Daniel James Devine
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Culture | Traditionally, the American dream has conjured visions of a well-paid job, a new home, two or three kids playing on a green lawn, and savings for retirement.

Dollars and Sense: All eyes on Congress

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | A busy week. Even though this past week was shortened by the holiday, it was nonetheless pretty busy. On Tuesday, it looked like things were getting off to a…

Quantitative chaos

Quantitative chaos

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The Fed’s bond-buying program is causing global currency gyrations

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