Economy

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Puerto Rico’s low labor force participation rate

By Marvin Olasky
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Puerto Rico | As I researched my cover story on Puerto Rico in the current issue of WORLD Magazine, I appreciated the work of José Alvarado Vega and Alex Díaz, who four…

Midday Roundup: Obama in Paris for climate talks

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | In the shadow of ISIS. The UN climate conference kicks off today in Paris. It’s the first time since leaders met in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997 that nations are…

One-third of millennials have no need to travel for Thanksgiving

One-third of millennials have no need to travel for Thanksgiving

By Julie Borg
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Family | Throughout the Western world, a growing number of millennials aren’t returning home for the holidays, they’re already there. Well over one-third of adults…

Study links state prosperity to two-parent families

Study links state prosperity to two-parent families

By Juliana Chan Erikson
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Marriage | Marriage isn’t just good for the kids: A new study says two-parent families may be good for the American economy, too. The study, published by the American…

Globe Trot: El Niño drought hits Papua New Guinea

By Mindy Belz
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International | INDONESIA: The El Niño weather pattern has hit Papua New Guinea with its worst drought in two decades, resulting already in 24 deaths and creating conditions…

Dollars and Sense: Is Wall Street whistling past the graveyard?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Another bull run or dead-cat bounce? It’s hard to believe, given the economic news and the recent stock market correction, but we’ve experienced a bit of…

Joaquin and Obama: Two forces of nature

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another “force of nature” flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult…

Dollars and Sense: Investors happily bid third quarter farewell

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Weak employment report. The news everyone was waiting for last week, the monthly unemployment report, came on Friday. It was a pretty weak report. The…

Sounding the alarm

By J.C. Derrick
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Government | The only economist in Congress, newcomer Dave Brat never tires of warning about the government’s reckless fiscal habits

Dollars and Sense: Fed stays the course but market uncertainty continues

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Fed stays the course. The Federal Reserve met last week and decided to leave interest rates unchanged—at near zero percent. That decision wasn’t a…

Bernie Sanders’ day at Liberty

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | Self-declared socialist and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders entered what his supporters must consider the belly of the beast on Monday. He…

Dollars and Sense: Waiting for the Fed

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | The new normal? The activity in the stock market seems to be returning to normal, though it is something of a new normal. A chart of the Dow Jones Industrial…

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