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12/11/2014 - 4:41pm

    Last week we got an actually good employment report - arguably the first truly good report in a long time. The U.S. economy added well over 300,000 jobs; wages, which have been stagnant for far too long, picked up a bit. Other indicators, like the rate at which workers are quitting (a sign that they expect...

12/11/2014 - 4:27pm

    Herta Kriegner, a graphic artist from Austria, likes the German word "über." It conveys, she told me recently, both a European sensibility and a sense of going "above and beyond" for a customer. In fact, she likes the word so much...

12/11/2014 - 4:26pm

    Today, let's take a look at the Little Bill That Couldn't.

    Say hello to the Pregnancy Workers Fairness Act. It's sort of shy, but if you look over there behind the ottoman, you may...

12/11/2014 - 4:26pm

    Two disparate news items caught my eye recently that demonstrate how our government can act in ways that mystify and anger the taxpayers who support it with their hard-earned money.

    The first was...

12/11/2014 - 4:25pm

    It’s now been about a week after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.

    During the four-day spree, about 133.7 million shoppers spent about $50.9 billion, according to AP...

12/11/2014 - 4:14pm

    If you are a public school teacher in Kentucky, the state has a message for you: You have no right to know the details of the investments being made with your retirement savings. That was the crux of the declaration issued by state officials to a high...

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