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The State Of Our Union
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The State Of Our Union

BY SUSAN ESTRICH So the economy, it turns out, is better than it’s been since Barack Obama took office. We are better off today than we were five years ago. Who knew? Oh, I guess we knew that the housing market is recovering and unemployment is down, and some baby boomers are actually beginning to…

Obama May Be Best Economic President Ever
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Obama May Be Best Economic President Ever

BY FROMA HARROP Lend me your ears. I have come to praise President Obama and bury the myth that Republican presidents are better for the economy than Democratic presidents. Not only do Democrats produce superior economic results but they blow Republicans out of the water in the comparisons. Let’s turn the mic over to Bob…

Getting Ahead On The Backs Of Others
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Getting Ahead On The Backs Of Others

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Having been raised in a small-business family and now running my own small outfit, I always find it heartwarming to see hardworking, enterprising folks get ahead. So I was really touched when I read that, even in these hard times, one extended family with three generations active in their enterprise is hanging…

Wall Street’s Homer Simpson Moment
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Wall Street’s Homer Simpson Moment

BY VERN TURNER Did you see where the stock markets took a dip the other day? It seems the Barons of the Bull Market got jittery because consumer spending wasn’t up to expectations and a persistently high unemployment number keeps nagging at their loins; I think you have to read “hopes and dreams” here. Yes,…

Comforting Words For Young Workers
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Comforting Words For Young Workers

BY FROMA HARROP Many speak of Gen X and Gen Y as “lost generations” destined to “not live as well” as their parents. A new Urban Institute study finds that young people up to the age of 40 haven’t accumulated as much wealth as their parents did at their age. They face a bleak economic…

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