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For the second time in a decade, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate last Wednesday by a quarter of a percentage point and it anticipates more increases in 2017. While this change i…

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Four states voted to raise the minimum wage in the recent elections, going against the best advice of economists and analysts who warned such moves were likely to put a strain on the job market for so…

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Last year the city of Las Cruces, New Mexico decided to raise the minimum wage, a move which some economists have warned could have serious unintended consequences. The recent hike is the first of thr…

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If the 2016 election has taught us anything, it’s that Americans are fed up with Washington insiders living by one set of rules while the rest of us are forced to live by another. Unfortunately, it lo…

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Fidel Castro is dead.

Thousands of Cubans, many of whom lived under Castro’s regime, gathered in the streets of Miami to celebrate his death. For them, his passing marked the symbolic end of a reign…

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This past election has made it clear that government-run healthcare is in trouble. Opponents of the president's health care law will propose alternatives in Congress, at a time when 80 percent of Amer…