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Sufficient affluence/sustainable economy (episode one)

February 20, 2019

By John F. Sase, Ph.D. Gerard J. Senick, general editor Julie G. Sase, copy editor William A. Gross, researcher “We should understand well that all things are the work of the Great Spirit. We should know the Great Spirit is within all things: the trees, ...

The death penalty, an ­American tradition on the decline

February 20, 2019

James Acker and Brian Keogh University at Albany, State University of New York (THE CONVERSATION) — Capital punishment has been practiced on American soil for more than 400 years. Historians have documented nearly 16,000 executions, accomplished by burning, ...

Are you picking the wrong money goals?

February 20, 2019

Liz Weston, NerdWallet Setting smart, achievable goals is important if you want to take charge of your financial life. But many of us are surprisingly bad at choosing the goals that actually matter most to us. Investment research firm Morningstar had 318 ...

Trial notebook tips

February 20, 2019

Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV and Daniel I. Small BridgeTower Media Newswires It almost goes without saying that a successful trial lawyer needs to be thoroughly prepared. But hard work alone is not enough, and even the most prodigious memory will carry you only ...

CVS or Walgreens?

February 20, 2019

Dear Mr. Berko: I can’t make up my mind whether to buy 500 shares of CVS or 500 shares of Walgreens. — PW, Wilmington, N.C. Dear PW: CVS, which stands for Consumer Value Stores, began life in 1963 as a health and beauty aids chain with $863,000 ...

Mediation in a complicated world

February 20, 2019

Steven I. Platt, BridgeTower Media Newswires This writer’s 21st-century “branding” is as a “senior judge” when I am recalled to sit as a trial court judge or as a mediator for the Court of Special Appeals or for a trial court. When ...