Regarding the movement of equity prices, we associate with the words of Alan “Ace” Greenberg, the head of Bear Stearns during the 1987 market crash: “Stocks fluctuate, next question.” The good news in 2019 is that mostly they fluctuated up, which offers a lesson or two.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to withhold the House articles of impeachment from the Senate, further trivializing a serious constitutional power and process. Senate Republicans seem content to play along while ridiculing her gambit, but they should take their own duties more seriously…

In the classic animated special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” narrator Sam the Snowman, in his spiffy tweed vest and bowler decorated with a twig of holly, welcomed viewers to the North Pole, aka Christmastown.

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Research into gun-related violence has not been banned in the United States, but a series of measures has had nearly the same crippling effect when it comes to federal funding for studying one of the nation’s leading causes of death.

November's early blast of winter is forecast by some as the harbinger of colder temperatures ahead. With them will come the annual danger from fires caused by people trying to stay warm.

Opportunity zones, fees in lieu of taxes, historic credits and many other incentives are accessible to investors interested in repurposing underdeveloped areas, but none of them appear to burden taxpayers in quite the same way as the latest economic stimulation fad, the public-private partnership.

The signs are common, mostly in residential neighborhoods where they call attention to speed: "Drive like your children live here." Perhaps it's time for signs on all roads expanding the message: "Drive like you want to keep living here" – meaning drive like you want to stay alive.

Aiken’s leadership once again has cowered to the pressure of a small but vocal group of citizens who have an irrational and obsessive opposition to parking garages. Ironically, many of these same people claim to love trees. It’s true that parking garages aren’t beautiful, but neither are eno…

With the Sept. 5 resignation of the Aiken County Public School District superintendent, followed by the resignations of several school board members, we keep hearing the question "Why?" as in "Why did they resign?" But our question is this: How did we get here? The answer is very slowly, and…

We join the nation and the world in the surreal reality, surreality, if you will, where active shooters are part of daily vernacular and the news cycle. Although we have a certain level of confidence that events in California, Texas, Ohio and even Charleston, have little influence on the inc…

We hope South Carolina's U.S. Sen. Tim Scott doesn't get battered and beaten for consorting with the enemy the way fellow U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has in past years, but Scott, a Republican, is to be commended for joining Delaware's Democratic Sen. Chris Coons and Colorado's Republican Sen. …

The nation has entered its 11th year of economic expansion, setting a record for duration. After two years of robust growth, the economy is slowing, but not as much as expected. The latest employment figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a surprisingly strong job market in June and that the economy still has room to grow.

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