Business & Economy
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Soft Target

Business
by Timothy Lamer
Posted 9/02/16, 01:00 am

About 1.4 million people signed a pledge to boycott Target stores over the company’s transgender bathroom and fitting room policy. Target’s same-store sales during the same quarter were down for the first time in two years. Is there a connection?

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Marketplace Chaplains

Home-front chaplains

Business | A unique nonprofit is finding a way to meet needs in the workplace
by Joel Belz
Posted 9/02/16, 01:00 am

Gil Stricklin says the idea struck him as he was preparing to end a 27-year military career, with 22 years in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, ending as a colonel. If military chaplains could have the impact they so consistently demonstrated among needy service personnel, why not deploy similarly called men and women to meet comparable needs among folks in civilian life?

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Associated Press/Photo by Richard Vogel

Why we’re losing the war on poverty

Q&A | Mark Hendrickson on the United States’ perverse incentive system
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 9/01/16, 11:06 am

Grove City College professor Mark Hendrickson advocates for limited government and free markets in his classes, books, and columns for Forbes.com. I had this conversation with him at Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs, Colo., where he spoke to students about economic issues.

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