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Sense and Nonsense: Happy wishes to all on this St. Pat's Day

March 18, 2013

By Lynda Hollenbeck

On St. Patrick's Day, everyone is either Irish or an Irish wannabe. It's a time for parades, Irish dancing, parties and having fun.
As a Parnell (my maiden name), I can boast of Irish heritage and say unequivocally that I love all the traditions normally associated with St. Paddy's Day. (With one exception: I don't drink beer, green or otherwise, but I can sip on my Dr Pepper if someone else chooses to do so.)

Is this recession simply running out of steam?

March 18, 2013

By Steve Boggs, publisher. sboggs@bentoncourier.com

There are signs of life in our economy, without a doubt. Unemployment is down, the stock market is riding an all-time high win streak, and the housing market is showing signs of sustained life. We’re in an energy boom, and every day we hear stories of a few manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S. It is an uptick, to be sure.

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