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  • Across America, giving airports an upgrade
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    Across America, giving airports an upgrade

    2015, Beats, Featured, Story Ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    Have you been to your local airport lately? All across the U.S., airports such Detroit Metropolitan, New York’s JFK International, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and San Francisco International, have spent billions on overhauls. They’ve added new and upgraded terminals,  runway improvements and other infrastructure projects. But that doesn’t seem to be the norm among American airports. […]

  • Hockey's Sean Avery offers some important money advice
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    Hockey’s Sean Avery offers some important money advice

    2015, Economy, Featured, Sports, Story ideas

    It’s a tale as old as professional sports. An athlete gets a multi-million dollar contract, and spends his money on the assumption that he’s actually worth what his million-dollar base salary says he’s worth. Sean Avery, the former New York Rangers center, offers some important money advice in his first article for The Players’ Tribune. […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 26
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    Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 26

    2015, Economy, Featured, Must Read Money Stories, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    Let it snow. The Northeast is preparing for what could be record snowfall on Monday. Airlines preemptively canceled more than 2,000 flights, according to FlightAware, as airports in New York and Boston expect to see blizzard conditions in the storm, said USA Today. Another 2,000 flights are already canceled for Tuesday, FlightAware said. The National […]

  • Entertaining Business: The Super Bowl means big TV sales
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    Entertaining Business: The Super Bowl means big TV sales

    2015, Entertaining Business, Featured, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    The hype leading up to the Super Bowl often means that people will flock to the stores to buy that enormous HDTV they’ve been eying, with the excuse they are having a viewing party for the game. In anticipation of this, most big box stores (and online retailers like Amazon) typically slash prices a bit before […]

  • Calling all teachers: how to use our podcast in your class
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    Calling all teachers: how to use our podcast in your class

    2015, Podcast

    Our Reynolds Center podcast, How To Cover Money has made its debut. And now, it’s being schooled. We’re offering a weekly lesson plan, matched to each episode, that can be used by teachers and professors. How To Cover Money episodes run about 10 minutes, and a new episode is posted each weekend. The theme of […]

  • Millennials and Money: who are the losers?
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    Millennials and Money: who are the losers?

    2015, Featured, Millennials, Story ideas

    Millennials have come of age and are set to take over the economy. Here at the Reynolds Center, we want to stay on top of everything to do with millennials. We’ve launched a regular series, Millennials and Money, which will look at key issues affecting people born after 1980. Yesterday, we looked at the winners […]

  • Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 23
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    Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 23

    2015, Economy, Energy | Utilities | Mining, Featured, Must Read Money Stories

    Royal news. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah died yesterday, at the age of 90. The BBC reports on the announcement of the king’s death, and of succession plans for the Middle Eastern nation. Investors on Wall Street wasted no time in processing the news. Bloomberg reports the price of oil futures shot up immediately after the […]

  • Millennials and Money: who are the winners?
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    Millennials and Money: who are the winners?

    2015, Featured, Millennials, Story ideas, Uncategorized

    Millennials have come of age and are set to take over the economy. Here at the Reynolds Center, we want to stay on top of everything to do with millennials. We’re launching a regular series, Millennials and Money, which will look at key issues affecting people born after 1980. The Pew Research Center published a […]

  • Why Max Scherzer's mega-contract isn't all that sweet
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    Why Max Scherzer’s mega-contract isn’t all that sweet

    2015, Featured, Sports, Story ideas

    The Washington Nationals signed Max Scherzer for seven years at the cheap price of $210 million. No, that isn’t sarcasm: Scherzer’s $210 million deal is a bargain. Before you tear your hair out by this seemingly illogical statement, you should know that the ace is deferring half his compensation, and will receive payouts of $15 […]

  • Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 22
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    Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 22

    2015, Economy, Featured, Must Read Money Stories, Politics, Sports, Technology

    Jeff Greene at Davos. The multibillionaire delivered a speech filled with warnings and pessimism about the U.S. economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. Greene, who traveled to the forum with his family and two nannies on a private jet, said Americans need to “reinvent our whole system of life,” and cautioned […]

  • Mark Remillard photo
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    Welcome Mark Remillard, Reynolds Podcast Executive Producer

    About, Featured, Podcast, Reynolds Center staff

    With the launch of the Reynolds Center podcast, How To Cover Money, on iTunes, we thought we’d take a minute to introduce its executive producer, Mark Remillard.  Remillard began working in radio in 2010 while at community college in southern California as a host of late night and weekend programming for publicly supported 88.5 FM […]

  • Dark money flows as Citizens United marks its fifth anniversary
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    Dark money flows as Citizens United marks its fifth anniversary

    2015, Featured, Politics, Story Ideas

    The New Yorker points out that this week marks the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the landmark Supreme Court decision that changed the landscape for campaign financing. The magazine asks whether the Court, under Chief Justice John Roberts, might be getting ready to gut the decision. On Tuesday, the Court took […]

  • Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 21
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    Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 21

    2015, Economy, Featured, Must Read Money Stories, Technology

    What he stated. The President went up and gave a speech before Congress last night, as he does every year. In his final two years of office, and facing a Republican-controlled House and Senate, the President didn’t hold anything back. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports the proposals in the State of the Union add up to […]

  • Is Etsy selling out with its upcoming IPO?
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    Is Etsy selling out with its upcoming IPO?

    2015, Beats, Featured, Retail | Lifestyle, Small | Private | Non-profit

      If you know Etsy, you know that the artisanal craft site has a reputation for being “Brooklyn hip.” It sells all manner of hand made and vintage objects that seem right at home in the hipster world. Now, the online company is ready to take the borough’s unique style mainstream. And that’s causing some people to […]

  • History is against Obama's State of the Union proposals
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    History is against Obama’s State of the Union proposals

    2015, Beats, Featured, News and Current Affairs, Politics, Story Ideas

    President Barack Obama will announce a variety of new initiatives Tuesday night in his seventh State of the Union speech. But how successful will he be in getting Congress to approve them? Even before he climbs to the podium, history suggests that he won’t accomplish many of his legislative proposals. The longer presidents are in […]

  • Presenting How To Cover Money, the Reynolds Center podcast
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    Presenting How To Cover Money, the Reynolds Center podcast

    2015, Featured, News About Reynolds, Podcast

    The Reynolds Center is delighted to unveil How to Cover Money, our new podcast, which is now live on iTunes. Each week, my co-host, Mark Remillard and I look at a different topic of interest to journalists who cover money stories. Series One, which kicked off over the weekend, focuses on “Thinking Like A Business […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 20
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    Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 20

    2015, Economy, Featured, Must Read Money Stories, Sports, Story ideas, Technology

    Work in paradise. Good news for vacationers who can’t unplug while they’re away from the office: co-working spaces doubling as vacation retreats are popping up around the world to cater to workaholics. Some workers even stay at these destinations for an extended period time, thanks to job flexibility and an increasing desire for independence in […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 19
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    Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 19

    2015, Economy, Featured, Must Read Money Stories, Sports, Story ideas, Technology

    Uber pitches cooperation in Europe. Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick announced on Sunday that the ride-service wants to work with politicians to find ways for it to operate legally in the EU. In looking to find new partnerships with European countries, Kalanick said he believes the company could create 50,000 jobs in 2015. The company, valued by investors […]

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  • The great global Cadbury Creme Egg controversy
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    The great global Cadbury Creme Egg controversy

    2015, Featured, Story Ideas

    There were protests three years ago when an American company bought British chocolate legend Cadbury. But they were nothing like the current controversy over Cadbury Creme Eggs. It seems that for 2015, Mondelez (a spinoff of Kraft) has changed the formula for the annual Easter treat. Instead of being covered with Cadbury Dairy Milk, a […]