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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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

  • Entertaining Business: American Idol is losing its grip on the golden ticket
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    Entertaining Business: American Idol is losing its grip on the golden ticket

    2015, Entertaining Business, Featured, Story ideas, Story Ideas

    American Idol is back for its 14th season. Did you even notice? When Idol debuted on Fox in 2002, everyone watched. Or at least it seemed like they did, with 22 million people tuning in to see Kelly Clarkson crowned as the show’s first winner. Season 2 had audiences nationally debating loudly about the merits of […]

  • Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 16
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    Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 16

    2015, Featured, Must Read Money Stories

    Moving past Google Glass. After a two year test, Google says it will stop selling Google Glass later this month. NPR reports the announcement could mark a shift in how Google rolls out future products. Glass came out much like Google’s software products: It was released to a select group of consumers for testing, with […]

  • Urban Meyer's lawyer must be updating his Ohio State contract
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    Urban Meyer’s lawyer must be updating his Ohio State contract

    2015, Careers and Jobs, Featured, Sports

    On Monday night, Ohio State (or as some call it, The Ohio State University) defeated Oregon to claim the national college football title. It should have been a lucrative day for OSU coach Urban Meyer, who has one of the richest contracts in college sports. But surprisingly, it was not. There was no bonus in […]

  • The  Biggest Losers In The Oil Price Bust
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    The Biggest Losers In The Oil Price Bust

    2015, Energy | Utilities | Mining, Featured, Story ideas

    Drivers across the country have plenty to be thankful for.  The national average price of gasoline is expected to drop below $2 a gallon for the first time since 2009, all thanks to a global plummet in oil prices. But with oil dropping as low as $45.19 a barrel and the possibility it could drop […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Jan. 15
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    Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Jan. 15

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

    The ECB’s quantitative easing mystery. It looks like the European Central Bank will attempt some form of QE this year, but it’s unclear how the bank will accomplish this. Will it buy bonds in every eurozone country in equal amounts? Or will it focus more on strong economies in Northern Europe, like Germany and Finland? […]

  • Cities are balking at funding new sports stadiums
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    Cities are balking at funding new sports stadiums

    2015, Economy, Featured, Politics, Real estate | Econ development, Sports, Story ideas

    For decades, new sports stadiums have presented taxpayers with a big dilemma. Either they had to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to bring a new team to their city, or spend equal amounts to keep one from leaving. The NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB combined have pulled in close to $20 billion in […]

  • Entertaining Business: Did controversy help or hurt The Interview
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    Entertaining Business: Did controversy help or hurt The Interview

    2015, Entertaining Business, Featured, Media | Advertising, Story ideas, Story Ideas

    Before the holiday, Sony said it was going to shelve The Interview and leave it to collect dust on a shelf for a while until the threats died down. The move caused an outcry over freedom of expression. Even President Obama criticized this decision. The studio eventually decided to go ahead with the Christmas Day […]