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Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 30
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Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 30

Low oil prices could have a significant impact on Iran nuclear talks. The New York Times’ Thomas Erdbrink reports that Western negotiators are recalculating their negotiation tactics to account for this “new wild card.” Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was elected largely on the promise that he’d negotiate with the West and lift crippling sanctions on […]

Get ready for a new airline fare: Basic Economy
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Get ready for a new airline fare: Basic Economy

To first class, business class, economy plus and plain old economy, add a new airfare terminology: basic economy. That might sound like an oxymoron, but the idea has been hovering for a while now. In June 2012, I wrote a post on my personal blog about how Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines was going to start […]

Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Oct. 29
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Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Oct. 29

Welp, this happened. A planned supply mission to the International Space Station exploded on liftoff last night. The Antares rocket was unmanned, and thankfully no one was injured in the explosion. But the financial impact of the explosion is substantial. At least $200 million worth of equipment went up in flames, according to NPR. The […]

The NBA season is starting, and its salary bonanza is just beginning
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The NBA season is starting, and its salary bonanza is just beginning

The 2014-15 NBA season tips off Tuesday night, when the Orlando Magic play the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets take on the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs. Expectations are the highest they’ve been in years, thanks to a giant reshuffling of superstars during the […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 28
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 28

Twitter hit of all its Q3 numbers, but Wall Street still isn’t happy. The social media company had $361 million in revenue and its active users rose to 284 million — which was in line with expectations — but its stock still fell by 10 percent on Monday. Recode says this drop can be attributed […]

How data is changing our brains
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How data is changing our brains

Anything data driven is all the talk of journalism — and the rest of the world — these days. But how is all that data affecting us physically? This weekend, the Ted Radio Hour on NPR took a look at how our species is evolving. One particularly interesting segment featured Juan Enriquez, author of the […]

Please, airline, can we have some more (flights)?
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Please, airline, can we have some more (flights)?

In a past life, I worked for Mesa Air Group, a Phoenix-based regional carrier, where I had the chance to observe the team that listened to air service pitches from airports and local communities. Every community, large and small, knows they need commercial air service to be connected to the global air transportation system. Scheduled […]

What is a baseball player really worth? All about WAR
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What is a baseball player really worth? All about WAR

When we analyze the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants — the two teams currently dueling in the 2014 World Series — it’s not too difficult to figure out their most valuable players. For Kansas City, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Wade Davis and their entire bullpen come to mind; Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Hunter […]

More Awesome Than Money, a book about a social network "failure"
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More Awesome Than Money, a book about a social network “failure”

Do you remember Diaspora? You might even still be a user. Maybe you donated to its wildly successful Kickstarter. Or sadly, you remember when one of its founders committee suicide. Diaspora was (and still is) a social media network that was supposed to out-Facebook Facebook. It promised to make coding public and keep your information […]