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Food And Money: The Sweet Secret Behind Berkshire Hathaway’s Success

Among business leaders, Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is a must read. Analysts and investors flock to the 30-page document for Buffett’s view of the economy and where he sees his company headed in the future. The

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Transportation And Money: And Now A Perk From Our Airport Sponsor

What do airports have in common with sports teams, universities and fashion shows? They’re turning to corporate sponsors. It only makes sense, given that airports are trying to raise revenue. And, because airports have a captive audience that has money

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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, March 4

On Target. Minneapolis-based retailer Target announced plans to eliminate several thousand jobs on Tuesday. Minnesota Public Radio reports the cuts will mostly hit Target’s corporate staff in Minneapolis. MPR says Target already announced the elimination of 550 Minnesota jobs last

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Food And Money: The Man Who Invented K-Cups Is Sorry

Pod-based coffee machines are exploding in popularity. At the same time, environmentalists have expressed deep concerns that coffee grounds in a plastic pod are bad for the earth. Now, John Sylvan, who came up with the idea now known as

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Millennials And Money: Theater Entrepreneurs Take the Stage

This week, we continue our series on millennials who are changing the face of entrepreneurship. They are starting their own businesses in careers they are passionate about. Launching a company is a lot like taking the stage for the first time — you have

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Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, March 3

Going nonprofit can be lucrative. Many for-profit colleges around the U.S. shut down after the recent government crackdown on career-training programs that often left its students crippled with debt. But some of these organizations have found ways to go nonprofit

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Food And Money: Forbes’ Billionaire Nutella Widow

Forbes’ annual billionaires’ list is always a bonanza of story ideas. And the richest newcomer to the 2015 list owes her fortune, in part, to Nutella. She is Maria Franca Fissolo Ferrero, the widow of Nutella king Michele Ferrero. According

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Transportation And Money: Are Seat Upgrades Worth Paying More?

For most of us who travel in coach, a first or business class seat is only a dream, largely achievable through miles. The travelers who pay for those seats are the ones the airlines chase for their dollars. But as

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Must Read Money Stories For Monday, March 2

Chip makers merge. The tech chip maker NXP Superconductor is purchasing Freescale Semiconductor for $11.8 billion, according to The New York Times. The merger will create an even larger maker of computer chips for industries like automobiles and mobile devices. Chip

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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Feb. 27

Capitol Hill at it again. Our elected representatives are doing that thing again where they take a funding bill right down to the wire, risking a shutdown. This time, you may recall, the issue is the federal Department of Homeland

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