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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Dec. 19
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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Dec. 19

Altered states. Nebraska and Oklahoma want the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado’s pot legalization unconstitutional. They’ve filed a lawsuit that claims their law enforcement resources are being strained while dealing with pot that travels across the border into their states. Colorado is raking in the money from taxing marijuana, but both Oklahoma and Nebraska […]

Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Dec. 18
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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Dec. 18

Sony cancels holiday release of The Interview. Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is currently embroiled in a crippling leak brought on by hackers, cancelled the movie’s release due to threats of violence. “Remember the 11th of September 2001,” read the threats — transmitted via email to news outlets — and ultimately prompted major theaters across the […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 16
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 16

What could have been. Wired’s Mat Honan wrote a wonderful postmortem of Matt Taibbi’s defunct Racket. After launching The Intercept, First Look Media — financed by eBay creator Pierre Omidyar — hired Taibbi to start a site with his own aggressive voice and reporting, but his project never launched after Omidyar squashed it in late […]

Must Read Money Stories, Friday, Dec. 12
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Must Read Money Stories, Friday, Dec. 12

#CRomnibus passes. In an effort to further alienate American voters, someone decided to call last night’s must-pass spending bill in the U.S. House the CRomnibus, which, I take it is some kind of bureaucratic portmanteau. But after much wrangling and consternation, the CRomnibus did pass. The bill, in addition to funding the government, will once […]

An inside look at the economics of college football bowl games
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An inside look at the economics of college football bowl games

College football is big business, and the opportunities to cash in on the sport’s biggest stage — bowl games — has never been greater for sports business bigwigs who run them. The 2014-15 bowl season debuts the College Football Playoff system, a four-team elimination bracket made up of the NCAA’s top-four teams. It replaces the […]

Entertaining Business: Christmas movies and the economy
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Entertaining Business: Christmas movies and the economy

On the surface, Christmas movies may be bits of heartwarming fluff that we turn to every year, but given the way they often accurately portray the economic struggles of their time, it is no wonder we all want a little bit of hope when we are facing similar financial struggles.  The classic 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life is […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 9
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 9

Uber is banned in another city. The popular app-driven car service is no longer allowed to operate in Delhi, India, after one of its drivers was accused of raping a woman in her late 20s. Uber’s ban has received mixed feelings from the city’s female professionals who struggle to find a safe way home after […]

Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Dec. 5
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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Dec. 5

Jobs jobs jobs. Bloomberg reports that the latest job numbers for the U.S. economy exceeded even the most optimistic forecast in its survey of economists from before the numbers were released. November was the biggest month for jobs growth since January of 2012. Perhaps just as importantly, wages also went up. Wage growth was higher […]

Entertaining Business: Chris Rock, economist
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Entertaining Business: Chris Rock, economist

Chris Rock is a comedian long known for his envelope-pushing comedy. In fact, the funnyman is currently out promoting the new movie Top Five which he directed, wrote and stars in. Last month he ruffled some feathers with his Saturday Night Live monologue where he said he’d never go in the newly opened Freedom Tower, proving […]