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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Tesla Factory Fremont, Calif.
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Must Read Money Stories, Wednesday, Jan. 14

Arctic freeze. Remember how oil companies were all hot to start drilling in the Arctic? Looks like that may not be happening after all. Bloomberg reports the collapse in oil prices has changed the calculation. One analyst tells Bloomberg that low prices have undermined arctic exploration “for the rest of this decade.” (We’ll have more […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 13
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 13

First Look Media wants to go for-profit. Pierre Omidyar’s fledgling media company wants to move away from its non-profit status in the near future, according to Ad Week. The company’s only publication, The Intercept, has grabbed a number of scoops since its creation, including an exclusive interview with Jay from Serial. Despite The Intercept’s relative […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 22
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 22

Hitting the roads with cheap gas. AAA’s winter holiday travel season officially starts Tuesday, and motorists are hitting the road with the gift of cheap gasoline. GasBuddy says 24 states now have stations where gasoline is selling for less than $2 a gallon, according to NPR. The average national price for a gallon of unleaded […]

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 […]

Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money
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Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money

Falling energy prices are good for everyone, right? Not when it comes to airports. While lower fuel prices may be a good thing for consumers, Colorado’s 74 airports are taking a hit. The Colorado Aeronautical Board has informed airport managers that it will cut $12 million from the 2015 aviation grants award program used to […]

Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places
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Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places

You know you are paying less for gasoline this fall. But fuel has gotten really cheap in some parts of the country. The Associated Press reports that several filling stations in Oklahoma City and Texas are selling unleaded gasoline for less than $2 a gallon. ‘‘When I first saw it, I thought it was a […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 2
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 2

Is Gazprom fomenting anti-fracking protests in Europe? Romanian and Lithuanian officials are accusing the Russian gas company of funding opposition to hydraulic fracturing in their respective countries, the New York Times reports. The accusers say Russia will do anything to shore up Gazprom’s tight grip on Eastern Europe’s energy supplies, but Romanian anti-fracking groups denied […]