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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

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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

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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20

The Bill Cosby fallout has begun. NBC, Netflix and TV Land are all backing away from the the 77-year-old comedian after four women have come forward recently accusing him of rape, including model Janice Dickinson, the New York Times reports.

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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 18

  Japan’s economy has taken an unexpected downturn. FiveThirtyEight writes that 18 economists predicted the country’s economy would have a third quarter upswing — instead, it contracted by 1.6 percent. Ben Casselman said Japan’s shrinking GDP, which also experienced a 7.3

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Airports: from users of energy to sources of energy

As airlines continue to consolidate and look for ways to cut expenses from the bottom line, airports have borne the brunt of these cuts.  Airports make money from airlines through everything from space rental to landing fees that can bring

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Airports, always big energy users, are turning to solar power

Airports are big users of energy. They need power to run everything from runway lights to food concessions.  And that power is a big part of a facility’s budget. Two airports — California’s Fresno Yosemite International and Minneapolis-St. Paul International

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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 12

Let’s make a deal. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new agreement that binds the two nations on carbon emissions for decades to come. The New York Times describes the deal as a “landmark agreement” between the

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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 11

What is net neutrality, anyway? On Monday, President Obama came down in favor of net neutrality and the FCC will likely follow his lead. But what does this all mean? The Upshot’s Neil Irwin wrote a great explainer to clear

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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

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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.

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