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Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, Feb. 10

Get on the couch. There’s a new way to cope with your money stress: Financial therapy. The New York Times’ Paul Sullivan visited the Financial Therapy Clinic at Kansas State University recently, where his stress level was analyzed during a

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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 29

The financial toll of an outbreak. The measles virus is popping up around the U.S., especially in Arizona where a government official said the situation was at a “critical point.” The virus undoubtedly puts public health at risk, but it

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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, Oct. 21

Apple sold 39 million iPhones last quarter, shattering last year’s sales. The technology company made $8.5 billion in profit, according to the New York Times, which was 13.3 percent higher than 2013’s fourth quarter earnings. Analysts point to Apple’s skyrocketing

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Ebola’s catastrophic blow to African economies

As the United States wrestles with its handful of Ebola cases, the impact on the economies of African nations has been far more devastating. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has already claimed nearly 3,000 lives since January. In addition

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How is social media changing conventional cause-marketing tactics?

What do Scotch tape, chewing gum, golf balls and Kentucky Fried Chicken have in common?  Well, at least around October, they are among the myriad products whose packaging blooms pink. For nearly 30 years, October has been designated by activists

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As concern over Ebola spreads, how are local firms affected?

Troubling news this week from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the burgeoning Ebola epidemic:  the CDC issued a worst-case scenario forecast of as many as 1.4 million cases by January.  While

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Joan Rivers’ passing spotlights surgical clinics, memorabilia sales

You know you’re a business writer when word of someone’s death spurs you to thinking about the economic impact of that permanent farewell. The thought flitted across my mind the other day on word that comedienne Joan Rivers had died

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Businesses beyond retail chalk up back-to-school sales

It’s axiomatic that back-to-school season is good business for apparel and footwear sellers, purveyors of pencils and gadget suppliers. But for an interesting twist on the standard end-of-summer stories, how about a look at other businesses that benefit from back-to-school,

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What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act: Self-guided training

“What’s Next in Covering the Affordable Care Act” was originally held on Aug. 6, 2014. After the launch of healthcare.gov, individuals will be anxious to see whether premiums go up when open enrollment, and for the first time, small businesses

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