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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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Entertaining Business: Did controversy help or hurt The Interview

Before the holiday, Sony said it was going to shelve The Interview and leave it to collect dust on a shelf for a while until the threats died down. The move caused an outcry over freedom of expression. Even President

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Will new e-book services change the way we read?

Thousands are already following Mark Zuckerberg’s lead and pledging to read more in the new year. It might be a good idea for authors to resolve to write more as well, especially with the announcement that the online e-book subscription

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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

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Spotify proves you can get people to pay for something free

Spotify may not be Taylor Swift’s BFF, but it’s proving something that may be crucial to the music streaming world. According to Fast Company, 25 percent of Spotify users pay for the product. That’s a pretty spectacular conversion rate for

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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 12

Paris’ economy can withstand terror attacks. More than 1 million people flooded the streets of Paris on Sunday for protests of last week’s shootings at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo as well as a kosher grocery. Despite the gloom over

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Reynolds Week: tales from PBS’ Nerd In Chief

Our Reynolds Week fellows are known as the #Moneynerds. The inspiration for our hashtag comes from public television — specifically the #PBSNerds. On Tuesday, the #MoneyNerds got to meet the PBS Nerd In Chief, Bob Beard, the director of special

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Reynolds Week: The rising economic power of Latinos in the U.S.

  The growing Hispanic population in the United States is set to shape businesses and the country’s economy in a big way over the next 50 years, according to Chiqui Cartagena, vice president of marketing for Univision. Calling it a

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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

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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15

James Bond is the latest Sony email casualty. Those hacked Sony emails have featured everyone from Angelina Jolie to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. And now, James Bond is involved. On Sunday,

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