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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Feb. 6

Pascal out at Sony, who’s next? Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal got the ax yesterday, two months after a massive hack sent her company into turmoil. The Hollywood Reporter takes a speculative look behind the curtain to try to decipher

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Must Read Money Stories For Thursday, Feb. 5

By Thor’s Hammer! Iceland is building its first temple to the Norse gods since the Viking age, the Guardian writes. The island nation converted to Christianity more than 1,000 years ago, but the old viking ways are gaining popularity again,

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Must Read Money Stories For Wednesday, Feb. 4

Is your fish organic? No. Not yet. NPR reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering new guidelines for what counts as organic in the fish business. And, let me tell you right now, not everyone is happy with where

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Entertaining Business: unpaid performers at the Super Bowl

We all sat and watched Katy Perry take the field on Super Bowl Sunday atop a giant lion, and then saw her fly across the sky in her own personal firework chariot. You’ve got to figure that she must have

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Must Read Money Stories for Monday, Feb. 2

Good morning, and welcome to our all Super Bowl edition of Must Read Money Stories. Katy breaks even at halftime. When Katy Perry’s name emerged as a possible halftime performer for Super Bowl XLIV, the NFL made headlines after sources said the league was looking for

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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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