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Airports: from users of energy to sources of energy
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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 in millions of dollars a year. But when that money is cut, airports still need […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 17
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 17

Putin hits the road, takes the G20 spotlight with him. Usually, G20 meetings are an opportunity for the leaders of major global economies to discuss common problems. But this year’s G20 summit will be remembered for the abrupt departure of Russian President Vladimir Putin, writes The Telegraph. Putin departed on Saturday, U.S. time, after being […]

Moxie: when the situation calls for bold and gutsy
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Moxie: when the situation calls for bold and gutsy

Moxie. It’s an old-school word that either means a brand of soda or the sort of patois that brings to mind 1930s gangsters. For author John Baldoni, however, moxie means a decisive kind of management style. His new book, Moxie: The Secret To Bold And Gutsy Leadership (Bibliomotion), actually uses the letters of the word […]

Bike to Work Day 2013. District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell riding in to City Hall
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An economy on two wheels: cycling’s power in Europe

Here’s a statistic to wrap your head around. More people work in the bicycling industry in Europe than in mines and quarries. And, almost twice as many jobs have been created by cycling than by steel. That’s the finding of a new study by the European Cyclists Federation, quoted by The Guardian. It says 650,000 […]

Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 14
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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 14

Amazon and Hachette bury the hatchet. After a six-month dispute that pitted one of the world’s largest and most powerful companies against a french book publisher, Amazon and Hachette announced a deal yesterday. Neither side has said much of anything about the deal they reached. But the fact that there is a deal at all […]

The economic toll on former airline hubs
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The economic toll on former airline hubs

For the past few decades, airlines built up service at a variety of cities around the country. It wasn’t that the market required the flights. Instead, these cities were called “hubs,” places where the carriers fed traffic east-west, or north-south. The idea was to maximize efficiency, and fill airplane seats. But as airlines continue to […]

The cost of landing on a comet
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The cost of landing on a comet

Scientists and science geeks the world over got pretty excited when the space probe Rosetta’s landing craft, Philae, made contact with a comet this week. Here is a scientist whooping it up on the BBC. But traveling into space to land on a comet is a pretty expensive undertaking. Scienceogram came up with this fabulous […]

Airports, always big energy users, are turning to solar power
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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 — have created solar power projects to help generate the energy needed to power their […]

Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Nov. 13
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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Nov. 13

The Federal Communications Commission has the GOP breathing down its neck. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is being squeezed from both sides of the aisle: President Obama came down strongly in favor of net neutrality earlier this week, and now Republicans are urging Wheeler to not overstep his authority, the New York Times reports. The House […]