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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 14
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 14

  Expect Nike to use Kevin Durant’s injury to its advantage. In September, Durant signed a 10-year $275 million contract with the Portland-based company and will now miss at least part of the 2014-15 season after fracturing his foot. Injuries and career setbacks haven’t stopped Nike and other apparel companies from making millions off of […]

Why aren't teens interested in driving?
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Why aren’t teens interested in driving?

The number of teens getting their licenses at age 16 is at one of its lowest points ever. But, you’d think that the sons and daughters of the men and women who work in the auto industry would buck the trend. That’s not the case, as I found out last week. I was honored to […]

The big economic story In Chicago's ATC meltdown
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The big economic story In Chicago’s ATC meltdown

    This week, the big aviation meltdown that plagued Chicago is finally expected to end. But it turned the Midwest into a nightmare for the Federal Aviation Administration, and exposed some key flaws in the FAA’s ability to handle emergencies. On Sept. 26, a disgruntled contract employee at the Aurora, Ill., air route traffic […]

The economics of bumping, Thanksgiving style
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The economics of bumping, Thanksgiving style

This Monday is Columbus Day, and many people are starting to think about making their travel plans for the holidays. But one holiday poses trouble for many travelers. When it comes to airline flights, Thanksgiving is a special time for carriers. It is by far the most concentrated flight time of the year, bar none. […]

Follow the airport money
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Follow the airport money

On Monday, we talked about why communities are so eager to get commercial air service. Here is some info in case you’d like to follow up on the story. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has a program that provides government grants for improvements at the nearly 3,400 airports covered under the National Plan of Integrated […]

Airports fly high as economic engines
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Airports fly high as economic engines

Every town of any size wants commercial air service. and a new study makes it easy to understand why. Preliminary numbers from a new study released by the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Office of Aviation found that the state’s 104 publicly owned airports accounted for a $13 billion economic impact, according to data compiled in […]

How is social media changing conventional cause-marketing tactics?
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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 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM); here’s a primer on how it all got […]

Pinterest best practices
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Pinterest: Why financial bloggers should be pinning their content

Personal finance writers should look to Pinterest as a powerful way to get more traffic, according to one blogger who has had phenomenal success with the platform. Pinterest, said Ruth Soukup of LivingWellSpendingLess.com, is more than a place for crafts, recipes and wedding ideas. “Pinterest is probably the best and fastest way for bloggers in […]

4 podcasters on a panel
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Why financial bloggers should start podcasting

  Financial bloggers should consider podcasting as a way to stand out, panelists at a national blogging conference advised last week. The encouragement came during a panel of podcasters at FinCon 2014, a financial bloggers conference held Sept. 17 – 20 in New Orleans.   Plus, Apple’s new iOS that rolled out earlier this month […]