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Must Read Money Stories For Monday, March 2

Chip makers merge. The tech chip maker NXP Superconductor is purchasing Freescale Semiconductor for $11.8 billion, according to The New York Times. The merger will create an even larger maker of computer chips for industries like automobiles and mobile devices. Chip

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Entertaining Business: The Biggest Problems With the 2015 Oscars

The final Oscar ratings are in … and they are bad. Really bad. The show had its lowest ratings in six years with 37.3 million total viewers, which was a 14 percent drop from 2014. And even their key demographic didn’t tune

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Food And Money: What Does Top Chef Do For A Career?

The Bravo television series “Top Chef” just chose its latest winner. Mei Lin, who took the Season 12 crown, is just the third woman to win the culinary competition, which was set in Boston. Viewers often wonder what happens to

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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Feb. 20

Mark your calendar. This Apple car thing is starting to sound pretty solid. After previous reports that the maker of the iPhone has been poaching talent from both Tesla and electric car battery companies, Bloomberg is now reporting a release

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Must Read Money Stories, Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Out with a bang. The now former chief political commentator at the Telegraph published an incendiary resignation letter online yesterday. Peter Oborne alleges that the Telegraph has allowed its advertisers to drive the direction of the paper’s news coverage. He

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Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, February 17

Fifty Shades craze in the South. America’s bible belt — known for its social conservatism — is going crazy for Mr. Grey’s bondage. Early ticket sales sold 2.8 times faster than expected on Fandango in Arkansas, according to the Economist,

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Entertaining Business: Is Celebrity Apprentice Really Good Business?

The finale of this seventh season of Celebrity Apprentice is next week. It pits TV vets Leeza Gibbons and Geraldo Rivera against each other in a fight for the win and the $250,000 donation to their charity of choice. But

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Amazon retail stores: a reversal of strategy?

Amazon transformed the book world, and then the retail world, by taking what was in brick and mortar stores and selling it online. But now, Amazon might be pulling a strategy reversal. On Tuesday, Amazon and Purdue University announced the

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Must Read Money Stories For Tuesday, Feb. 3

You’ll pay more for UPS delivery. UPS announced Tuesday that it will impose a surcharge for residential deliveries, after a disappointing holiday season. According to Reuters, the charges will be rolled out over the next few years, as UPS contracts

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Now landing: airport restaurants run by celebrity chefs

If you are of a certain age, you clearly remember the severe lack of food choices at airports. Your only choices were a generic “snack bar,” “fast food” places and a plain Jane “restaurant.” And, everything was expensive. But three

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