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Major League Baseball's record revenue year
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Major League Baseball’s record revenue year

If you’re a baseball fan, you’re probably getting emails offering you the chance to purchase season and single game tickets for 2015. And if you buy them before the end of the year, you’ll make 2014 even bigger for Major League Baseball. Forbes reports that MLB expects to close out 2014 with approximately $9 billion […]

Must Read Money Stories, Wednesday, Dec. 10
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Must Read Money Stories, Wednesday, Dec. 10

The World War I financial bonanza. As the centennial of the first world war, 2014 has shone a spotlight on things many people didn’t know about the conflict. The BBC reports that WWI was a bonanza for a number of companies. “Jingoism, anti-German sentiment and guilt were all laid on thick to sell everything from […]

An inside look at the economics of college football bowl games
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An inside look at the economics of college football bowl games

College football is big business, and the opportunities to cash in on the sport’s biggest stage — bowl games — has never been greater for sports business bigwigs who run them. The 2014-15 bowl season debuts the College Football Playoff system, a four-team elimination bracket made up of the NCAA’s top-four teams. It replaces the […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 9
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 9

Uber is banned in another city. The popular app-driven car service is no longer allowed to operate in Delhi, India, after one of its drivers was accused of raping a woman in her late 20s. Uber’s ban has received mixed feelings from the city’s female professionals who struggle to find a safe way home after […]

Holiday gifts for athletes that are really worth the money
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Holiday gifts for athletes that are really worth the money

As we reported recently, running a marathon can be a really pricey venture. Even shorter races can add up, and other sports aren’t all that cheap either. We know many reporters will be asked by editors to write holiday gift guides, and you may not know where to start. Here are our ideas for stories […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 25
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 25

Read Ferguson documents here. Last night, a grand jury declined to issue an indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown. There were lootings in Ferguson, Mo., burnings of several stores and police cars, and protests in other parts of the country. St. Louis Public Radio posted all the documents related to the grand jury’s decision. […]

Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)
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Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)

The latest string of rape allegations against Bill Cosby, and the surrounding bad press in the media, have caused NBC to cancel its development deal with the comedian who was at work creating a new family-oriented sitcom. Cosby’s deal is reported to have a clause guaranteeing him a payout regardless of whether the show went […]

Will Giancarlo Stanton's mega contract hold the Marlins back?
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Will Giancarlo Stanton’s mega contract hold the Marlins back?

The Miami Marlins are expected to sign their star slugger, Giancarlo Stanton, to a 13-year, $325 million deal on Wednesday, the largest sports contract in American history. Stanton, 25, came in second in the National League’s MVP voting this year, and held an impressive .288/.395/.555 batting line (batting average, on-base percentage and slugging) in 2014. […]

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 […]