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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Jan. 15

The ECB’s quantitative easing mystery. It looks like the European Central Bank will attempt some form of QE this year, but it’s unclear how the bank will accomplish this. Will it buy bonds in every eurozone country in equal amounts?

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Cities are balking at funding new sports stadiums

For decades, new sports stadiums have presented taxpayers with a big dilemma. Either they had to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to bring a new team to their city, or spend equal amounts to keep one from leaving.

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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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The potential money boost of election to the Baseball HOF

Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio were all elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, guaranteeing each a spot in the game’s most sacred place. But fame and glory aren’t the only things the

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Must Read Money Stories for Monday, Jan. 5

France’s mega-tax is set to expire. Two years ago, French president Francois Hollande and his socialist party unveiled a 75 percent tax on earnings over 1 million euros. Now it will expire at the end of January, and the French

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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 23

NFL cheerleading is changing. After years of workforce mistreatment, NFL cheerleaders are finally getting their due, largely thanks to the efforts of one former Raiderette, Lindsay Gibbs writes at Sports on Earth. Lacy, an experienced cheerleader who previously danced in

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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 22

Hitting the roads with cheap gas. AAA’s winter holiday travel season officially starts Tuesday, and motorists are hitting the road with the gift of cheap gasoline. GasBuddy says 24 states now have stations where gasoline is selling for less than

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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

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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

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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

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