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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20
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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20

The Bill Cosby fallout has begun. NBC, Netflix and TV Land are all backing away from the the 77-year-old comedian after four women have come forward recently accusing him of rape, including model Janice Dickinson, the New York Times reports. NBC was developing a pilot with Cosby that would have brought him back to primetime, […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 18
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 18

  Japan’s economy has taken an unexpected downturn. FiveThirtyEight writes that 18 economists predicted the country’s economy would have a third quarter upswing — instead, it contracted by 1.6 percent. Ben Casselman said Japan’s shrinking GDP, which also experienced a 7.3 percent contraction earlier this year, is indicative of a recession, and that’s bad news for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 11
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 11

What is net neutrality, anyway? On Monday, President Obama came down in favor of net neutrality and the FCC will likely follow his lead. But what does this all mean? The Upshot’s Neil Irwin wrote a great explainer to clear up this issue for those who are just catching up. Essentially, the internet in its […]

Jerry Seinfeld discovers the power of Facebook
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Jerry Seinfeld discovers the power of Facebook

As someone who loves cars, coffee, and laughs, I was an immediate pushover for Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The Web series, which just kicked off its fifth season, features Seinfeld and some of the country’s best comedians taking a drive in a cool vintage car, and chatting over coffee. (It’s worth watching […]

Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Nov. 6
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Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Nov. 6

What does the Republican wave mean for big business? Now that the GOP controls both houses of Congress, business leaders from all sectors are hopeful that the money issues important to them — ranging from the Keystone XL oil pipeline to reduced financial regulation — will finally get meaningful legislative action, The New York Times […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 4
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 4

Happy Election Day! As many voters head to the polls, the economy might not be on their minds. The Upshot writes that the state of the U.S. economy is only a major factor in presidential election years. When we’re voting for our commander in chief the correlation between growth in GDP and vote shares (for […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 3
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 3

Taylor Swift, mini-mogul. In case you missed it, Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, came out last week. It may be the only album to go platinum in 2014. New York Magazine decided to crunch some numbers on Swift’s wealth. It calculated she owns $86 million in real estate, from Newport, RI, to Nashville and Los […]