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Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 30
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Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 30

Low oil prices could have a significant impact on Iran nuclear talks. The New York Times’ Thomas Erdbrink reports that Western negotiators are recalculating their negotiation tactics to account for this “new wild card.” Iranian president Hassan Rouhani was elected largely on the promise that he’d negotiate with the West and lift crippling sanctions on […]

Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Oct. 29
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Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Oct. 29

Welp, this happened. A planned supply mission to the International Space Station exploded on liftoff last night. The Antares rocket was unmanned, and thankfully no one was injured in the explosion. But the financial impact of the explosion is substantial. At least $200 million worth of equipment went up in flames, according to NPR. The […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 28
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 28

Twitter hit of all its Q3 numbers, but Wall Street still isn’t happy. The social media company had $361 million in revenue and its active users rose to 284 million — which was in line with expectations — but its stock still fell by 10 percent on Monday. Recode says this drop can be attributed […]

How data is changing our brains
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How data is changing our brains

Anything data driven is all the talk of journalism — and the rest of the world — these days. But how is all that data affecting us physically? This weekend, the Ted Radio Hour on NPR took a look at how our species is evolving. One particularly interesting segment featured Juan Enriquez, author of the […]

More Awesome Than Money, a book about a social network "failure"
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More Awesome Than Money, a book about a social network “failure”

Do you remember Diaspora? You might even still be a user. Maybe you donated to its wildly successful Kickstarter. Or sadly, you remember when one of its founders committee suicide. Diaspora was (and still is) a social media network that was supposed to out-Facebook Facebook. It promised to make coding public and keep your information […]

Must Read Money Stories Friday Oct, 24
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Must Read Money Stories Friday Oct, 24

The dominant online retail model takes a hit. Sure, sure, it’s earnings season, and every morning there’s a new quarterly report to digest, which may or may not have any impact on anyone’s lives beyond today. But the reaction to Amazon’s earnings yesterday is something worth watching. First, as the Wall Street Journal reports, it […]

Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 23
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Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 23

On Wednesday, a group of major companies pledged to offer their workers discounted solar systems. The New York Times reports that Cisco Systems, 3M, Kimberly-Clark and National Geographic will extend these solar benefits to its employees. Solar Community Initiative — a Geostellar program conceived by the World Wildlife Fund — will give more than 100,000 […]

Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Oct. 22
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Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Oct. 22

Low credit? You’ll pay more. The New York Times reports this morning that several states have recently passed laws allowing higher interest rates and fees on customers with low credit scores. The states include Missouri, Kentucky, Arizona, Indiana, Florida and North Carolina. In North Carolina, higher fees and rates were initially opposed by an unlikely […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 21
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 21

Apple sold 39 million iPhones last quarter, shattering last year’s sales. The technology company made $8.5 billion in profit, according to the New York Times, which was 13.3 percent higher than 2013’s fourth quarter earnings. Analysts point to Apple’s skyrocketing sales of its new iPhones as one of the major reasons for its success, as […]