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

By on Oct 30, 2014

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 […]

The NBA season is starting, and its salary bonanza is just beginning
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The NBA season is starting, and its salary bonanza is just beginning

The 2014-15 NBA season tips off Tuesday night, when the Orlando Magic play the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets take on the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs. Expectations are the highest they’ve been in years, thanks to a giant reshuffling of superstars during the […]

The big business of megachurches
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The big business of megachurches

If you live in the South and West, you’ve undoubtedly seen megachurches. They’re the arena sized houses of worship that are growing at a rapid pace, pulling in parishioners in places like Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. More than 6 million people attend megachurches, defined as those able to hold 2,000 people or more. […]

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 […]

Please, airline, can we have some more (flights)?
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Please, airline, can we have some more (flights)?

In a past life, I worked for Mesa Air Group, a Phoenix-based regional carrier, where I had the chance to observe the team that listened to air service pitches from airports and local communities. Every community, large and small, knows they need commercial air service to be connected to the global air transportation system. Scheduled […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Oct. 27
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Oct. 27

Gas just keeps getting cheaper. The price of gasoline has fallen by 18 cents in the past two weeks to the lowest level in nearly four years. The weekly Lundberg survey says the average price of a gallon of unleaded fuel is $3.08 nationwide, the first time it has been that low since December, 2010. […]

What is a baseball player really worth? All about WAR
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What is a baseball player really worth? All about WAR

When we analyze the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants — the two teams currently dueling in the 2014 World Series — it’s not too difficult to figure out their most valuable players. For Kansas City, Alex Gordon, Lorenzo Cain, Wade Davis and their entire bullpen come to mind; Buster Posey, Madison Bumgarner, Hunter […]

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 […]