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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15

By on Dec 15, 2014

James Bond is the latest Sony email casualty. Those hacked Sony emails have featured everyone from Angelina Jolie to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. And now, James Bond is involved. On Sunday, NBC News reported that an early version of the next Bond movie, Spectre, apparently has […]

Must Read Money Stories, Friday, Dec. 12
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Must Read Money Stories, Friday, Dec. 12

#CRomnibus passes. In an effort to further alienate American voters, someone decided to call last night’s must-pass spending bill in the U.S. House the CRomnibus, which, I take it is some kind of bureaucratic portmanteau. But after much wrangling and consternation, the CRomnibus did pass. The bill, in addition to funding the government, will once […]

Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids
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Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids

It’s the holiday season, and one of the things you will not be able to avoid on your flights to hither and yon are children on your airplane. A Harris Interactive poll in May found that 86 percent of those surveyed say they’re most annoyed by parents letting their children run wild or be disruptive […]

Journalists turn to Kickstarter in a big way
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Journalists turn to Kickstarter in a big way

Two summers ago, I dove into crowd funding. I successfully funded a journalism project, Curbing Cars: Rethinking The Way We Get Around, which looked at how Americans are changing their attitudes toward driving. Earlier this year, I published the purpose of the Kickstarter, an eBook from Forbes. The project took a lot of planning, and […]

5 Tips To Survive The Nightmare of Holiday Travel
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5 Tips To Survive The Nightmare of Holiday Travel

  Passenger stress goes sky high during the busy holiday travel season. In the first of this two-part series, I’m offering tips and ideas for your audience to get through the busy days around Christmas and New Year’s. Here are five ways to survive nightmare. Make and share lists and documents. I make copies of […]

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 […]

Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money
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Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money

Falling energy prices are good for everyone, right? Not when it comes to airports. While lower fuel prices may be a good thing for consumers, Colorado’s 74 airports are taking a hit. The Colorado Aeronautical Board has informed airport managers that it will cut $12 million from the 2015 aviation grants award program used to […]

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 […]

Entertaining Business: Christmas movies and the economy
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Entertaining Business: Christmas movies and the economy

On the surface, Christmas movies may be bits of heartwarming fluff that we turn to every year, but given the way they often accurately portray the economic struggles of their time, it is no wonder we all want a little bit of hope when we are facing similar financial struggles.  The classic 1946 movie It’s a Wonderful Life is […]