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Must Read Money Stories, Wednesday Oct. 15
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Must Read Money Stories, Wednesday Oct. 15

By on Oct 15, 2014

Google and Amazon, ready for a street fight. Google announced an expansion of its same-day delivery service, which will now be called Google Express. Wired reports the service will expand to Chicago, Boston and Washington D.C. The company already offered same-day delivery for online purchases in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Google isn’t the […]

Stack of credit cards
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Credit cards making a comeback after years of bank neglect

Big banks are reporting results this week. Reuters says that many are paying more attention to a neglected business: credit cards. According to writer David Henry, “JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc and other big banks are making more credit card loans, after years of focusing mainly on customers who paid off their balances each […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 14
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Oct. 14

  Expect Nike to use Kevin Durant’s injury to its advantage. In September, Durant signed a 10-year $275 million contract with the Portland-based company and will now miss at least part of the 2014-15 season after fracturing his foot. Injuries and career setbacks haven’t stopped Nike and other apparel companies from making millions off of […]

Why aren't teens interested in driving?
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Why aren’t teens interested in driving?

The number of teens getting their licenses at age 16 is at one of its lowest points ever. But, you’d think that the sons and daughters of the men and women who work in the auto industry would buck the trend. That’s not the case, as I found out last week. I was honored to […]

The big economic story In Chicago's ATC meltdown
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The big economic story In Chicago’s ATC meltdown

    This week, the big aviation meltdown that plagued Chicago is finally expected to end. But it turned the Midwest into a nightmare for the Federal Aviation Administration, and exposed some key flaws in the FAA’s ability to handle emergencies. On Sept. 26, a disgruntled contract employee at the Aurora, Ill., air route traffic […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Oct. 13
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Oct. 13

Good times rolling in downtown Nola. Hurricane Katrina dealt New Orleans a body blow from which the city may never fully recover. But there has been a revival in downtown New Orleans, thanks to aggressive tax incentives, reports Next City. It says $6 billion has been pumped into the area’s economy since the storm hit […]

The economics of bumping, Thanksgiving style
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The economics of bumping, Thanksgiving style

This Monday is Columbus Day, and many people are starting to think about making their travel plans for the holidays. But one holiday poses trouble for many travelers. When it comes to airline flights, Thanksgiving is a special time for carriers. It is by far the most concentrated flight time of the year, bar none. […]

Must Read Money Stories Friday, Oct. 10
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Must Read Money Stories Friday, Oct. 10

Welcome to a new feature at BusinessJournalism.org. Each day, we’ll be posting Must Read Money Stories. We’re on the lookout for links, photos, graphics and videos that set the pace in money and journalism. Icahn to Apple: C’mon, give a little. Legendary activist and billionaire investor Carl Icahn sent a love letter addressed to Apple CEO […]

Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 9
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Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Oct. 9

Welcome to a new feature at BusinessJournalism.org. Each day, we’ll be posting Must Read Money Stories. We’re on the lookout for links, photos, graphics and videos that set the pace in money and journalism. Elon Musk doesn’t think flying cars will be in our future. Why? Well, they could fall on your head, clog up […]