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Is Etsy selling out with its upcoming IPO?
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Is Etsy selling out with its upcoming IPO?

By on Jan 20, 2015

  If you know Etsy, you know that the artisanal craft site has a reputation for being “Brooklyn hip.” It sells all manner of hand made and vintage objects that seem right at home in the hipster world. Now, the online company is ready to take the borough’s unique style mainstream. And that’s causing some people to […]

History is against Obama's State of the Union proposals
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History is against Obama’s State of the Union proposals

President Barack Obama will announce a variety of new initiatives Tuesday night in his seventh State of the Union speech. But how successful will he be in getting Congress to approve them? Even before he climbs to the podium, history suggests that he won’t accomplish many of his legislative proposals. The longer presidents are in […]

Presenting How To Cover Money, the Reynolds Center podcast
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Presenting How To Cover Money, the Reynolds Center podcast

The Reynolds Center is delighted to unveil How to Cover Money, our new podcast, which is now live on iTunes. Each week, my co-host, Mark Remillard and I look at a different topic of interest to journalists who cover money stories. Series One, which kicked off over the weekend, focuses on “Thinking Like A Business […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 20
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 20

Work in paradise. Good news for vacationers who can’t unplug while they’re away from the office: co-working spaces doubling as vacation retreats are popping up around the world to cater to workaholics. Some workers even stay at these destinations for an extended period time, thanks to job flexibility and an increasing desire for independence in […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 19
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Jan. 19

Uber pitches cooperation in Europe. Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick announced on Sunday that the ride-service wants to work with politicians to find ways for it to operate legally in the EU. In looking to find new partnerships with European countries, Kalanick said he believes the company could create 50,000 jobs in 2015. The company, valued by investors […]

The great global Cadbury Creme Egg controversy
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The great global Cadbury Creme Egg controversy

There were protests three years ago when an American company bought British chocolate legend Cadbury. But they were nothing like the current controversy over Cadbury Creme Eggs. It seems that for 2015, Mondelez (a spinoff of Kraft) has changed the formula for the annual Easter treat. Instead of being covered with Cadbury Dairy Milk, a […]

Entertaining Business: American Idol is losing its grip on the golden ticket
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Entertaining Business: American Idol is losing its grip on the golden ticket

American Idol is back for its 14th season. Did you even notice? When Idol debuted on Fox in 2002, everyone watched. Or at least it seemed like they did, with 22 million people tuning in to see Kelly Clarkson crowned as the show’s first winner. Season 2 had audiences nationally debating loudly about the merits of […]

Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 16
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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 16

Moving past Google Glass. After a two year test, Google says it will stop selling Google Glass later this month. NPR reports the announcement could mark a shift in how Google rolls out future products. Glass came out much like Google’s software products: It was released to a select group of consumers for testing, with […]

Urban Meyer's lawyer must be updating his Ohio State contract
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Urban Meyer’s lawyer must be updating his Ohio State contract

On Monday night, Ohio State (or as some call it, The Ohio State University) defeated Oregon to claim the national college football title. It should have been a lucrative day for OSU coach Urban Meyer, who has one of the richest contracts in college sports. But surprisingly, it was not. There was no bonus in […]