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Politics And Money: Axelrod On Obama And The Great Recession

David Axelrod is primarily known for constructing the smart political campaign that catapulted Barack Obama, a freshman U.S. senator from Illinois, into the White House in 2008. But after the election, Axelrod didn’t move on to another candidate and  another

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Food And Money: What Does Top Chef Do For A Career?

The Bravo television series “Top Chef” just chose its latest winner. Mei Lin, who took the Season 12 crown, is just the third woman to win the culinary competition, which was set in Boston. Viewers often wonder what happens to

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Must Read Money Stories for Monday, Feb. 23

In honor of last night’s 87th Academy Awards, here is an all-Oscar edition of Must Read Money Stories. Cinema’s reach around the globe. Academy Awards host Neil Patrick Harris opened the night with a number dedicated to the inspiration “moving pictures”

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Millennials and Money: Taking The Sin Out Of Sin City

Millennials are flocking to Las Vegas. But they’re taking some of the sin out of Sin City. Even though more people are visiting the city, gambling, long Las Vegas’ reason for being, now represents just 37 percent of casino revenues. 

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Politics And Money: The $4 Billion Presidential Campaign?

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is back in the news. He’s been on the campaign trail, but he’s not looking for votes. He’s looking for money. As John Cassidy reports for The New Yorker, Bush is making a series of

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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Feb. 20

Mark your calendar. This Apple car thing is starting to sound pretty solid. After previous reports that the maker of the iPhone has been poaching talent from both Tesla and electric car battery companies, Bloomberg is now reporting a release

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Politics And Money: Finally, A New Bridge Between The U.S. And Canada

For years, officials in Canada and the United States have wanted to build a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, a strategically important border crossing for commercial traffic. For years, the bridge has been fought by the owner of

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Journalists: Learn How To Cover Regional Money Stories

Editors often turn to reporters and ask, “This is interesting, but what’s going on in other states?” And you freeze in your tracks because you have no idea. Never fear. Reynolds is going to make you look smart. On April

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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Feb. 19

Spreading the wealth. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area is one of the most successful communities in America; its median household income is higher than New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and it’s in America’s top 10 for college graduation and

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Sports And Money: Does Spring Training Pay Off For Florida And Arizona?

For baseball fans, the long wait is over. Pitchers and catchers around Major League Baseball are reporting this week, and Spring Training — when big leaguers shake off their off season cobwebs — is about to be in full swing. Spring

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