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Andrew Cassel named 2015 Reynolds Visiting Professor
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Andrew Cassel named 2015 Reynolds Visiting Professor

By on Nov 17, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Cassel is the 2015 Reynolds Visiting Professor. Here is the press release issued by Penn State University earlier this month. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A respected journalist has been selected to serve as a visiting journalism professor at Penn State during the spring 2015 semester through a program […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 17
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 17

Putin hits the road, takes the G20 spotlight with him. Usually, G20 meetings are an opportunity for the leaders of major global economies to discuss common problems. But this year’s G20 summit will be remembered for the abrupt departure of Russian President Vladimir Putin, writes The Telegraph. Putin departed on Saturday, U.S. time, after being […]

Moxie: when the situation calls for bold and gutsy
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Moxie: when the situation calls for bold and gutsy

Moxie. It’s an old-school word that either means a brand of soda or the sort of patois that brings to mind 1930s gangsters. For author John Baldoni, however, moxie means a decisive kind of management style. His new book, Moxie: The Secret To Bold And Gutsy Leadership (Bibliomotion), actually uses the letters of the word […]

Bike to Work Day 2013. District 2 Supervisor Mark Farrell riding in to City Hall
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An economy on two wheels: cycling’s power in Europe

Here’s a statistic to wrap your head around. More people work in the bicycling industry in Europe than in mines and quarries. And, almost twice as many jobs have been created by cycling than by steel. That’s the finding of a new study by the European Cyclists Federation, quoted by The Guardian. It says 650,000 […]

Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 14
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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Nov. 14

Amazon and Hachette bury the hatchet. After a six-month dispute that pitted one of the world’s largest and most powerful companies against a french book publisher, Amazon and Hachette announced a deal yesterday. Neither side has said much of anything about the deal they reached. But the fact that there is a deal at all […]

The cost of landing on a comet
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The cost of landing on a comet

Scientists and science geeks the world over got pretty excited when the space probe Rosetta’s landing craft, Philae, made contact with a comet this week. Here is a scientist whooping it up on the BBC. But traveling into space to land on a comet is a pretty expensive undertaking. Scienceogram came up with this fabulous […]

Robert Snell: How I covered the Detroit bankruptcy
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Robert Snell: How I covered the Detroit bankruptcy

Last week, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes approved a reorganization plan for Detroit, bringing the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history to a close. Robert Snell led the team of reporters covering this once-in-a-lifetime story for The Detroit News. He also covers U.S. District Court and federal agencies in Detroit, including the Department of Justice, […]

Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Nov. 13
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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Nov. 13

The Federal Communications Commission has the GOP breathing down its neck. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is being squeezed from both sides of the aisle: President Obama came down strongly in favor of net neutrality earlier this week, and now Republicans are urging Wheeler to not overstep his authority, the New York Times reports. The House […]

The murky economics of hosting major sporting events
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The murky economics of hosting major sporting events

Ever since major cities started forking over millions to build stadiums, the economics of professional sports investment have been controversial. The payoff of hosting the olympics is a common debate for this topic; countries and cities spend billions to build stadiums and facilities that are often neglected after the event, and the true economic lift […]