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Entertaining Business: The Super Bowl means big TV sales

The hype leading up to the Super Bowl often means that people will flock to the stores to buy that enormous HDTV they’ve been eying, with the excuse they are having a viewing party for the game. In anticipation of

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Why Max Scherzer’s mega-contract isn’t all that sweet

The Washington Nationals signed Max Scherzer for seven years at the cheap price of $210 million. No, that isn’t sarcasm: Scherzer’s $210 million deal is a bargain. Before you tear your hair out by this seemingly illogical statement, you should

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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 22

Jeff Greene at Davos. The multibillionaire delivered a speech filled with warnings and pessimism about the U.S. economy at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday. Greene, who traveled to the forum with his family and two nannies on

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Dark money flows as Citizens United marks its fifth anniversary

The New Yorker points out that this week marks the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the landmark Supreme Court decision that changed the landscape for campaign financing. The magazine asks whether the Court, under Chief Justice

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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 21

What he stated. The President went up and gave a speech before Congress last night, as he does every year. In his final two years of office, and facing a Republican-controlled House and Senate, the President didn’t hold anything back.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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