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

By on Nov 17, 2014

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 […]

The economic toll on former airline hubs
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The economic toll on former airline hubs

For the past few decades, airlines built up service at a variety of cities around the country. It wasn’t that the market required the flights. Instead, these cities were called “hubs,” places where the carriers fed traffic east-west, or north-south. The idea was to maximize efficiency, and fill airplane seats. But as airlines continue to […]

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 […]

Airports, always big energy users, are turning to solar power
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Airports, always big energy users, are turning to solar power

Airports are big users of energy. They need power to run everything from runway lights to food concessions.  And that power is a big part of a facility’s budget. Two airports — California’s Fresno Yosemite International and Minneapolis-St. Paul International — have created solar power projects to help generate the energy needed to power their […]

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, […]

Oh, those airline fees: more than half of us shell out
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Oh, those airline fees: more than half of us shell out

What difference has the Web made to air travel? And, how many passengers are ponying up for various kinds of fees? We’ve got some answers for you. The International Air Transport Association, the trade group that represents the world’s airlines, did an independent survey of passengers between July and September 2014, using social media, email […]

The backlash is growing against Thanksgiving Day sales
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The backlash is growing against Thanksgiving Day sales

I worked retail during high school and college. The two toughest days for us were the day after Thanksgiving, which has come to be known as Black Friday, and the last day of sales before Christmas. On those days, I rode home like a zombie, my feet hurting, my eyes blurring. So, I can’t even […]