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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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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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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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Must Read Money Stories, Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Out with a bang. The now former chief political commentator at the Telegraph published an incendiary resignation letter online yesterday. Peter Oborne alleges that the Telegraph has allowed its advertisers to drive the direction of the paper’s news coverage. He

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Technology And Money: Apple, Arizona And An Economic Development Tango

For the past couple of years, Mesa, AZ, has proudly been able to proclaim its stature as an Apple manufacturing site. But amid the hoopla of the Super Bowl in Phoenix, Apple’s plans to produce sapphire screens for iPhones at

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Snow, The Story That Just Keeps On Giving

You can’t “pahk yah cah in Hahvuhd Yahd” right now, and things are about to get worse. A new winter storm has covered the South in ice and snow and is heading to the Northeast, which has already been hit

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