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Millennials and Money: who are the winners?
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Millennials and Money: who are the winners?

By on Jan 22, 2015

Millennials have come of age and are set to take over the economy. Here at the Reynolds Center, we want to stay on top of everything to do with millennials. We’re launching a regular series, Millennials and Money, which will look at key issues affecting people born after 1980. The Pew Research Center published a […]

Reynolds Week: tales from PBS' Nerd In Chief
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Reynolds Week: tales from PBS’ Nerd In Chief

Our Reynolds Week fellows are known as the #Moneynerds. The inspiration for our hashtag comes from public television — specifically the #PBSNerds. On Tuesday, the #MoneyNerds got to meet the PBS Nerd In Chief, Bob Beard, the director of special events at Arizona PBS, which airs on Channel 8 in Phoenix. It which is under […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 2
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 2

Is Gazprom fomenting anti-fracking protests in Europe? Romanian and Lithuanian officials are accusing the Russian gas company of funding opposition to hydraulic fracturing in their respective countries, the New York Times reports. The accusers say Russia will do anything to shore up Gazprom’s tight grip on Eastern Europe’s energy supplies, but Romanian anti-fracking groups denied […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 18
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 18

  Japan’s economy has taken an unexpected downturn. FiveThirtyEight writes that 18 economists predicted the country’s economy would have a third quarter upswing — instead, it contracted by 1.6 percent. Ben Casselman said Japan’s shrinking GDP, which also experienced a 7.3 percent contraction earlier this year, is indicative of a recession, and that’s bad news for […]

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 […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 4
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 4

Happy Election Day! As many voters head to the polls, the economy might not be on their minds. The Upshot writes that the state of the U.S. economy is only a major factor in presidential election years. When we’re voting for our commander in chief the correlation between growth in GDP and vote shares (for […]

Must Read Money Stories Friday, Oct. 31
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Must Read Money Stories Friday, Oct. 31

Glitch causes “flash blast” at NYSE. The New York Stock Exchange experienced another technical glitch that affected markets yesterday. The Wall Street Journal reports the glitch caused the NYSE to shut down trading in New York, and instead conduct trades through a disaster recovery center in Chicago. The WSJ reports this is the first time […]

The NBA season is starting, and its salary bonanza is just beginning
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The NBA season is starting, and its salary bonanza is just beginning

The 2014-15 NBA season tips off Tuesday night, when the Orlando Magic play the New Orleans Pelicans, the Houston Rockets take on the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs. Expectations are the highest they’ve been in years, thanks to a giant reshuffling of superstars during the […]