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Two Minute Tips

October 2014

The big costs of marathon running

The annual TCS NYC Marathon is this weekend and with 50,000 plus runners headed for the five boroughs, this single event brings over $300 million dollars into the local economy.

Get ready for a new airline fare: Basic Economy

To first class, business class, economy plus and plain old economy, add a new airfare terminology: basic economy. That might sound like an oxymoron, but the idea has been hovering

The NBA season 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

The big business of megachurches

If you live in the South and West, you’ve undoubtedly seen megachurches. They’re the arena sized houses of worship that are growing at a rapid pace, pulling in parishioners in

How data is changing our brains

Anything data driven is all the talk of journalism — and the rest of the world — these days. But how is all that data affecting us physically? This weekend,

Baseball-related tourism can be a robust business story. (Image by "MrsBrown" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

WAR: What is a baseball player really worth?

When we analyze the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants — the two teams currently dueling in the 2014 World Series — it’s not too difficult to figure out

New book: More awesome than money

Do you remember Diaspora? You might even still be a user. Maybe you donated to its wildly successful Kickstarter. Or sadly, you remember when one of its founders committee suicide.

The big jobs boost from America’s airports

Nearly 500 U.S. commercial airports support 9.6 million jobs, create an annual payroll of $358 billion and produce an annual output of $1.1 trillion, according to a new report from

As smog increases, tourism to China drops

You’ve all seen the pictures, like this one, of smog enveloping Beijing and other cities in China. And you’ve heard stories about how smog affected the recent Beijing marathon, causing

Now taking off: new runways

Runway construction is big business for the country’s airports, as both a driver of jobs and an economic impact.  Two cities recently opened new runways that both claim will be

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