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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Dec. 18
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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Dec. 18

Sony cancels holiday release of The Interview. Sony Pictures Entertainment, which is currently embroiled in a crippling leak brought on by hackers, cancelled the movie’s release due to threats of violence. “Remember the 11th of September 2001,” read the threats — transmitted via email to news outlets — and ultimately prompted major theaters across the […]

The huge economic impact of easing U.S.-Cuban relations
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The huge economic impact of easing U.S.-Cuban relations

Cuba sits just 90 miles from the United States, but for more than a half century, commerce between the two countries has been prevented by an embargo. On Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro took the first steps toward re-establishing full diplomatic relations. The announcement came as part of a prisoner exchange that was […]

Cat cafes: the latest trend in food and philanthropy
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Cat cafes: the latest trend in food and philanthropy

Coffee, tea and adopt a cat. That’s the mantra at the latest trend in cafes that are beginning to spring up across the United States. Cat cafes are already popular in Japan, where there are also cafes featuring owls and penguins, and where many apartment owners ban residents from owning animals. Now, the New York […]

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Introducing Business Beat Basics, our first eBook

One of the most popular features on our website has always been our Business Beat Basics. Now, the Reynolds Center has collected all those tips in a handy eBook. The Reynolds Center Guide To Business Beat Basics is a one-stop place to find all the advice we offer from experienced journalists covering money. Inside, you’ll […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 16
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 16

What could have been. Wired’s Mat Honan wrote a wonderful postmortem of Matt Taibbi’s defunct Racket. After launching The Intercept, First Look Media — financed by eBay creator Pierre Omidyar — hired Taibbi to start a site with his own aggressive voice and reporting, but his project never launched after Omidyar squashed it in late […]

Major League Baseball's record revenue year
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Major League Baseball’s record revenue year

If you’re a baseball fan, you’re probably getting emails offering you the chance to purchase season and single game tickets for 2015. And if you buy them before the end of the year, you’ll make 2014 even bigger for Major League Baseball. Forbes reports that MLB expects to close out 2014 with approximately $9 billion […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15

James Bond is the latest Sony email casualty. Those hacked Sony emails have featured everyone from Angelina Jolie to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. And now, James Bond is involved. On Sunday, NBC News reported that an early version of the next Bond movie, Spectre, apparently has […]

Must Read Money Stories, Friday, Dec. 12
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Must Read Money Stories, Friday, Dec. 12

#CRomnibus passes. In an effort to further alienate American voters, someone decided to call last night’s must-pass spending bill in the U.S. House the CRomnibus, which, I take it is some kind of bureaucratic portmanteau. But after much wrangling and consternation, the CRomnibus did pass. The bill, in addition to funding the government, will once […]

Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids
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Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids

It’s the holiday season, and one of the things you will not be able to avoid on your flights to hither and yon are children on your airplane. A Harris Interactive poll in May found that 86 percent of those surveyed say they’re most annoyed by parents letting their children run wild or be disruptive […]