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Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money
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Lower fuel prices = less airport infrastructure money

Falling energy prices are good for everyone, right? Not when it comes to airports. While lower fuel prices may be a good thing for consumers, Colorado’s 74 airports are taking a hit. The Colorado Aeronautical Board has informed airport managers that it will cut $12 million from the 2015 aviation grants award program used to […]

Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places
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Gasoline drops below $2 a gallon in some places

You know you are paying less for gasoline this fall. But fuel has gotten really cheap in some parts of the country. The Associated Press reports that several filling stations in Oklahoma City and Texas are selling unleaded gasoline for less than $2 a gallon. ‘‘When I first saw it, I thought it was a […]

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, Thursday, Nov. 20
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Must Read Money Stories, Thursday, Nov. 20

The Bill Cosby fallout has begun. NBC, Netflix and TV Land are all backing away from the the 77-year-old comedian after four women have come forward recently accusing him of rape, including model Janice Dickinson, the New York Times reports. NBC was developing a pilot with Cosby that would have brought him back to primetime, […]

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 […]

Airports: from users of energy to sources of energy
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Airports: from users of energy to sources of energy

As airlines continue to consolidate and look for ways to cut expenses from the bottom line, airports have borne the brunt of these cuts.  Airports make money from airlines through everything from space rental to landing fees that can bring in millions of dollars a year. But when that money is cut, airports still need […]

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 […]

Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 12
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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 12

Let’s make a deal. President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a new agreement that binds the two nations on carbon emissions for decades to come. The New York Times describes the deal as a “landmark agreement” between the two countries. As part of the deal, the United States will agree to reduce its […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 11
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 11

What is net neutrality, anyway? On Monday, President Obama came down in favor of net neutrality and the FCC will likely follow his lead. But what does this all mean? The Upshot’s Neil Irwin wrote a great explainer to clear up this issue for those who are just catching up. Essentially, the internet in its […]