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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 […]

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 […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 9
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Dec. 9

Uber is banned in another city. The popular app-driven car service is no longer allowed to operate in Delhi, India, after one of its drivers was accused of raping a woman in her late 20s. Uber’s ban has received mixed feelings from the city’s female professionals who struggle to find a safe way home after […]

Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Nov. 4
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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Nov. 4

Income variability is crippling families. Since the recession hit in 2008, many Americans have been grappling with unstable work situations that leave them struggling to pay the bills. According to the New York Times, income variability has gotten so bad that 75 percent of low- and moderate-income families participating in a U.S. Financial Diaries survey […]

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. 25
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 25

Read Ferguson documents here. Last night, a grand jury declined to issue an indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown. There were lootings in Ferguson, Mo., burnings of several stores and police cars, and protests in other parts of the country. St. Louis Public Radio posted all the documents related to the grand jury’s decision. […]

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 […]

The cost of landing on a comet
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The cost of landing on a comet

Scientists and science geeks the world over got pretty excited when the space probe Rosetta’s landing craft, Philae, made contact with a comet this week. Here is a scientist whooping it up on the BBC. But traveling into space to land on a comet is a pretty expensive undertaking. Scienceogram came up with this fabulous […]