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  • Veterans Day sales: tribute or tacky?
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    Veterans Day sales: tribute or tacky?

    Featured, Marketing, News, Retail | Lifestyle

    This is Veterans Day in the U.S., known as Remembrance Day in Canada and elsewhere. Social media, radio and television abound with ads offering deals both to veterans themselves and for shoppers in general. But there’s a question, in Canada at least, whether the sales are disrespectful. According to the CBC News, The Gap sent […]

  • Can U2 market as smart as Taylor Swift?
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    Can U2 market as smart as Taylor Swift?

    Marketing, News

    It’s universally agreed that Taylor Swift is a savvy marketer. We told you about her listening parties for her fans months before her new album, 1989 came out. On Monday, she dropped a new video for the song Blank Space basically without telling anyone, and it received well over 125,000 views in its first four […]

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

    2014, Economy, Energy | Utilities | Mining, Entrepreneurs, Featured, Must Read Money Stories, News, Politics, Technology

    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 […]

  • The Last Great Walk: a master of marketing
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    The Last Great Walk: a master of marketing

    2014, Books, Featured, Marketing

    You might find this hard to believe, but a century or so ago, walking was a spectator sport. Thousands of people lined the route taken by Edward Payson Weston in 1909, when he spent four months walking from New York City to San Francisco. In his new book, The Last Great Walk, New Orleans-based writer […]

  • Jerry Seinfeld discovers the power of Facebook
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    Jerry Seinfeld discovers the power of Facebook

    2014, Featured, News, Social Media, Technology

    As someone who loves cars, coffee, and laughs, I was an immediate pushover for Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The Web series, which just kicked off its fifth season, features Seinfeld and some of the country’s best comedians taking a drive in a cool vintage car, and chatting over coffee. (It’s worth watching […]

  • Entertaining Business - did the Sharks make a mistake?
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    Entertaining Business – did the Sharks make a mistake?

    2014, Entertaining Business, Entrepreneurs, Featured, Personal finance

    This week, we’re introducing a new regular column, Entertaining Business, in which Angel Cohn reviews business-themed entertainment programs. She’ll look at whether they’re show business — or business. The latest episode of ABC’s Shark Tank was a prime example of why this show often tends to function more as a valuable business tool for new […]

  • Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 10
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    Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Nov. 10

    2014, Featured, Must Read Money Stories, News

    The Bronx is up, and the Battery’s down. New Yorkers on Monday morning begin using Fulton Center, the city’s largest subway hub ever. The Associated Press reports that nine existing subway lines converge in the $1.4 billion, 180,000-square-foot complex that will serve up to 300,000 riders a day and that includes retail and office space. […]

  • Oh, those airline fees: more than half of us shell out
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    Oh, those airline fees: more than half of us shell out

    2014, Beats, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    What difference has the Web made to air travel? And, how many passengers are ponying up for various kinds of fees? We’ve got some answers for you. The International Air Transport Association, the trade group that represents the world’s airlines, did an independent survey of passengers between July and September 2014, using social media, email […]

  • Must Read Money Stories Friday, Nov. 7
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    Must Read Money Stories Friday, Nov. 7

    2014, Economy, Featured, Must Read Money Stories

    It’s jobs report day, it’s jobs report day! Bloomberg writes that this morning’s jobs report came in at a slightly lower number than expected. But October was still the ninth straight month of jobs gains. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, dropped to its lowest level in six years.   Emergent Detroit. Detroit’s historic bankruptcy could be wrapping up. The […]

  • Consumers soon may be boiling over higher pasta prices
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    Consumers soon may be boiling over higher pasta prices

    2014, Featured, News, Retail | Lifestyle

    There is word from Italy that may send tempers bubbling among foodies. Reuters reports that Italy’s durum crop – the type of wheat used for pasta – was the smallest in 13 years. As a result, pasta makers face the highest costs in four years for the prized wheat variety, which is milled into the […]

  • The backlash is growing against Thanksgiving Day sales
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    The backlash is growing against Thanksgiving Day sales

    2014, Featured, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    I worked retail during high school and college. The two toughest days for us were the day after Thanksgiving, which has come to be known as Black Friday, and the last day of sales before Christmas. On those days, I rode home like a zombie, my feet hurting, my eyes blurring. So, I can’t even […]

  • Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Nov. 6
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    Must Read Money Stories Thursday, Nov. 6

    2014, Featured, News, Politics, Technology

    What does the Republican wave mean for big business? Now that the GOP controls both houses of Congress, business leaders from all sectors are hopeful that the money issues important to them — ranging from the Keystone XL oil pipeline to reduced financial regulation — will finally get meaningful legislative action, The New York Times […]

  • Major League Baseball becomes a year round business
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    Major League Baseball becomes a year round business

    Featured, Sports, Story ideas

    The World Series ended on Wednesday night, and on Thursday afternoon, I was attending a Major League Baseball game. Not one involving a big-league team, but rather, a game involving two teams in the Arizona Fall League. I’ll admit that before I moved to Phoenix, I thought of the AFL as the old football league. […]

  • Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Nov. 5
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    Must Read Money Stories Wednesday, Nov. 5

    2014, Economy, Featured, Manufacturing | Large companies, Must Read Money Stories, News, Politics

    Yeah, but what does it mean? The big story of the day is — well, duh. With Republicans now in control of the Senate, there are all kinds of prognostications about what that may mean for the future. The Wall Street Journal writes business leaders are optimistic that Republican rule in both chambers of Congress […]

  • Animal fat in airplanes: could biofuels help airlines’ bottom lines?
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    Animal fat in airplanes: could biofuels help airlines’ bottom lines?

    2014, Beats, Green | Sustainability, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    In 2006, jet fuel became the biggest expense on the balance sheets of U.S. airlines.  And airlines have been battered by volatile fuel prices in the past 10 years, even when they buy hedges to protect against cost spikes. Right now, oil prices are down, but nobody expects them to stay there. That is why […]

  • Tampa Bay isn't letting Joe Maddon go quietly
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    Tampa Bay isn’t letting Joe Maddon go quietly

    Featured, Sports

    The Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season was a bust, as they finished fifth in the National League Central division, far out of the postseason once again. But their dismal ’14 didn’t stop a rabid fan base from building hopes for the season to come. The Cubs are awash in young talent — infielder Javier Baez, outfielder […]

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

    Economy, Featured, Media | Advertising, Must Read Money Stories, News, Technology, Uncategorized

    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 […]

  • Awash in spending: 2014 U.S. Senate election races
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    Awash in spending: 2014 U.S. Senate election races

    Featured, News, Politics, Story ideas

    Voters across the country go to the polls on Tuesday to vote in mid-term election races that will decide the future makeup of the U.S. House and Senate. 2014 is likely to set a record for mid-term election spending, with as much as $4 billion in outlays, as we wrote earlier this fall. The spending […]

  • Dropping oil prices pose a difficult situation for Russia
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    Dropping oil prices pose a difficult situation for Russia

    2014, Featured, News, Story ideas

    Oil prices have fallen 29 percent since June, according to Bloomberg News.  This may be welcome news for the developed world, but it creates a particularly difficult situation for Russia, which is already faced with sanctions by the West. In the short term, economists believe its accumulated reserves and floating ruble are enough to cushion […]

  • 6 airports that are making money off the environment
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    6 airports that are making money off the environment

    2014, Beats, Green | Sustainability, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    Taking care of the environment is not only good for the planet, it can also bring in extra money to airports. The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded $10.2 million in grants to six airports around the country under the Voluntary Airport Low Emission (VALE) program, which encourages facilities to cut emissions and improve air quality. The […]