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Entertaining Business: The Financial Impact of Bad Behavior (Bill Cosby and otherwise)
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Entertaining Business: The Financial Impact of Bad Behavior (Bill Cosby and otherwise)

The latest string of rape allegations against Bill Cosby, and the surrounding bad press in the media, have caused NBC to cancel its development deal with the comedian who was at work creating a new family-oriented sitcom. Cosby’s deal is reported to have a clause guaranteeing him a payout regardless of whether the show went […]

Business training for chefs is on the menu
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Business training for chefs is on the menu

Restaurants are notoriously unsuccessful businesses. Two-thirds don’t make it to three years, and many cafes and bistros find that profit margins are notoriously thin. But on the flip side, successful chefs have become business moguls in their own rights. Think about people such as Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa and John Besh, all masters of restaurant […]

Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers
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Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers

In four feature stories and 22 follow-up articles, Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter at ProPublica, brought the safety of temporary workers into the spotlight. His research found that in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Minnesota, representing more than a fifth of the U.S. population, temporary workers are hurt at rates as high as six times […]

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, […]

Investigative reporting advice from the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award winners
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Investigative reporting advice from the 2014 Barlett & Steele Award winners

Reuters investigative reporter Megan Twohey traveled across the country and delved into some of the darkest parts of the Internet to explore a horrifying and rarely seen sector of the world. “I talked to one woman in Wisconsin who had determined that she could not care for her 10-year-old adopted son and posted an ad […]

Will Giancarlo Stanton's mega contract hold the Marlins back?
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Will Giancarlo Stanton’s mega contract hold the Marlins back?

The Miami Marlins are expected to sign their star slugger, Giancarlo Stanton, to a 13-year, $325 million deal on Wednesday, the largest sports contract in American history. Stanton, 25, came in second in the National League’s MVP voting this year, and held an impressive .288/.395/.555 batting line (batting average, on-base percentage and slugging) in 2014. […]

Chocolate, your favorite comfort food, could be running low
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Chocolate, your favorite comfort food, could be running low

Chocolate covered marshmallow trees have already appeared at See’s. No doubt chocolate Stanley Cups are on the shelves of Canadian supermarkets, or soon will be. Now comes news from the Washington Post’s Wonkblog that the world may be running low on chocolate. That word comes from the world’s two biggest chocolate makers, Mars, Inc., and […]

Entertaining Business - House of DVF isn't enough DVF
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Entertaining Business – House of DVF isn’t enough DVF

Legendary clothing designer Diane von Furstenberg is out looking for a brand ambassador, using the power of reality television on the House of DVF. This series has been running for a few episodes on E!, which airs new installments on Sunday nights. (It repeats, and repeats, and repeats during the week.) Essentially, like many competitive reality […]

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 […]