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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 29
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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Jan. 29

The financial toll of an outbreak. The measles virus is popping up around the U.S., especially in Arizona where a government official said the situation was at a “critical point.” The virus undoubtedly puts public health at risk, but it also forces hospitals to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to control the outbreak. KJZZ […]

You may miss SkyMall, but the airlines won't
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You may miss SkyMall, but the airlines won’t

You probably breathed a sign of nostalgia last week when you heard about the demise of SkyMall, the quirky catalog found on airplanes that sells stuff nobody really needs. And while airlines look like heavies for dropping the catalog from their flights, the move actually will save them money. Wired calculated that American Airlines alone […]

How much do airlines owe you for flight delays?
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How much do airlines owe you for flight delays?

This week’s major snowstorm on the East Coast prompted airlines to cancel thousands of flights. It will take days for the system to get back to normal, putting travelers at risk of a flight delay, a cancellation or involuntary bumping.  While the U.S. Department of Transportation offers guidelines, it’s mostly left to the airlines to […]

In Boston, high tech mixes with snow removal
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In Boston, high tech mixes with snow removal

Boston took it on the chin this week, when the first big blizzard of 2015 hit the city hard. More than 20 inches of snow piled up, closing schools, the airport, and public transportation. But nobody is sitting around waiting for the snow to melt. City officials posted this video Tuesday of the technology the […]

Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 28
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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Jan. 28

Inequality all around. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at a new study breaking down income inequality in all 50 states. Spoiler alert: Inequality has grown everywhere. From 1979 to 2007, the top one percent of earners in each state saw their incomes increase by more than the other 99 percent. The recession made […]

Lance Armstrong would cheat again -- and the financial reason why
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Lance Armstrong would cheat again — and the financial reason why

Believe it or not, it’s been two years since cycling champion Lance Armstrong admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance enhancing drugs. In an interview to be broadcast by the BBC on Thursday night, Armstrong says he would probably dope again. But he offers a financial justification for that choice. His seven Tour de […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 27
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Jan. 27

New York City is spared. After shutting down roads to non-emergency vehicles and closing subways, NYC ended up only receiving a light sprinkling of snow come Monday morning. Eastern Long Island wasn’t as lucky, as parts of Suffolk County received more than 18 inches of snowfall. As of 7:30 a.m. EST, travel bans across most […]

Across America, giving airports an upgrade
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Across America, giving airports an upgrade

Have you been to your local airport lately? All across the U.S., airports such Detroit Metropolitan, New York’s JFK International, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International and San Francisco International, have spent billions on overhauls. They’ve added new and upgraded terminals,  runway improvements and other infrastructure projects. But that doesn’t seem to be the norm among American airports. […]

Hockey's Sean Avery offers some important money advice
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Hockey’s Sean Avery offers some important money advice

It’s a tale as old as professional sports. An athlete gets a multi-million dollar contract, and spends his money on the assumption that he’s actually worth what his million-dollar base salary says he’s worth. Sean Avery, the former New York Rangers center, offers some important money advice in his first article for The Players’ Tribune. […]