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The huge economic impact of easing U.S.-Cuban relations
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The huge economic impact of easing U.S.-Cuban relations

By on Dec 17, 2014

Cuba sits just 90 miles from the United States, but for more than a half century, commerce between the two countries has been prevented by an embargo. On Wednesday, Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro took the first steps toward re-establishing full diplomatic relations. The announcement came as part of a prisoner exchange that was […]

Entertaining Business: The cost of shelving The Interview
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Entertaining Business: The cost of shelving The Interview

The new Seth Rogen/James Franco vehicle, The Interview, hasn’t even hit theaters yet, and now it looks like it won’t any time soon. Sony Pictures announced Wednesday that it is canceling the Christmas release of the movie, after a number of theater chains in the U.S. and Canada said they wouldn’t show it. The comedic […]

Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Dec. 17
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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Dec. 17

Ruble crisis deepens. The value of Russia’s currency just keeps slumping. The ruble has dropped 50 percent relative to the dollar so far this year, according to Reuters. The Washington Post Wonkblog has a nice explainer of what’s behind the crazy drop, and why it’s so bad for Russia. We can explain it here in two […]

Cat cafes: the latest trend in food and philanthropy
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Cat cafes: the latest trend in food and philanthropy

Coffee, tea and adopt a cat. That’s the mantra at the latest trend in cafes that are beginning to spring up across the United States. Cat cafes are already popular in Japan, where there are also cafes featuring owls and penguins, and where many apartment owners ban residents from owning animals. Now, the New York […]

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Introducing Business Beat Basics, our first eBook

One of the most popular features on our website has always been our Business Beat Basics. Now, the Reynolds Center has collected all those tips in a handy eBook. The Reynolds Center Guide To Business Beat Basics is a one-stop place to find all the advice we offer from experienced journalists covering money. Inside, you’ll […]

Major League Baseball's record revenue year
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Major League Baseball’s record revenue year

If you’re a baseball fan, you’re probably getting emails offering you the chance to purchase season and single game tickets for 2015. And if you buy them before the end of the year, you’ll make 2014 even bigger for Major League Baseball. Forbes reports that MLB expects to close out 2014 with approximately $9 billion […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday, Dec. 15

James Bond is the latest Sony email casualty. Those hacked Sony emails have featured everyone from Angelina Jolie to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd to CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter. And now, James Bond is involved. On Sunday, NBC News reported that an early version of the next Bond movie, Spectre, apparently has […]

Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids
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Yes, You Can Survive Holiday Travel With Your Kids

It’s the holiday season, and one of the things you will not be able to avoid on your flights to hither and yon are children on your airplane. A Harris Interactive poll in May found that 86 percent of those surveyed say they’re most annoyed by parents letting their children run wild or be disruptive […]

Journalists turn to Kickstarter in a big way
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Journalists turn to Kickstarter in a big way

Two summers ago, I dove into crowd funding. I successfully funded a journalism project, Curbing Cars: Rethinking The Way We Get Around, which looked at how Americans are changing their attitudes toward driving. Earlier this year, I published the purpose of the Kickstarter, an eBook from Forbes. The project took a lot of planning, and […]