The Haggler: Between Heaven and Earth, an Airline Ticket Gone Awry

The Haggler intercedes for a monastery in New Mexico over a ticketing dispute with United Airlines.



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Sketch Guy: Add This to Your Busy Schedule: Time With Family and Friends

In our professional lives, metrics for efficiency and effectiveness make a lot of sense, but don’t structure your leisure time in the same way. Let go of the numbers and make people the focus.



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Your Money Adviser: It’s Almost Time to Fill Out College Financial Aid Form for Fall 2015

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is used by most states and colleges, will be available online on Jan. 1.



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Quenching Consumers’ Thirst for ‘Authentic’ Brands

Companies are highlighting their heritage as a way to attract shoppers who value ritual and tradition.



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Entering the Secret Garden of Private Equity

It’s a rare shift in a long-opaque industry: A firm is letting investors hire an outside monitor to review a fund’s books and practices.



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