Apple CEO Tim Cook on Following Steve Jobs (Fast Company)

Apple256Fast Company looks at how Apple CEO Tim Cook felt when he had to take over Apple from Steve Jobs following his death in 2011 and how Cook stayed true to himself while filling some big iShoes.

What $100 Buys, State by State (New York Times)

Money128If you’ve traveled within the US you might have been surprised by how far your dollar goes—or doesn’t go—place to place.

The New York Times uses maps to show the relative value of $100 in each state, based the national average prices of goods and services.

The Renewed Popularity of the Glass-Steagall Act (Brookings)

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There has been a lot of talk lately about reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act. Originally passed in the 1930s to protect Americans from crises in the financial sector, Glass-Steagall was revoked in the 1990s, but is now part of both parties’ platforms.

The Brookings Institute explains why this financial regulatory legislation is now back in the political spotlight.

David Ott ’00 Co-Heads New Wells Fargo Office (Mainebiz)

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David Ott ’00

David Ott ’00 is returning to Maine and bringing his banking expertise with him.

According to Mainebiz, Wells Fargo & Co. will open a new Middle Market Banking office in Portland and has tapped Ott, previously a vice president with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Boston, to help lead the way.