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Ross Kenneth Urken

Ross Kenneth Urken is editor of MainStreet and personal finance editor at TheStreet. He has published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine, Tablet, Slate, TENNIS Magazine, The Paris Review, and Forbes. He is a former editor at AOL and focuses on personal finance, cars, digital wallet technology, investing, and life-stage planning. He has also extensively covered culture, nightlife, and the automotive industry and hosts several on-camera webisodes. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he studied comparative literature.

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Coin Collecting Is Hot: Why Investors Are Taking a Shine to Numismatics

By Ross Kenneth Urken

The rare coin market is steadily growing, highlighted by last year's world-record-breaking sale of a silver dollar for a stratospheric $10 million. That's part of a more widely-spread phenomenon; the U.S. coin market was worth $5 billion in 2013.

09:15PM 03/25/14

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Medical Marijuana in Canada Set to Boom

By Ross Kenneth Urken

But cultivators need business expertise to thrive.

05:19PM 03/04/14

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Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Files for Bankruptcy

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Senator Joe Manchin calls for the digital currency to be banned in the U.S.

05:02PM 02/28/14

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VapeXhale Puffs Up Marijuana Vaporization

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Already a $100 million industry, vaporization has exploded in response to chill attitudes toward marijuana legalization. Seibo Shen, CEO and founder of vaporization technology company VapeXhale, seeks to play off the trend toward health.

10:40AM 02/19/14

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BMW Bobsled Clinches Medal, Gets Vindication

By Ross Kenneth Urken

To further assert its motto "Driving Performance," BMW North America used a team of engineers to design the new two-man bobsleds for the U.S. men's and women's Olympic teams. And sweet catharsis arrived with Steve Holcomb.

12:52PM 02/18/14

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Jamie Greubel Uses Agile Finance Regimen on Road to Sochi

By Ross Kenneth Urken

The bobsled pilot kept her body and balance sheet in shape during her quest for Olympic glory.

05:28PM 02/06/14

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Grammy Winners Show Thrift Is Hot

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Macklemore and Lorde receive plaudits for eschewing conspicuous consumption.

08:51PM 01/27/14

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Jeff Koons Art Car Boosts BMW's Cachet

By Ross Kenneth Urken

The American unveiling of the vehicle at Art Basel Miami Beach attempts to build brand momentum amid the art brouhaha.

10:12AM 12/06/13

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The War on Thanksgiving: Pilgrim's Regress?

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Native Americans hurt by sequestration view slight as part of pilgrims' legacy.

09:26AM 11/27/13

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Friendly Ghosts Raise Home Prices

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Houses with haunted histories can command other worldly prices on the real estate market.

05:18PM 10/31/13

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