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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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GM Leases Are The Post-Recall Bargain

By Ross Kenneth Urken

But is it just seasonal price promotions and inventory control strategy at play?

04:24PM 07/17/14

Growing Hemp in the Bluegrass State to Treat PTSD

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Industrial hemp advocacy and the therapeutic bent to agriculture both come to a head in Healing Grounds, an organization started this year by Fred-Curtis Lewis, a 36-year-old vet in Kentucky.

05:34PM 05/29/14

Cannabis Legalization From Bloodshed to Regrowth

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Jacob Shepherd, whose father was shot dead 20 years ago for growing marijuana, has - along with Mary Jane Jones, his mother - used this low point as an impetus to fight for cannabis legalization in Kentucky and beyond.

09:43AM 05/29/14

Hemp in Kentucky Creates Latest Drug War Battleground

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Two military veteran brothers in Kentucky are fighting a battle to grow industrial hemp in the soil they served their country to defend. But they face an enemy they're not trained to fight in bringing grass to the Bluegrass State.

03:23PM 05/27/14

Morgan Stanley Says GWPH Pot Stock Is Legit

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Morgan Stanley has given GW Pharmaceuticals (GWPH) its vote of confidence, so will this increase confidence in marijuana stocks?

02:41PM 04/22/14

Main Street Suffers the Bruce Springsteen Effect

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Discourse in America is imperiled by the Bruce Springsteen Effect: the lyrics are injected with a blue-collar sensibility, but the main act will cater to a multi-million-dollar lifestyle at day's end

12:19PM 04/21/14

Porsche 918 Spyder a Rendezvous With 'Destiny'

By Ross Kenneth Urken

One of the fastest street-legal cars out there also costs more than most can afford. But for the company, it's an aspirational investment that pays off.

02:30PM 04/18/14

Lamborghini Huracan to Hit U.S. Market

By Ross Kenneth Urken

The Lamborghini approach is about fulfilling a dream for buyers, the company's CEO says.

02:00PM 04/18/14

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

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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