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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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Porsche CEO Says Supercar Is Not Dead: Cue the Spyder 918

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Porsche North America CEO Detlev von Platen attributes the brand's consistent sales growth -- 21% in 2013 -- with an investment in new technology and expanded performance dynamics.

09:00AM 04/16/14

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Lamborghini Huracan Proves Supercars Aren't Just For BRIC Countries

By Ross Kenneth Urken

On view this week at the New York Auto Show, the Huracan replaces the Gallardo, Lamborghini's highest selling model. CEO Stephan Winkelmann highlights the country where the company is most focused on sales. Hint: it's not Brazil, Russia, India or China.

05:00AM 04/16/14

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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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Coin Collecting Is Hot: Investors Taking a Shine to Numismatics

By Ross Kenneth Urken

The rare coin and currency market is steadily growing, highlighted by last year's world record-breaking sale of a silver dollar for a stratospheric $10 million.

07:00PM 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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Track Stars Have Financial Leg Up on Olympic Bobsled Track

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Lauryn Williams and Lolo Jones, American track stars of the summer Olympics who have made the transition to the bobsled team in Sochi, highlight the disparity in earning potential between athletes in popular sports and those in more obscure terrain.

06:50PM 02/20/14

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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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Waiting to Xhale: Vaporization Steams Up From Marijuana Legalization

By Ross Kenneth Urken

Already a $100 million industry, vaporization has exploded over the last year in response to chill attitudes toward marijuana legalization.

01:38PM 02/18/14

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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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