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News From the Control Tower - 7/27/2022

News from the Control Tower: Our weekly curated list of news stories affecting you and your finances.

This week’s reads include:

1.       When a Woman’s Retirement Account Becomes the Family Emergency Fund

Women break into their savings to cover all kinds of expenses: home down payments, repairs, medical bills. That can hurt them years later.

2.       Blots on a Field? 

A neuroscience image sleuth finds signs of fabrication in scores of Alzheimer’s articles, threatening a reigning theory of the disease

3.       What women truckers can tell us about living and working alone

4.       How Software Is Stifling Competition and Slowing Innovation

A tech entrepreneur turned academic takes on the “disruption myth.” Big companies, he argues, have built software moats against rivals.

5.       He’s Baseball’s Only Mud Supplier. It’s a Job He May Soon Lose.

Jim Bintliff collects the Delaware River mud that is smeared on Major League baseballs to make them less slippery. But that tradition is in jeopardy.

Bonus: At 40, Daring to Pursue a Childhood Dream of Surfing

Jen Miller might not be the best—or youngest— surfer out there, but she’s certainly one of the most grateful.