Read — 2015/01/31

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles includes:

  1. How to find the best deals on flights“, by Elaine Glusac (NY Times). An interview with David Solomito, director of brand marketing at Kayak. Low on explicit money-saving tips, but this one stands out: “for North America, the ideal booking window…is four to six weeks in advance of a trip”. As one might expect, “[t]he lowest fares depart Friday and return on Monday”.
  2. Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova to win Australian Open“, by Piers Newbery (BBC Sport). Mlle Williams wins her 19th Grand Slam title in straight sets, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).
  3. Best ways to profit from beaten-down energy stocks“, by Eric Rosenbaum & Bryan Borzykowski (CNBC). Big-picture advice counseling slow action and focus on fundamentals.
  4. Oscars animated shorts roundup“, by Robin Lindsay & A.O. Scott (NY Times). A look at the 2015 favorites among the five films on the 2015 Oscar “Best Animated Short Film” list.