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  • Bloggers at FinCon14 in New Orleans

    Viral business writing: 23 ways to to succeed

    Best Practices, Featured, Financial/economy, Investing | Banking

    Want to get more eyeballs to your stories? Writers and editors on a panel at FinCon 2014 say there are tried and true methods that give your pieces a better chance of going viral. The advice was offered up Friday (Sept. 19) at FinCon in New Orleans. FinCon is a national financial blogger conference that […]

  • Kean University desk at convention

    Conference and expo uptick may bring new business to your market

    Beats, Economy, Featured, Melissa Preddy, Real estate | Econ development, Story ideas, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    There’s something about the conference, convention and trade show industry that never fails to grab me. The ephemeral nature of these temporary small cities that arise, buzz for a few days with sales and schmoozing and demos and training and news — and then are dismantled forever… it’s intriguing and of course it’s big business […]

  • Holiday hiring stories are coming very early this year

    Holiday hiring stories are coming very early this year

    Beats, Economy, Featured, Media | Advertising, Melissa Preddy, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    Yikes!  I had hoped to hold off till a little bit closer to, well, at least Halloween before tackling the holiday hiring scene.  But with word this last week of summer about the upsized holiday plans of corporations like UPS and Kohl’s, that reindeer has left the stable and your audience will be wondering where […]

  • The End written on a typewriter

    Business Journalism: Some ‘moving on’ thoughts …

    Basics, Best Practices, Featured, Jon Talton

    I was always Iron Man. I wasn’t the smartest person in journalism and I sure didn’t have the elite degrees, but I could outwork anyone. The reality is that while I am still fast and effective (I hope), my iron is facing its limits. Between my print Seattle Times columns, daily online columns for the […]

  • Record highs stock market

    Fed to keep interest rates low as savers experience continued woe

    Beats, Featured, Investing | Banking, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Story ideas

    Well, Wall Street certainly appreciated news from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday that the central bank would refrain from changing its near zero-interest rate policy for a ‘considerable time.’   As the Wall Street Journal reports the Dow Jones industrial average chalked up another record close at 17,156.85. on Wednesday and 17,265.99 Thursday. Investors like low […]