Story Idea: The Rise of Robo-Advisors

On robo-advising platforms, algorithms manage investment portfolios with minimal human involvement, making advice accessible to investors with smaller balances (often

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How Not to Be Sued for Libel

One of the scariest communications a journalist can get is the notification of a lawsuit for libel. Not too long ago, a colleague

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Business Stories of the Week: Nov. 3, 2017

Tax announcement tips homebuilding stock House Republicans formally announced their plan for tax reform on Thursday, which means plenty of

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Reynolds Review: Ayad Akhtar’s “Junk”

Business has had a major influence on American culture, with movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” portraying traders and

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3 Business Stories for Veterans Day

Since 1918, when America celebrated the armistice ending WWI, November 11 has been an important day in the United States.

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Reporting on Data Breaches and the Social Security Number Debate

The massive Equifax data breach continues to fuel debate on how to stop the use of Social Security numbers for

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Going Nuclear: A Crash Course

You’ve heard of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and Fukushima. But beyond that, nuclear energy is probably a mystery of smoke

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Business Stories of the Week: Oct. 27, 2017

Americans retire later, die earlier Even though the U.S. retirement age is rising, American’s aren’t living longer to enjoy their

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How to Read the Monthly Jobs Report for Better Business Stories

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly jobs report is a cross-section of business, economics, politics and social concern that affects everyone.

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Reporting Cannabis: 5 New Story Ideas

In California’s Monterey County, where until recently I lived and reported, the cannabis industry has been ramping up.  The cultivation

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Business Stories  About Shaving—or Not—for November

November is fast approaching. Every year at the start of the month, men across the United States and around the

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Financials in a Flash: Linking Income Statements and Balance Sheets

In the next lesson of this series, we look at linking income statements and balance sheets.  When you’re finished with the

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Business Stories of the Week: Oct. 20, 2017

Airlines bring back free food Airlines appear to have emerged from their darkest economic hours. That’s the takeaway from the

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Reporting on the Business of Podcasts

Podcasts on everything from personal finance to picture books continue to gain listers. Americans spend an average of four hours

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Get Up to Speed on “Clean Coal”

Heard a lot about “clean coal” lately? Admittedly, the term seems like an oxymoron. It’s been thrown around energy circles

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5 Services Matching Reporters with Expert Sources

Many journalists use services like Help a Reporter Out (HARO) and Profnet to track down experts or real-people sources. But these

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Financials in a Flash: Measuring Assets

  In the next lesson of this series, we look at how assets are measured on balance sheets and income statements. 

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Business Stories of the Week: Oct. 13, 2017

Coach gets a new handle Coach Inc., the American brand famous for its leather bags and shoes, has expanded its

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How to Localize Climate Change Through Agriculture

Discussions about climate change usually center around global temperatures and the general state of the environment. The relevance to a

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Writing for Millennials: Making Big Numbers Relatable

A calculator and some quick research can help you make enormous numbers more understandable to your audiences. Advertising research shows

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Reynolds Announces 3 Strictly Financials Workshops for 2018

Business journalists are invited to attend a series of free workshops from the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business

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