What You Should Know About 3-D Printing

Polymer-based 3-D printers have been around for a while, being made available at libraries for STEM projects and businesses for

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, May 4, 2018

Scrutiny against Starbucks anti-bias advisory team After the highly-publicized arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia Starbucks, the company

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Questions to Ask When Covering Property Taxes

In many parts of the country, spring is the time of year when homeowners get their assessment for property taxes,

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Fred W. Smith of Reynolds Foundation Has Died

Fred W. Smith, chairman of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, was a tough, focused newsman of integrity who led the

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The Swimming Pool Economy: Making a Splash

Summer is coming. Although it’s only spring, swimming pool owners across the country are working to get their pools ready

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, April 27, 2018

More businesses keep it casual Walmart, which has a relatively strict dress code, is now allowing some employees to wear

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6 Things to Check in that Proxy Statement

Proxy statements are a gold mine for business journalists. The amount of information available is amazing and includes material not

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3 Timely Stories to Report Now on Vaping

While there is plenty of information out there, some people — especially young people — don’t understand the health risks

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3 Story Angles for Graduation Season

As high school and college students across the country don cap and gown and prepare for graduation, now’s a good

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, April 20, 2018

Lyft offering 4/20 discounts in marijuana states In states with legal recreational marijuana, Lyft is offering a sizeable discount on

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When Non-Business Stories Are Really About Business After All

It’s easy to get locked into small views of what constitutes stories in a field of coverage. Often, what might

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Predatory Lending: An Overlooked Business Story Hurting U.S. Consumers

If you’re looking for a business story to intrigue your readers, try one on predatory lending, something that involves the

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Reynolds Center Accepts Entries for Barlett & Steele Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the nation’s top investigative business

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, April 13, 2018

No more credit card signatures Starting in late April, the four major credit card companies will end signature requirements for

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When Talking Trade, Here’s Where to Go for Info

With trade tariffs a regular public policy discussion topic these days, understanding the basics behind how much the U.S. and

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Tips for Covering Autonomous Vehicles

In many cities, companies like Waymo and Uber have been testing driverless cars for years. In March, an autonomous vehicle

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Covering the Business of Independent Booksellers

With Amazon opening more physical bookstores and Barnes & Noble recently announcing a round of layoffs, how are smaller, independent bookstores

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, April 6, 2018

College admissions struggle with computer errors Some hopeful college applicants get accidental admissions letters, thanks to computer errors. MarketWatch reported

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3 Stories to Report on Health Care Inflation

The overall rate of inflation for all goods and services in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is projected at 2.6%

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Lessons in Journalism Innovation from SXSW 2018

South by Southwest may be best known for its movie screenings, raucous parties with live music and panels on tech

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Reporter’s Briefing: Explaining Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency that’s not tied to financial agencies, banks, governments, or other regulators. The integrity of

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