2-Minute Tip: 1st Steps to Covering the Local Economy

To cover a local or regional economy, you need to know what makes it tick. Find a few lists, or

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Business Stories of the Week: July 14, 2017

United will resell double-booked seats After months of negative press (remember Dr. Dao, who was dragged down the airplane aisle?),

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6 Coal Industry Articles to Get You Up to Speed

  You’ve been hearing about it a lot lately: coal. But how much do you actually know about this industry?

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Survive and Thrive in a Shrinking Newsroom, Part 1

After 23 years of reporting from such far-flung spots as Rochester,  San Francisco and Hong Kong, Amy Wu now covers politics

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Tech Tools That Increase a Reporter’s Productivity

Productivity is important in any line of work. And for reporters with seemingly endless deadlines, efficiency is a must. Here are

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2-Minute Tip: Corporate Earnings Mistakes to Avoid

Reading through and reporting on a company’s quarterly report can be a challenging project for business journalists. Here are four

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Business Stories of the Week: July 7

What’s in a name? Craft beer vs. industry giants As craft beer has grown in popularity, industry titans like Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV

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Paid Leave Facts to Jump-Start a Business Story

In the thick of summer, paid time off is a timely topic. In addition to traditional time off for vacations, paid leave for

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Free Tools and Resources for Investigative Reporters

It can take a reporter years to develop a go-to library of tools and resources that help filter useful databases, specialized websites and stockpiles

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Reynolds Rewind: 4th of July

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the annual celebration of this country’s founding and everything American. In the weeks that follow, you can

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Business Stories of the Week: June 30

Staples to sell to private equity firm That was easy: Office-supply retailer Staples will be purchased by Sycamore Partners, a

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7 Tips for Better Business Interviews

Last year, I joined two long-time business journalist colleagues of mine—Randy B. Hecht and Robert McGarvey—on a webcast hosted by

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Video: Stats and Facts on LGBT-Owned Businesses

LGBT-owned businesses can be a valuable topic for business reporters. While employee diversity has made headlines for years, stories on

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2-Minute Tip: Earnings Per Share and Share Price

Market watchers analyze and discuss earnings per share (EPS) more than any other financial measure. Managers talk about EPS when

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Business Stories of the Week: June 23

Amazon may face bidding war Amazon announced plans to buy Whole Foods last Friday, giving the online powerhouse control of

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Covering Household Debt in Your Community

After the shock of the financial crisis, Americans began weaning themselves off plastic. In each of the 19 consecutive quarters

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Accuracy Checklist for Journalists

Fewer copy editors in the newsroom—in fact, fewer editors in general—means that reporters must increasingly perform that function themselves. Before

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The Business of Art: How to Cover Local Auctions

Shock swept the art world last month when a 1982 painting by late graffiti artist and neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat sold at

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