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Holiday gifts for athletes that are really worth the money
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Holiday gifts for athletes that are really worth the money

As we reported recently, running a marathon can be a really pricey venture. Even shorter races can add up, and other sports aren’t all that cheap either. We know many reporters will be asked by editors to write holiday gift guides, and you may not know where to start. Here are our ideas for stories […]

Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 26
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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Nov. 26

#handsupdontshop. Ferguson was a much calmer place last night, but the protests over a grand jury decision in the killing of Michael Brown spread to cities across the country. Demonstrators in many cities took to the highways, shutting down traffic in several places. CNN has a roundup of what happened in New York, Los Angeles, […]

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This Thanksgiving, find story ideas at the airport

With the Thanksgiving holiday season underway, airports are a great place to look for stories.  Most medium to large airports post their rules for the media on their websites. Their public affairs officials are usually more than happy to help with stories. But there are some things to keep in mind. First, you can’t just […]

Entertaining Business: the real deal of real estate on Buying and Selling
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Entertaining Business: the real deal of real estate on Buying and Selling

HGTV’s Drew and Jonathan Scott have parlayed their sibling banter into multiple home improvement shows Property Brothers, Buying and Selling and Brother vs. Brother. The themes of these shows slightly vary, but most involve taking some sort of fixer-upper home, remodeling it, and selling it. They are among a host of shows on HGTV that […]

Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 25
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Must Read Money Stories, Tuesday, Nov. 25

Read Ferguson documents here. Last night, a grand jury declined to issue an indictment in the shooting of Michael Brown. There were lootings in Ferguson, Mo., burnings of several stores and police cars, and protests in other parts of the country. St. Louis Public Radio posted all the documents related to the grand jury’s decision. […]

Must Read Money Stories, Monday Nov. 24
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Must Read Money Stories, Monday Nov. 24

Marketing Katniss on a relative shoestring. The New York Times reports that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 sold an estimated $123 million in tickets this weekend. That was the strongest movie opening since last November, when another Hunger Games film, Catching Fire, took in $158 million in its debut weekend. Hunger Games is produced […]

Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)
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Entertaining Business: The financial impact of bad behavior (Bill Cosby etc.)

The latest string of rape allegations against Bill Cosby, and the surrounding bad press in the media, have caused NBC to cancel its development deal with the comedian who was at work creating a new family-oriented sitcom. Cosby’s deal is reported to have a clause guaranteeing him a payout regardless of whether the show went […]

Business training for chefs is on the menu
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Business training for chefs is on the menu

Restaurants are notoriously unsuccessful businesses. Two-thirds don’t make it to three years, and many cafes and bistros find that profit margins are notoriously thin. But on the flip side, successful chefs have become business moguls in their own rights. Think about people such as Emeril Lagasse, Nobu Matsuhisa and John Besh, all masters of restaurant […]

Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers
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Michael Grabell: how I covered temporary workers

In four feature stories and 22 follow-up articles, Michael Grabell, an investigative reporter at ProPublica, brought the safety of temporary workers into the spotlight. His research found that in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Minnesota, representing more than a fifth of the U.S. population, temporary workers are hurt at rates as high as six times […]