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How to Localize Federal Rate Hikes

When Janet Yellen announced a quarter-percent raise in the Federal Reserve interest rate earlier in March,

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Jobs Number, Part 2: Digging In

Proper reporting of the monthly employment report takes work. Read the BLS analysis. Along with notes

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Jobs Number, Part 1: Transparency and Trends

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Report for February on March 10, showing a

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 6: Derivatives

Defining derivatives and options Now we are going to discuss investment vehicles that are derived from others,

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Watch Out! Pro-Forma Financial Reports

Financial statements and documents are a primary tool for the business reporter. Public companies registered in

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Covering E-commerce Trends: Online Mattress Retailers

  The mattress industry is facing new competition in the age of e-commerce: online mattress stores.

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Story Angles: Reporting on the Economics of Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has prohibited discrimination based on disability since 1990. However, many

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How to Vet Story Sources

Years ago a PR person pitched his “Fortune 500” client to me. Having never heard of

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Retail Industry Update: 6 Great Reads

Business journalists who want a solid overview of what’s happening in the retail world have a web

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Story Ideas: 3 Surprising E-tail Industries

In the digital age, traditional companies transitioning online is nothing new. What’s surprising is that retail industries

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