With various stock indices posting records recently, and stock strategists forecasting another bull run in 2014 , some Americans may be breathing a bit more easily about their golden-age prospects. Fidelity recent reported that the average 401(k) balances of its clients rose more than 11 percent year over year in the third quarter, to $84,300. Those [...]
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The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism has selected 30 fellows – 16 journalists and 14 professors – for four days of intensive study in business journalism in January 2014 in Phoenix.
When the Post-It notes start outweighing the notebook, you know it’s time for another edition of Quicktips, the catchall blog posts that highlight miscellaneous story ideas in danger of falling to the journalistic wayside. Treats and tricks. Who can resist a furry twist on Halloween sales? This story is becoming a bit of a perennial, [...]
Dentists, practitioners of art and science that inspires dread in many a patron (much like journalists, actually) get their annual good-gal moment this month by sponsoring all sorts of antidotes to Halloween candy overload, like the $1-per-pound national buyback program (that ships the sweets to troops overseas, to the tune of 127 tons of candy last [...]
As of today we’re one month away from one of the seminal events of the 20th century: The assassination of President John F. Kennedy. You can be sure that this milestone in American history will be commemorated, dissected and discussed extensively in coming weeks — here’s Politico’s take on the coming “media tidal wave,” which [...]
The federal government shutdown may be over, for the time being, but busineses, workers and consumers still are dealing with the after effects. And one area that ties together all three is residential real estate, which likely will feel the ripple effects of the interruption for some time to come. If you’re looking for follow-up [...]
[UPDATE] It appears as if the Senate has reached a deal to avoid default. But as I write today in the Seattle Times, the agreement is much less than it appears. We could face another default hostage crisis early next year. So keep what follows in your back pocket. And beware of the been-there-done-that default [...]
Amid the market-rocking news of shutdowns and the political impasse in Washington, a little news item about the online marketplace Etsy didn’t get much play. But if you’re looking for a good small business item to pursue, this one is likely of interest to many in your audience. Etsy is the online marketplace for handmade [...]
Deans of 60 U.S. business schools rate Dow Jones, including The Wall Street Journal, as the highest quality providers of business and economic coverage in the U.S., followed closely by The Economist magazine, according to a survey conducted by the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University. “These educators who [...]