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Beyond crash headlines: Why does trucker pay still reward maximum miles?
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Beyond crash headlines: Why does trucker pay still reward maximum miles?

It’s always surprising how little the trucking industry is covered by the financial press, considering just about all of the material goods used by consumers and businesses has been on a truck at one time or another; the supply chain is an integral part of any business. Usually we only hear about trucking following tragic […]

Spin a story about an overlooked industry from National Bike Month
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Spin a story about an overlooked industry from National Bike Month

May is rife with those industry holidays and observances, and one that might make an intriguing launchpad for stories that don’t often make the biz writers’ radar screen is National Bike Month. In 2012 (most recent figures available), sales of new people-powered two-wheelers were more than $3.66 billion in the U.S., according to Bicycle Retailer […]

As World Cup excitement mounts, find local ties to Brazil’s economy
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As World Cup excitement mounts, find local ties to Brazil’s economy

Only a few weeks remain until the kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and the much-watched football (or soccer, to those of us in the United States) tournament will bring all eyes to South America’s largest economy. FIFA, by the way, stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association and the league, […]

Will 2014 new car sales build on last year’s momentum?
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Will 2014 new car sales build on last year’s momentum?

Last year’s new car sales in the United States proved a turning point of sorts, soaring 50 percent higher than the dismal post-recession slump of 2009, as CNN Money reported in January.  While the annual sales pace was still 2 million vehicles off the heyday of 10 years ago, consumers (who had been hanging on […]

Proxy season stories: Time to address pay inequality, perks
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Proxy season stories: Time to address pay inequality, perks

We’re at the brink of proxy season now; one of the most interesting times of year to be a business journalist. Proxy statements – or formally, a company’s DEF 14A – are one of the more revealing documents that the Securities and Exchange Commission requires of publicly traded corporations.  They’re issued once a year in […]

Lap dogs in New York to hot laps in Daytona, February is full of news
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Lap dogs in New York to hot laps in Daytona, February is full of news

The old Bulgarian term for February was “month of dreadful ice” and while that may be true meteorologically, especially this year, it’s a hot-hot-hot little 28 days for news pegs. In addition to the just-past Super  Groundhog Day, and Valaentine’s Day (also known this year as Val-Pres weekend due to its confluence with the President’s […]

Ways to cover whether manufacturing jobs regain lost ground in 2014
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Ways to cover whether manufacturing jobs regain lost ground in 2014

In an era when jobs news is increasingly dominated by the drumbeat about the growth and prevalence of low-wage service-industry employment in the United States, my mental news filter lately keeps sifting up the M word — manufacturing. The notion of amping up the dwindling manufacturing jobs sector seems to be in the air lately, and […]

Tapping into the local buzz on the recent ‘net neutrality’ ruling
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Tapping into the local buzz on the recent ‘net neutrality’ ruling

We all know those topics or fields, like “supply chain logistics” and “corporate governance” that due to their unfortunate nomenclature, start the eyes glazing over before the final syllable is typed.  Which is a shame, because they and many other boring-sounding matters actually can be the source of some compelling stories. Same with “net neutrality,” […]

Quicktips: Cute CEOs, not-so-cute kids, tragic movie texting
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Quicktips: Cute CEOs, not-so-cute kids, tragic movie texting

Snippets of news translated into audio memos on my smartphone or notes scrawled on the margins of my planner represent a number of timely story nuggets that many not merit their own long post but are too good for the recycle bin.  Here are a handful of eye-catching headlines and related resources you might consider […]

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