Login | Help

Manufacturing | Large companies

 

banner ad
Ways to cover whether manufacturing jobs regain lost ground in 2014
1

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
1

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
0

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 [...]

More ideas for localizing the spreading consumer data breach story
2

More ideas for localizing the spreading consumer data breach story

The story merchants wish would go away actually just got bigger, with Target admitting that far more customers than earlier reported had been victims of its data breach, and as CNBC reports, it’s still a mystery as to exactly what database was hacked, since information not encoded onto debit and credit cards, like e-mail addresses, [...]

The sexiest business beat you probably don’t have: Government
0

The sexiest business beat you probably don’t have: Government

The intersection of government and business is one of the most important and target-rich coverage areas available. Yet most news organizations don’t have it. I first started the beat as business editor of the Cincinnati Enquirer back in the 1990s, handled by the talented Leah Beth Ward. She didn’t disappoint, producing some amazing journalism that [...]

Brainstorm story projects for 2014: A checklist
1

Brainstorm story projects for 2014: A checklist

This post follows Melissa’s post yesterday on Brainstorm 2014 story projects before opportunities slip away.  Today she offers a brainstorming checklist. One great thing about being a business journalist: Never any shortage of news. Other beats might hit seasonal doldrums or dry spells, but the world’s financial and economic engines always are serving up something [...]

Detroit’s pension woes will directly impact other municipal benefit plans
0

Detroit’s pension woes will directly impact other municipal benefit plans

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 [...]

Gauging local business reaction to possible opportunities in Iran
0

Gauging local business reaction to possible opportunities in Iran

News that the United States, working with several other nations, is easing some trade sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbs to that country’s nuclear program, offers opportunity for local business journalists as well as those who cover geopolitics. Marketwatch reports that western companies are licking their chops over the opportunity to resume at least [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Gauging local support for foreign treaty
0

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Gauging local support for foreign treaty

Like me, you may have seen references here and there to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, without really knowing what it is.   The TPP, announced by the White House in 2009, is a trade agreement being negotiated by nine countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States [...]

Switch to our mobile site