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Try these auto sales story ideas

The monthly new-vehicle sales reports are due out from automakers on Sept. 4, and expected to

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Fresh food angles: Auctions that sell expired food

What happens to food if your local markets don’t sell it? Serri Graslie, a freelance radio

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Google Fusion Tables: A guide for business reporters

As business journalists, we handle scores of data and do our best to use those figures

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How to attract members to your online community

Author Maria Perez is director of news operations at ProfNet, a free service that helps journalists

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New show idea: Food truck financials

I wouldn’t make a habit of basing financial stories on pop culture, but sometimes a peg

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Back-to-school day spa packages, retail tie-ins

OK, you know that back-to-school promotions have reached absurdity levels when even casinos get in on

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For new stories, dig inside the blue-collar job market

One of the persistent themes of the ongoing U.S. jobs market stagnation is the mismatch between

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Under the hood: Finding stories on auto mechanics, repair shops

The last few years’ economy has been a mixed bag for auto repair shops and parts

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Organizing documents? Tag, categorize into an Excel file

Kate Willson, Vlad Lavrov, Martina Keller, Thomas Maier and Gerard Ryle were part of a collaborative

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Story ideas to follow in residential construction

Much of the focus on home sales lately concerns existing properties, but with signs that residential

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