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Who’s afraid of Friday the 13th? Businesses can be

Friggatriskaidekaphobia. It sounds like a muttered epithet but it’s the technical terms for fear of Friday

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Prom, graduation spending indicators of economic health

Two big elements of the spring consumer spending season – proms and graduations – are worth

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ProPublica reporter: ‘circle around the story’

Nick Kusnetz of ProPublica.org didn’t let a lack of information from Chesapeake Energy and state regulators

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Covering economics: Resources

By Grant Hannis GOVERNMENT DATA For information on upcoming statistical releases (you can arrange to receive

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How to cover economics: An introduction

By Grant Hannis This primer is for the novice economics journalist working at a local media

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Covering economics: Glossary

By Grant Hannis Balance of payments: A financial statement of a country’s economic transactions with the

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Covering economics: Common mistakes

By Grant Hannis Economics reporters can trip themselves up if they make elementary errors, undermining their

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Covering transportation: Key resources

U.S. airlines were deregulated in 1978. Railroads were deregulated in 1980. Well, not really. While operating

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How to cover transportation: An introduction

Your job as an airline/rail/transportation writer is to make sense of the business of moving people

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Covering technology: Core concepts and terms

By G. Pascal Zachary Technologies are protean, so the technology journalist is always re-defining what he

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