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Security firms thrive as safety standards tighten for public events
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Security firms thrive as safety standards tighten for public events

According to news reports, some 4,000 security personnel were on hand for Monday’s Boston Marathon, the first since the 2013 bombing at the event killed three people.  From cameras to cops to bomb-sniffing dogs, and through bans on backpacks, face masks and more, officials are determined that this year’s event won’t be marred by tragedy, [...]

High-tech carts, speedier play: Golf industry courts new players
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High-tech carts, speedier play: Golf industry courts new players

Golf’s premiere tournament, the Masters, will be swinging into action in a few days, and it’s a great peg for a look at the fiscal health of your region’s golf industry – from resorts and courses to equipment sales and lesson. As fewer time-pressed Americans opt for a slow stroll around the links, and demographics [...]

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 [...]

NBA to Macy’s to Twitter: The Year of the Horse is embraced
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NBA to Macy’s to Twitter: The Year of the Horse is embraced

With icy temperatures still gripping a large swath of the United States, we all could use a little springtime.  And if you’re looking for an interesting business feature and perhaps a way to showcase companies, cultures and entrepreneurs who don’t normally make your radar screen, how about a marketing or consumer story tied to Lunar [...]

Local fans, athletes help drive 2014 Winter Olympics games coverage
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Local fans, athletes help drive 2014 Winter Olympics games coverage

Today will begin the one-month countdown to the 2014 winter Olympics, which will take place Feb. 7-23 in Sochi, Russia. Unless your region is sending a marquee athlete to the games, or is home to an Olympics training facility, or one of the top Olympics corporate sponsors, you’ll need to dig a bit to find [...]

Football season means game on for business of sports stories
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Football season means game on for business of sports stories

Ready or not, the 2013-2014 football season is upon us, and that means plenty of topics for financial writers hoping to tackle business of sports stories. College football kicks off on Aug. 29, according to this ESPN schedule, and the National Football League pre-season is already underway, with the official 2013 fall season scheduled to start on Sept. [...]

As sports scandals swirl, take a look at the supplement market
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As sports scandals swirl, take a look at the supplement market

When it comes to athletics, walking a Chihuahua is about my speed, so stories of sports and scandal generally hover at the edge of the radar.  But the current headlines about performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and related disciplinary suspensions in Major League Baseball are so pervasive that they’ll be spilling over into non-sports sections for some [...]

Tips for finding business-of-sports stories off the beaten path
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Tips for finding business-of-sports stories off the beaten path

With the national basketball and hockey titles recently decided, and football season still a summer away, team sports aside from baseball are sort of on the back burner for a while.  And with the Wimbledon tennis championship under way in London, and golf action heating up at the 2013 PGA Professional National Championship in Oregon, [...]

Learning from the sports section
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Learning from the sports section

As a financial journalist, I always resented the sports section. After all, we cover the most important stories for individuals and communities, about their jobs, livelihoods and economies. But who gets the biggest budgets and largest number of pages? Sports. On reflection, however, there’s much we can learn from sports. Consider: • It’s about competition, [...]

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