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Must Read Money Stories for Monday, Feb. 8

Unemployment Dips. The nation’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest figure in eight years last month

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Adding Basic Data to Beat Reporting

Money and number stories exist across every beat, and with that lie opportunities to mine databases

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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Feb. 5

Meltdown 2.0? The ripple effects of the financial crisis may not be over yet, Peter Eavis of

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Money Angles this Election Cycle

With the Iowa Caucuses now in the rearview mirror, and New Hampshire and other early primary

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Must Read Money Stories for Thursday, Feb. 4

Amazon stores. Rumors are swirling that Amazon could soon move to open hundreds of bricks-and-mortar bookstores

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Must Read Money Stories for Wednesday, Feb. 3

Another market and oil tumble U.S. crude oil fell below $30 a barrel, and oil stocks

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Must Read Money Stories for Tuesday, Feb. 2

Job cuts. Yahoo is expected to announce massive layoffs today. The Wall Street Journal first reported

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Must Read Money Stories for Monday, Feb. 1

Movie-Going App. Three movie studios – Walt Disney Co., Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., 21st Century Fox’s

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Use Census Data to Cover Valentine’s Day in Your Community

Chances are your newsroom runs topical feature stories around each holiday. Census data can be a valuable tool to help you delve deeper and find more interesting angles for these topical stories.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ll use it as an example.

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Must Read Money Stories for Friday, Jan. 29

Barbie makeover. In the face of slumping sales as parents gravitate towards less gender specific toys,

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