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Spring break, an economic powerhouse

If you’re sitting amid the “monster storm” reading this, it may seem surreal that we’re only

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You can do data-driven stories

If you think you don’t have time to do data analysis, take a look at the

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‘Curiosity is the wellspring of great journalism’

Binyamin Appelbaum of The New York Times looks into another lending industry that doesn’t play by

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Make Form 990s searchable to check out nonprofits

John Ryan of public radio station KUOW in Seattle has been looking at the pay and

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CNNMoney’s Tami Luhby: Listen to people

  Tami Luhby is a senior writer at CNNMoney.com, where she covers the economy. Before joining

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ProPublica used Google Refine to clean up data

In this Chicago Tribune photo, Dr. Merle Diamond (right) was one of the Illinois doctors getting

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Looking for great databases for business stories?

Looking for great websites for data-driven business stories? Jaimi Dowdell, training director for Investigative Reporters and

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USA Today Story: $5,000 per student in athletic fees

Steve Berkowitz, Jodi Upton, Michael McCarthy and Jack Gillum of USA Today continue their look at

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Human interest stories in local consumer spending

As business journalists we report and write often about the larger economy and the fortunes of

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Finding business angles in the Labor Day story

The national holiday which celebrates the American worker is a natural news peg for business writers,

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