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  • FDIC report helps you make local sense of record bank profits
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    FDIC report helps you make local sense of record bank profits

    Beats, Featured, Investing | Banking, Melissa Preddy, Story ideas

    A recently released report from the FDIC on quarterly U.S. bank performance contains the nuggets for a variety of stories that reflect your local area’s economy. As Reuters reports, banks earned more than $40 billion in the second quarter of 2014, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s Quarterly Banking Profile.  Financial institutions are setting […]

  • Huge Atlantic City Casino Shuts Down NPR
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    As large-market casinos fold ‘em, how are local casinos holding up?

    Beats, Featured, Manufacturing | Large companies, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    When the first slot machines hit Michigan a couple of decades ago in a small tribal casino, the notion of spinning the wheels was enough of an unheard-of novelty that my mother and I drove two and a half  hours to the central part of the state, for the pleasure of pumping our dimes and quarters into […]

  • Welcome to our first Reynolds Online Graduate Certificate students
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    Welcome to our first Reynolds Online Graduate Certificate students

    About, Academic Programs, ASU Biz Journalism, Featured, Online Graduate Certificate

    It’s official: class is now in session for the Reynolds Online Graduate Certificate in Business Journalism. The inaugural group of students has kicked things off with Professor Andrew Leckey’s class, Issues in Coverage of Business and the Economy. Professor Leckey’s class is the first of five that will be rolled out by Reynolds over the […]

  • Stock market records mean little to households with no access to market
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    Stock market records mean little to households with no access to market

    Beats, Featured, Investing | Banking, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Story ideas

    Wall Street chalked up another milestone on Tuesday when the Standard and Poor’s 500 index closed above 2,000 points for the first time ever, buoyed by gains in durable goods orders and higher consumer confidence, as Reuters reports. Those big round numbers are causing the usual buzz in the financial press — the Wall Street […]

  • Tim Horton's coffee cups and Burger King bag
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    Burger King bid for coffee shops puts fast food evolution in the spotlight

    Basics, Beats, Featured, Manufacturing | Large companies, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Retail | Lifestyle, Small | Private | Non-profit, Story ideas

    Wall Street gobbled up shares of fast-food monarch Burger King on Monday, following word that the 60-year-old chain might be headquartering north following the acquisition of the Tim Horton’s coffee and doughnut shops. Both chains enjoyed double-digit stock price hikes, with investors licking their chops over the favorable tax situation Burger King would enjoy as […]