Medicare Beneficiaries May Need an Advil or Two to Navigate Plan Choices This Year

October is a critical month for Medicare beneficiaries to start studying their healthcare choices. During “open enrollment” — the period

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How To Read IRS Form 990: Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series on IRS Form 990. The third part will be published Monday, October

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Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

The U.S.-China Trade War has been getting coverage from major outlets for the past year. This coverage is well-founded, but

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Kaiser Health News, ICIJ Team, The Wall Street Journal and The Oregonian Win 2019 Barlett & Steele Awards

Kaiser Health News and an investigative team of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NBC News and The Associated

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How to Localize Rising Healthcare Expenses

New findings show that Americans still face challenges with healthcare costs. A recent survey by Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation

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How To Read IRS Form 990: Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series on how to read IRS Form 990. The second part will be

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A Guide for Sovereign Wealth Funds

What is a SWF? A sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is a group of investments managed by an individual country. Much

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3 Ways Journalists Use Twitter to Beef Up Their Investigations

Twitter has earned itself a bad reputation in the past few years due to the amount of bullying that happens

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How to Localize Affordable Housing

Many Americans are spending a significant portion of their income on housing. High costs affect family savings and the general

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How to Fact-Check Your Business Story

Whether there’s been a rise in misinformation online or simply more awareness of it, one thing is for certain: news

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Rejected License Plates: a Fun Story Idea to Keep Your Readers Engaged

License Plates are typically a random configuration of numbers and letters that our eyes barely register. But every once in

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A Beginner’s Guide to Corporate Social Responsibility

What is corporate social responsibility? Businessdictionary.com defines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a sense of responsibility toward the community and

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A Guide to For-Profit Universities

What are for-profit colleges? For-profit colleges are operated by owners or investors versus the government, a religious group, or a

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Own Your Style but Don’t Get Owned by It

There’s a level of writing development and individuality that many if not most reporters try to achieve—personal style. It’s a

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Reporting Not Just About, but for Low Income People

Thirty six percent of Americans are financially fragile, according to NEFE. That’s about one in three Americans. For young people

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The Business of Natural Disasters

Natural disasters affect nearly 160 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. They include earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires,

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Don’t Push Sources Beyond What They Actually Know

You’re no better than your sources, and the more varied and deep the information they can provide, the more effective

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Pushing Dollars: A Guide to Zombie Debt

The average American has “about 38,000 in personal debt, excluding home mortgage,” a $1,000 increase from last year, according to

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Reporting on the Youth Vaping Trend

As teen smoking rates drop to historic lows, e-cigarette use, or ‘vaping’ is on the rise among the young. Between

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Reporting on The “Fight for $15”

According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour for most workers. This federal

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3 Top Retirement Regrets to Banish

The three “legs” on the traditional retirement planning model—Social Security, pensions, and personal savings—have been wobbly for awhile. The future

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