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Technology

Covering tech: Four main elements

The following is an excerpt from a Beat Basics Update by G. Pascal Zachary and updated by Yael Grauer on covering banking. You can read the entire update to the ebook here. The technology

Economy
Front of Fat Tuesday restaurant

How to report on the big business of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is big business. The first known celebration was held in 1702 in the newly established Mobile, a port city settled by two French explorers, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville

Understanding the alphabet soup of inflation indexes

If there’s one business news story that affects everyone, it’s inflation. And the inflation figures announced January 12th by the U.S. Labor Department were stunning. The most commonly used gauge

Local & Small Business

Localizing a St. Patrick’s Day in transition

The National Retail Federation (NRF) conducts an annual survey in advance of St. Patrick’s Day asking Americans how they plan to celebrate the holiday, and compiles the data into a

Veterans Day angle: Entrepreneurship

As Veterans Day approaches, consider profiling local veterans or military spouses who’ve launched businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration reports that there is about one veteran-owned firm for every ten veterans and that

Energy & Sustainability

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, droughts, floods, and more. As well as damaging people’s lives

Covering the ‘zero waste’ eco-movement

If you’ve never heard the term “zero waste” go on Instagram and you’ll find more than three million posts that espouse a lifestyle of sending as little to the landfill

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