3 Stories for Making Financial Resolutions That Stick

Call it “bliss” economics. That’s one way to describe the attitude of most consumers surveyed by Fidelity Investments’ New Year

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Join Us for Strictly Financials in Washington, D.C.

On March 23, journalists will gather at the Arizona State University’s Washington Center in Washington, D.C., for a day of

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Harley-Davidson goes electric Motorcyclists who want the Harley-Davidson brand without the classic engine rumble will soon be able to buy

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3 Stories to Report Now on the New Tax Cuts

Many taxpayers saw an immediate increase in their paychecks after H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Bill, became law

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How Businesses Are Using Augmented Reality

Augmented reality uses technology to superimpose a computer-generated image on the user’s view of the real world. Virtual reality immerses

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Why Reporters Should Look at Alternative Business Models

Much of business reporting can become habitual. You become familiar with a typical corporate structure, look for the entity’s financials,

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Business Stories About ADA Compliance

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, ushering in  sweeping changes in areas from employment

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Bank of America adds account fees Some Bank of America customers will see a mandatory $12 monthly fee to keep

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Investigating Company Claims After the Tax Cut

Immediately after the tax cut passed in December, companies like Walmart, AT&T, Boeing, Comcast, and Wells Fargo began announcing how

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Unimpeachable Sources

I’m a big fan of the bells and whistles of modern storytelling, such as 360 journalism and data visualization. I’m

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Finding Stories in Financial Filing Footnotes

As a business journalist, you know that the public financial filings of corporations are vital to your reporting. And you’re aware of the

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3 Big Corporate Tax Loopholes to Check on Your Beat

Proposed tax legislation has promised a cut in top corporate tax rates from 35 percent to 20 percent. Part of

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Amazon narrows search Amazon announced the shortlist of 20 cities in the running for its second headquarters, pared down from

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BIZ QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About E-Commerce?

Online shopping, the great disruptor of the retail world, is an endless source of business stories. The rise of e-tail has

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Reporting on Highway Infrastructure: Facts to Get You Started

In much of the U.S., cold weather means trouble on the highway. The 2017 Infrastructure Report Card issued by the

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Planning Your New Years’ Fitness Coverage

January is when many people resolve to lose weight or get active, so this is a good time to explore

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Big Personal Finance Stories for 2018

Many personal finance experts recommend that consumers think about financial steps for the new year in the fourth quarter of

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Walmart to raise minimum wage In addition to expanding parental leave benefits and offering bonuses to employees, Walmart increased its

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4 Steps for Improving Your Blog Posts

Contributing to a blog has become an expected part of a business reporter’s repertoire. You may be producing fill-in posts

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“Ho, Ho—Help!” Stories on Paying Off Holiday Debt

According to a November 2017 survey from the National Retail Federation, U.S. shoppers planned to spend an average of nearly

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How to Check a Source’s Statistics

You’ve probably noticed that PR departments and agencies often try to make their pitches seem like authentic news. To that

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