Story Jump-Start: Health Savings Accounts

With the uncertainly about the future of the Affordable Care Act, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) will be getting a lot more

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Back-to-School Shopping: 3 Business Story Angles

Students are heading back to school within the next month, and local business story angles abound. Here’s are several options to consider.

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Free Webinar: Eric Newton’s Tech Tools for Reporters

Mark your calendar for 3:00 PM EDT on August 21, when groundbreaking digital journalist Eric Newton reveals the tech tools that every business

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Financials in a Flash: An Introduction to Balance Sheets

  In the second lesson of this series, we take a quick look at balance sheets and what reporters need

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Business Stories of the Week: Aug. 4

U.S. bridges are (still) breaking down America’s roads and bridges are similar to those in developing countries, President Obama’s former transportation secretary,

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Story Ideas: 5 Local Angles on Renewable Energy

Growth in the renewable energy field has been crazy. In fact, 40-years-ahead-of-U.S.-Energy-Information-Administration’s-predictions crazy. You could just say that the EIA needs

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Survive and Thrive in a Shrinking Newsroom, Part 3

After 23 years of reporting from such far-flung spots as Rochester,  San Francisco and Hong Kong, Amy Wu now covers politics

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Localizing the New NAFTA Goals

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a 17-page document in July outlining the Trump administration’s goals for renegotiations of

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Financials in a Flash: An Introduction to Financial Statments

  In the first lesson of this series, we take a quick look at what financial statements are and how reporters

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Business Stories of the Week: July 28

Michael Kors goes shoe-shopping In an effort to combat diminishing brand cachet, clothing brand Michael Kors said it will buy

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The Desperate Reporter: How to Use Sourcing Services

  Finding sources can be a pain for any reporter. For business journalists, it’s a particular challenge. You need to locate companies that

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Urbanism: Business Journalist’s Briefing

Until recently, the growth of American cities was largely a suburban story. It developed in response to urban afflictions at the turn

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Last Chance to Enter 2017 Barlett & Steele Awards

This Monday, July 31, is the deadline for the 2017 Barlett & Steele Awards for Investigative Business Journalism, the nation’s top

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2-Minute Tip: How to Use Numbers in a Story

Numbers add information that is vital in helping readers understand the story you’re telling. If you’re new to business journalism,

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Business Stories of the Week: July 21

Conflicts of interest plague White House The Economist’s July 20th edition took a look at President Trump’s business conflicts of interest

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Interest Rates and Your Readers: 3 Story Ideas

A quarter-percentage-point here, a quarter-percentage-point there. The Federal Reserve has been raising short-term interest rates so slowly that many consumers

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Survive and Thrive in the Shrinking Newsroom, Part 2

After 23 years of reporting from such far-flung spots as Rochester,  San Francisco and Hong Kong, Amy Wu now covers politics

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Ask an Expert: What’s Ahead for Amazon and Whole Foods

Amazon.com Inc. gave the business journalism world a dozen headlines in June when it entered into an agreement to acquire

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