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

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Are Working Women Losing Ground During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

Country music singer Dolly Parton will have to update her 1980 hit song, “9 to 5,” to “6 to 9”

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ICIJ Team, CPI and the Los Angeles Times, and MLK50-ProPublica Win 2020 Barlett & Steele Awards

An investigative team of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), FRONTLINE, Expresso, the New York Times and 33 other

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The Stakeholders of Daylight Saving Time

On Nov. 1, households across the country will participate in two national rituals: taking down Halloween decorations, and, more urgently,

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More Ideas for Localizing Halloween Retail Stories

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the economy. That has afforded business reporters many opportunities to examine how specific

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Localizing Halloween Retail Stories

Halloween will look very different this year in light of Covid. Although some families and neighborhoods are opting out of

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Sports Contracts Need Context (Part II: Currency Exchange Rates)

Like all cultural institutions, sports are subject to the twists and turns of the global economy. The first part of

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Masks: A Booming Industry

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on many industries. However, times like these call for creativity and forward

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Be Honest and Forget the Hagiographies

There were a lot of bad things about Sumner Redstone and how he ran a business. He could be utterly

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Sports Contracts Need Context (Part I: State Income Tax)

This summer, quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed the largest contract in sports history, committing himself to the Kansas City Chiefs for

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Investing Isn’t a Video Game: Important Things to Remember About Retail Trading

The much ballyhooed trading app Robinhood, a startup with an $8.3 billion valuation, has had runaway success, leapfrogging over major

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Retirement Insecurity, Part II: Corona-Related Distributions

On March 27, corona-related relief for retirement plans and IRAs signed into law by President Trump allowed U.S. workers under

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Retirement Insecurity, Part I: Employers Suspend Retirement Plan Contributions

Current retirement security is elusive for many. Half of all seniors had average savings of $83,500, according to a 2019

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How Is COVID-19 Changing U.S. Retail?

How is COVID-19 changing U.S. retail? Changing shopper preferences and habits, and cutthroat competition. Some major retailers are closing their

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How to Help Your Vulnerable Readers Stabilize Their Financial Lives During COVID-19

As their August recess approaches, Democratic and Republican lawmakers aren’t likely to agree on the funding necessary to help the

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The Real ‘Fake Media’ that Should Worry You

Tired of hearing about “fake news” and “fake media?” Sorry to break it to you, but there’s a real problem

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Don’t Get Duped on the Business Beat

There’s a sucker born every minute. As a reporter, particularly a business journalist, you don’t want the next one to

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New Tools for Doing Data

I’ve come across some new (at least to me) tools that are great for reporters doing data work as part

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Covering local kid and teen entrepreneurs

With less demand for camp counselors, lifeguards, and other seasonal jobs typically held by teens, the summer job outlook for

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Business Journalists Need to Cover Morality and Ethics on their Beat

You don’t sustain a career in journalist without constantly learning. Even if you’re a business journalist who’s worked an industry

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Things to Keep in Mind When Covering Marginalized Communities

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this year led to demonstrations in all 50 states. Newsrooms have been

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