Business Story Ideas: The Pizza Economy

$44 billion. That’s how much Americans will spend on pizza in 2017, according to the PMQ Pizza Magazine’s 2017 Pizza

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Reporting on the Cost of New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year typically arrives with resolutions such as eating more healthfully and getting in shape. What’s not always discussed

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10 Facts on Identity Theft That Business Reporters Should Know

Besides Internet hackers, the recent Equifax data breach that compromised the private information of half of the U.S. population over

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

Bitcoin boosts business Bitcoin is providing quite the boost for businesses. No, it has nothing to do with simply accepting

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 8: Mutual Funds and Index Funds

Explosion of indexes In a previous post about indexes, I identified the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Standard and

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Tips for Understanding an IPO Filing

Initial public offerings are big for investors—and big news for business journalists. Because of SEC regulations, once a company says

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Why the Wind Industry Is Freaking Out About the Tax Bill

You’ve heard of the Republican tax bill at this point. But you may be wondering what taxes have to do

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Pulitzer Winners Featured at Jan. 4 Phoenix Workshop

Journalists in the southwest who want an inspiring start to the New Year can sign up for a day of

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Disney buys most of 21st Century Fox The Walt Disney Company reached a deal to buy most of 21st Century

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6 Grants That Can Fund Your Reporting Project

Maybe you’re freelance. Perhaps you’re at a publication where the idea of a splurge is finding $10 on the street

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Covering Your Local Startup Scene

Startups aren’t just a coastal phenomenon. While Silicon Valley is often considered the country’s startup mecca, smaller hubs are now emerging in

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Story Ideas and Experts for Holiday Budget Stories

Whether they’re strapped for cash or are trying to squeeze all the value they can out of their credit card

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Barlett & Steele Bronze Award: How We Did It

Reporters at MedPage Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spent nine months looking into the issue known as medicalization. Medicalization

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Business Stories of the Week: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017

Dollar General increases food sales With the retail industry in turmoil, discount chain Dollar General is building success. One of

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 7: Indexes

Business reporters can get up to speed on market indexes with a backgrounder on the Dow and S&PIn my first

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Business Angles for the Local Makers Movement

Artisans and small-batch food producers do much of their sales leading up to holiday gift-giving, so December is a good

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Holiday Marketing Strategies on Twitter

For a business reporter, the holiday season is all about retail and shopping. If you’re looking for a new angle

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Barlett & Steele Silver Award: How We Did It

To understand how deeply the demise of Piggly Wiggly Carolina impacted the south, the Post and Courier’s Tony Bartelme interviewed

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Business Stories of the Week: Dec. 1, 2017

Deals—not goods—drive consumers A Cyber Monday article on the Popular Science website, popscie.com, explains why consumers mindlessly react to bargain prices, instead

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Reporting on the Future of Gas Stations

Before long, your local gas station may be running on empty. While it’s roughly estimated that there are just over

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