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Two Minute Tips

February 2015

How to Cover Money Podcast

Dealing with ‘big name’ CEOs

Episode 7 looks at a nerve-wracking subject for many young journalists: interviewing big name business leaders. The episode offers some advice on how to plot interview strategy. Here are some

Why Yoan Moncada received a big payday

Cuba and the U.S. might be moving toward normalized relations, and this development will likely only speed up a trend that has been growing over the past decade: Cuban baseball

What happens if you don’t pay your taxes?

You spent a frustrating weekend sorting through a mountain of receipts, or you’re irritated because you misplaced your W-2. And the idea struck you: what if I just don’t pay

Business of being a yo-yo man

Following your passions can be an up-and-down business. But as a professional yo-yo performer, Mark Hayward has mastered the trick. Since his start with two shows in his hometown of Madison,

The biggest problems with the 2015 Oscars

The final Oscar ratings are in … and they are bad. Really bad. The show had its lowest ratings in six years with 37.3 million total viewers, which was a 14 percent

Last-minute spring break travel deals

With spring break fast approaching, it’s not too late for college students (and wanna-be college students) to book a trip that won’t break the bank. Airline fares and resorts often

New face of entrepreneurship

Despite being dealt one of the worst economic situations in recent history, Millennials are optimistic about money. This is especially true in the U.S. where, according to a Pew Research

How to Cover Money Podcast

Finding the best sources

This week we look at finding a variety of sources for money stories. Business journalists and reporters who cover money often find themselves needing sources on short notice. In the

Axelrod’s book dissects bailouts, Obama

David Axelrod is primarily known for constructing the smart political campaign that catapulted Barack Obama, a freshman U.S. senator from Illinois, into the White House in 2008. But after the

What does Top Chef do for a career?

The Bravo television series “Top Chef” just chose its latest winner. Mei Lin, who took the Season 12 crown, is just the third woman to win the culinary competition, which

Taking sin out of Sin City

Millennials are flocking to Las Vegas. But they’re taking some of the sin out of Sin City. Even though more people are visiting the city, gambling, long Las Vegas’ reason

The $4B presidential campaign?

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is back in the news. He’s been on the campaign trail, but he’s not looking for votes. He’s looking for money. As John Cassidy reports

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