Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

June 2015

Same-sex marriage and benefits

Last week’s historic Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage in all 50 states should have a significant impact on the wedding economy. The $51-billion industry could see a $2.6 billion

Greece’s debt crisis: What we know now

The European Union is on the brink of a crisis in Greece, after talks between EU officials, the International Monetary Fund and Greece fell through last weekend. Things have gotten

A snack is a meal

When I was growing up in Michigan, we regularly ate at the Bill Knapp’s chain. It featured home-style dishes like fried chicken, scalloped potatoes and chocolate cake, and its signs

The impact of music festivals

The summer music festival season is in full swing. This weekend, an American pop icon, Lionel Richie, stole the show at England’s Glastonbury Music Festival from hip hop sensation Kanye

Same-sex marriage is legal

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. The court also said that same-sex marriages in the 36 states where they

The luxury student housing trend

Millennials do a lot of things differently, including how they live while getting an education. Luxury apartments are a growing trend in college towns across the United States. The buildings,

Swift will let Apple stream 1989

We’ve been following the saga of Taylor Swift’s battle with Apple’s new music streaming service, and now, it seems like there is a victory on both sides. Earlier this week,

A growing demand for organics

Over the past six years, the top 25 American food companies have lost $18 billion in market share, according to Fortune Magazine. Susan Schwallie, a market research expert with the

The Confederate flag and business

In the days following the racially charged killing of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina, a debate over the appropriateness of flying the Confederate flag reemerged across the country. Some see the flag

Business beats tips book

Five tips for covering retail and lifestyle

Retail stories are important because they offer a valuable look into consumerism and the state of the economy. When covering this beat, it’s important not to get stuck doing just trends

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