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Two Minute Tips

September 2015

Boehner and McConnel

5 angles for a government shutdown

House Speaker John Boehner’s shock resignation last week may lessen the chance of a government shutdown, some observers suggest. On Monday, the U.S. Senate passed a temporary budget measure, sending

Data to help cover economic angles in higher ed

Do you cover higher education? Here are some ways to cover business angles in education. College Scorecard College Scorecard is a brand-new website created by the Obama administration that contains

Story ideas for covering ‘Christmas creep’

It used to be that department stores waited until Oct. 1 before putting up their holiday decorations and stocking shelves with gift items. But, as Stuart Elliott writes on Media

College of Dupage students

Data-driven student debt coverage

Student loans have increased by 84 percent since 2008, according to an Experian analysis. Students, former students and graduates now owe $1.2 trillion in student loan debt compared with $346

2015 fall movie preview, part 3

In our previous stories, we told you about big pictures, family-friendly movies, and Oscar contenders that are coming out this fall. In our final segment, we look at some of

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What journalists need to know about paid sick leave

President Obama made headlines this month when he issued an executive order requiring all companies that do business with the federal government to provide paid sick leave for their employees.

Five tips for covering women-owned businesses

Women own nearly 10 million businesses in the United States, and that number continues to grow. According to the National Women’s Business Council, women-owned businesses provide over 23 million jobs

2015 fall movie preview, part 2

In the first part of our fall movie preview, we told you about the sequels and spectacles that are heading to theaters this fall. Now we’re back with the kid-friendly movies

Covering new transit projects

This week, New York City opened its first new subway station in more than 20 years. The Hudson Yards station is the city’s newest tourist attraction, attracting crowds on Sunday.

Story ideas for covering small businesses

The 28 million small businesses in America employ more than half of the entire workforce, contribute most to the production of new jobs and are responsible for almost half of

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