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Reynolds rewind: 4th of July

July 3, 2017

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When you're finished with the hot dogs, fireworks and apple pie, why not bring some red, white and blue to your business coverage? (Photo via Pixabay.com

Tomorrow is Independence Day, the annual celebration of this country’s founding and everything American. In the weeks that follow, you can easily bring that focus on the stars and stripes to your business coverage.

Here’s a look at some of our past posts on issues affecting the U.S.A.

Domestic Manufacturing: The Story Theme That Keeps on Giving

Manufacturing was a hot topic in the 2016 election, with then-candidate Donald Trump promising to bring back jobs in the industry from overseas. These story angles will help you develop your manufacturing coverage well into the year.

Economic Hotspot: Midwest Business Stories

The 2016 election also brought to light the scant coverage the Midwest receives in much of the national media. There’s a lot more to this “flyover” region than many might expect, especially when it comes to business. You can use this post as a primer to the region when looking for connections to your coverage area.

Jobs, jobs, jobs—it’s often the top issue in politics. If the people aren’t working, they usually aren’t very happy. In the first of a two-part series, our finance writer Scott Gurvey looked at how to read the monthly job numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’ve ever considered writing about them in your coverage, here’s a good place to get started.

How to Localize NAFTA

President Trump continues to argue for his “America first” approach to the country’s foreign policy, immigration and economics, especially when it comes to trade deals. That’s brought a lot of attention to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump promised to renegotiate. This post will help you find local angles on NAFTA, with insight from WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez.



  • Rian Bosse

    Rian Bosse is a PhD student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. He earned his undergraduate degree in English from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2012 and worked for a small daily newspaper, the Daily Journal, in his hometown o...

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