Donald W. Reynolds National Center For Business Journalism

Two Minute Tips

October 2019

Covering the impact of tariffs on local businesses

As part of the United State’s ongoing trade war with China, the Trump administration instituted a 15 percent tariff on certain categories of Chinese imports, which went into effect in

Navigating the IT Channel

Generally speaking, there are two avenues for selling products: Business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B). Most large information technology (IT) companies get significant portions of the revenue

How Natural Disasters Affect Property Taxes

Natural disasters can cause millions of dollars in damage. The tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri in 2011 caused about $2.8 billion in property damage. Those who do not have property

Pop-up Halloween store story ideas

As we approach Halloween, you’ve probably noticed a few vacant buildings in your neighborhood that are suddenly no longer vacant. Pop-up Halloween stores sweep into town, set up shop and

Are Americans overly confident about retirement?

That’s the question business reporters should follow, after studying a number of recent surveys that are making headlines. Those responding to Charles Schwab’s 401(k) Participant Study say they’ll need $1.7

Covering collector’s items

The concept of value is essential in business reporting, but very hard to comprehend. At a base level, why is one thing more valuable than another? Every person, government and

How to read IRS form 990: Part 3

This is the third of a three-part series on IRS Form 990. IRS Form 990 is a goldmine of financial information about non-profit organizations, giving you a starting point for

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