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Abdel Jimenez

A journalist with more than four years of experience covering business, immigration, Latino communities and sustainability. At the Chicago Tribune, he reported on a statewide unemployment fraud issue affecting nearly a million Illinois residents, and written about challenges business owners of color face during the coronavirus pandemic. Regardless of the work, Abdel approachs each role as a team player with the understanding that stories are best told through people’s anecdotes and some visual component to attract readers.

My Latest Articles

The big business of youth sports

The cost of parenting is pricey, especially if you have kids who play sports. Youth sports in the U.S. tops professional sports leagues like the NFL with more than a

Tracking political ads online

Political spending has skyrocketed since the Supreme Court allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money in advertisements. The extent of the Court’s decision has seeped through the

The spending power of Americans with disabilities

Americans with disabilities are often overlooked for their purchasing power. According to a 2010 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, one in five Americans have a disability. That number equates

Helping readers understand fiduciaries

Financial advisors who act in your best interest seems like a no-brainer, right? But there is an ongoing debate on how to regulate the financial service industry. In 2015, President Barack

What to cover in the beverage industry

People are drinking less soda and choosing less sugary alternatives. This new shift in American consumption has caused some headaches for big soda companies. Soda sales slipped for the twelfth

Reporting on older workers and age discrimination

The #MeToo movement uncovered the rampant sexual misconduct from high-profile men across many industries and professions. After the New York Times and the New Yorker reported the accounts of dozens

Covering workers in a robust economy

The rise of automation, coupled with the gig-economy, has left many fearing an automated apocalypse with robots displacing human. The truth is, well, we’re not quite there yet. Yes, in

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The Reynolds Center for Business Journalism is starting 2023 with a new look that we hope better illustrates our core mission to provide accurate and authoritative resources about business journalism, in order to help both reporters and news consumers understand the importance of business news and to demystify the sometimes arcane topics it covers.
Businesses, markets, and economies move in cycles – ups and downs – which is why our new logo contains a “candlestick” chart representing increases as well as downturns, and serves as a reminder that volatility is an unavoidable attribute of modern life. But it’s also possible to prepare for volatility by being well informed, and informing the general public to help level the information playing field is the primary goal of business journalism. The Reynolds Center is committed to supporting that goal, which is why the candlestick pattern in our logo merges directly into the name of our founding sponsor, Donald W. Reynolds.
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