Posts From Jennifer Backer

Tips for Reporting On Deaths From Medical Errors

Medical errors in hospitals and health care facilities may now be the third leading cause of

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How Technology is Changing How We Bank: What Every Reporter Should Know

As more customers shift to mobile and online banking, the banking industry is shuttering brick-and-mortar branches

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Department of Labor Rolls Out New Rules for Financial Advisers: What They Mean for Reporters

Despite a shift towards more transparency in the financial planning industry, many investors still aren’t sure what

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3 Tips For Reporting on the Minimum Wage Debate

On Monday, the governors of California and New York each signed legislation that will gradually boost

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Amid the Opioid Epidemic; Tips for Digging Into the Drug Rehabilitation Industry

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for new approaches and more funding to help people addicted

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Parsing the U.S. Primary Elections and the Candidates’ Positions on Free Trade

With Super Tuesday now over, both parties are a little closer to selecting their presidential candidates, though

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A Reporter’s Primer to Covering Commodities

Products like wheat, coffee, cocoa, cotton, milk, sugar, orange juice, live cattle and even pork bellies

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Tools for Using Tax Forms to Cover Nonprofit Organizations

Many people mistakenly equate nonprofit organizations with charity organizations. But that’s not the case. Even the

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Covering the Business of For-Profit Higher Education

Billions of tax dollars go to support public universities because of their role in preparing the

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What Every Reporter Needs to Know About Interest Rates and Why They Matter

For centuries, banks have paid customers for the privilege of holding their money and lending it

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