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Covering business in the era of mass shootings

El Paso. Dayton, Ohio, Virginia Beach. Midland, Texas. Several mass shootings have made headlines this year. Regardless of where you stand on gun control policy, it’s clear that this issue

Localizing small business this holiday season

CNBC reports that major brands including Target, UPS, and Kohl’s plan to hire almost a quarter million (230,000) seasonal workers this year in preparation for the holiday shopping season. While retail

Trust is a the heart of the DOL's new fiduciary rule. Here are three big stories to develop for your readers. ("Handshake with smile" by Vilmos Vincze via Flicker, CC BY 2.0)

The freelance writers’ guide to networking

While journalism requires a certain willingness to talk to strangers and interview sources, many writers are introverts who’d rather not spend their downtime schmoozing. But, especially for freelancers who don’t

Is this a new era for employee activism?

Teacher strikes across the country. Employee walkouts at Boston-based furniture retailer Wayfair over selling furniture to detention centers and LA-based Riot Games over forced arbitration. Kaiser Permanente mental health workers

Localizing mental health initiatives in the workplace

As technology extends the workday well past the typical 9-5, many American workers regularly feel stressed. Earlier this year, when Chicago-area mental-health center Yellowbrick surveyed 2,059 working adults between the

Find fresh business angles in restaurants

With many readers out enjoying the warm summer weather, the restaurant industry offers ample opportunities for local business stories. Here are some angles to consider. Employee Training Some restaurants are

Covering the growth of the vegan economy

While the term vegan used to connote bland and tasteless in some circles, that’s no longer the case. In fact, vegan products are now big business, as more consumers embrace

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