Business Basics

Newsroom Math Crib Sheet

Arizona State University professor Steve Doig, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his data-based reporting at the

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2-Minute Tip: 1st Steps to Covering the Local Economy

To cover a local or regional economy, you need to know what makes it tick. Find

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2-Minute Tip: Property, Plant & Equipment

Property, plant and equipment is a large asset for many companies. Here’s help in analyzing PP&E

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2-Minute Tip: Beginner’s Guide to 10-Q

Like all corporate filings, the 10-Q tends to present company information in the best light possible.

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Boost Your Business Analysis: Build Your Own Metrics

Any good business journalist regularly heads to a company’s financials to see what is going on.

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 2: IPOs

The day a company first sells stock shares to the public marks a right of passage.

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Business Basics: Why EBIT and EBITDA Matter to Reporters

This is one of a series of articles, Covering Financials, focused on financial accounting disclosures and how

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Financial Market Reporting, Part 1: Sunday Night

I have a routine that I have followed most Sunday nights for so long you could

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Business Basics: How Gross Profit Measures a Company’s Health

  This is one of a series of articles, Covering Financials, focused on financial accounting disclosures and

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Business Basics: Why Consolidation Accounting Matters to Reporters

This is one of a series of articles, Covering Financials, focused on financial accounting disclosures and how

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