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How to report on the big business of Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is big business. The first known celebration was held in 1702 in the newly established Mobile, a port city settled by two French explorers, Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville

Understanding the alphabet soup of inflation indexes

If there’s one business news story that affects everyone, it’s inflation. And the inflation figures announced January 12th by the U.S. Labor Department were stunning. The most commonly used gauge

The recovery of the hotel industry

Since March 2020, the hotel industry has suffered immensely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of thousands of hotel employees were let go or furloughed. Millions of dollars were lost.

Fighting Right to Work CC by Joe Brusky

Sources for reporting on unions

The following is an excerpt from a Beat Basics Update by Adam DeRose. You can read the entire update to the ebook here. For experts, economic research and policy reports to inform your reporting,

Covering the gig economy after Pfrop 22

The past few years have seen the incredible growth of companies like Uber and Lyft. The foundation of these companies are gig workers. The gig economy is essentially made up

Corporate frauds are great topics if you’re careful

I’ve recently binged on watching videos about frauds and con men. There was a 2016 documentary called Sour Grapes, about Rudy Kurniawan, a wine connoisseur with supposedly an impeccable palate

Be honest and forget the hagiographies

There were a lot of bad things about Sumner Redstone and how he ran a business. He could be utterly ruthless. And yet, in the obituaries, what you could see

With a bit of extra effort business journalists can get a much better story out of the jobs report. (Credit: Pixabay user skeeze)

Covering jobs and organized labor

By Adam DeRose Following multi-sector labor strikes, national protests for better wages and working conditions, the rise of both President Donald Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders and their focus on

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