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Covering Your Local Startup Scene

Startups aren’t just a coastal phenomenon. While Silicon Valley is often considered the country’s startup mecca, smaller

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3 Business Stories for Veterans Day

Since 1918, when America celebrated the armistice ending WWI, November 11 has been an important day

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Reporting Cannabis: 5 New Story Ideas

In California’s Monterey County, where until recently I lived and reported, the cannabis industry has been

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Business Stories  About Shaving—or Not—for November

November is fast approaching. Every year at the start of the month, men across the United

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Story Jump Start: Economic Impact of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, an issue that touches millions of Americans. While domestic abuse

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10 Halloween Business Trends to Jumpstart a Story

Costume shops and vintage clothing retailers obviously get a surge in foot traffic as Halloween approaches.

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Unbanked Facts to Jumpstart a Business Story

Most personal finance coverage assumes that consumers have access to credit cards and checking and savings accounts,

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Story Jump-Start: Health Savings Accounts

As health care cos increase, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) will be getting a lot more attention.

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Video: Stats and Facts on LGBT-Owned Businesses

LGBT-owned businesses can be a valuable topic for business reporters. While employee diversity has made headlines

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Story Jump-start: 3 New E-Commerce Angles

The Census Bureau estimates that e-commerce sales topped $100 million in both the third and fourth

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