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Human interest stories in local consumer spending

As business journalists we report and write often about the larger economy and the fortunes of

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Finding business angles in the Labor Day story

The national holiday which celebrates the American worker is a natural news peg for business writers,

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The financial crisis and what banking stories to do now

By Jodi Schneider In the fall of 2008, a credit squeeze that had been lingering for

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NPR finds debt collectors using Facebook

A new industry is benefiting from social media: debt collectors. According to Vanessa Romo’s segment for

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A seasonal potpourri of business feature ideas

If you’re ready for a break from housing, jobs and oil-spill stories, here’s a potpourri of

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Tips for the accidental financial journalist

By Pam Luecke So you’ve been assigned to the business beat. Congratulations! Many a fine financial

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Private tutoring firms fill gaps from school budgets

Even as many K-12 students are counting down the month or so left in the school

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Inquirer finds higher unemployment in affluent areas

Business writer Jane M. Von Bergen of The Philadelphia Inquirer writes about unemployment among those in the area’s

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Daylight savings time has fiscal pros and cons

Hard to believe that most of us in the United States will spring our clocks forward

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Detroit Free Press unburies story of St. Joseph statues

Zlati Meyer of the Detroit Free Press writes about how home sellers are burying St. Joseph

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