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When Talking Trade, Here’s Where to Go for Info

With trade tariffs a regular public policy discussion topic these days, understanding the basics behind how much the U.S. and other countries sell to one another is critical in business

3 Stories to Report on Inflation

After a few rate hikes in 2017, the news that the Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates in March hardly set off a ripple when the rate of inflation

Story Jump Start: Economic Impact of Domestic Violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, an issue that touches millions of Americans. While domestic abuse is often considered an emotional and safety issue, it’s also an economic one. For

Understand the new NAFTA goals, then localize them for your readers. ("Ships on the Galveston Harbour" by "Marcus" via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

Localizing the New NAFTA Goals

The office of the U.S. Trade Representative released a 17-page document in July outlining the Trump administration’s goals for renegotiations of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement. During election season, candidate

Urbanism: Business Journalist’s Briefing

Until recently, the growth of American cities was largely a suburban story. It developed in response to urban afflictions at the turn of the last century and was compounded by government policy and

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Memorial Day Countdown: 3 Summer Job Angles

With Memorial Day around the corner, now’s a good time to plan your coverage of summer hiring stories. Here are three job angles to consider. Teens and summer jobs Who are

We asked five Reynolds Center friends to weigh in on President Trump's biggest economic impact so far. (Photo taken from Flickr).

Ask the Experts: Trump’s Biggest Economic Impact

  President Trump has been in office less than 100 days, but he’s been making headlines for weeks with his talk about tax reform, trade bills, economic stimulus and infrastructure spending.

There's more than one unemployment figure each month. Here's how to dig into the report. (Image by "pixel2013" via pixabay CCO Public Domain)

Jobs Number, Part 2: Digging In

Proper reporting of the monthly employment report takes work. Read the BLS analysis. Along with notes and footnotes, it will explain factors which may have influenced the report. Report on

The monthly jobs number is transparent, and a little tricky. (Image by "skeeze" via pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Jobs Number, Part 1: Transparency and Trends

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Employment Situation Report for February on March 10, showing a healthy 235,000 gain in payroll employment. Asked what President Trump thought about the numbers,

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Story Angles: Reporting on the Economics of Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has prohibited discrimination based on disability since 1990. However, many people with disabilities still struggle with unemployment or under-employment. The new administration removed references

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