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Getting to Know the Wine Business

  #NationalWineDay may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop thinking vino. Here are some tips to cover the wine business in your region. Obtain Data on

Use Census Data to Cover Valentine’s Day in Your Community

Chances are your newsroom runs topical feature stories around each holiday. Census data can be a valuable tool to help you delve deeper and find more interesting angles for these topical stories.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ll use it as an example.

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10 Consumer Issues Reporters on Twitter

Consumer products, trends and problems make for good local business stories, especially as retail heats up around the holidays. Follow these 10 national consumer issues reporters for story ideas you can

Retail And Money: Covering The Black Friday Backlash

Recreational Equipment Inc. members got a surprising email this week. The outdoor outfitters collective, known as REI, has decided not to be open on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It wants

Story Ideas For Covering ‘Christmas Creep’

  It used to be that department stores waited until Oct. 1 before putting up their holiday decorations and stocking shelves with gift items. But, as Stuart Elliott writes on

Food And Money: Shake Shack, The New Burger Powerhouse

Wherever there’s a Shake Shack, you’ll find a line of people. Danny Meyer’s 71 upscale burger stands have drawn plenty of foodies, and now, they’re generating plenty of revenue. Shake Shack

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