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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.

Reporting on the future of malls

Traditional shopping malls haven’t been doing so hot for the past decade or so, and the pandemic has only accelerated their decline. So what’s going to happen to all that

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

The future of college towns after the pandemic

As business journalists continue to cover the present and future impact that COVID-19 is having on colleges and universities, they should not hesitate to take a deeper look at how

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

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