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Funding for underrepresented entrepreneurs

Despite attempts to bring more diverse leadership to the business world, women and racial minorities are still underrepresented in vendor-backed companies. In fact, three-quarters of startup founders who received venture

The trove of U.S. Census Bureau stories

The U.S. Census Bureau is one of the valuable tools a journalist can use. It can be a supplemental element to everyday business stories, as well as a reliable annual

Localizing employment policy issues

While on the campaign trail this fall, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren shared a story about getting fired for being pregnant. That was in 1971, seven years before Congress passed the

Are Americans overly confident about retirement?

That’s the question business reporters should follow, after studying a number of recent surveys that are making headlines. Those responding to Charles Schwab’s 401(k) Participant Study say they’ll need $1.7

Understanding China’s belt and road initiative

The U.S.-China Trade War has been getting coverage from major outlets for the past year. This coverage is well-founded, but it is just a part of China’s larger economic strategy

Reporting not just about, but for low-income people

Thirty six percent of Americans are financially fragile, according to NEFE. That’s about one in three Americans. For young people especially, financial fragility is a way of life. The average

Reporting on the “Fight for $15”

According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour for most workers. This federal rate hasn’t changed since 2009, though 29 states have a

Is this a new era for employee activism?

Teacher strikes across the country. Employee walkouts at Boston-based furniture retailer Wayfair over selling furniture to detention centers and LA-based Riot Games over forced arbitration. Kaiser Permanente mental health workers

Localizing mental health initiatives in the workplace

As technology extends the workday well past the typical 9-5, many American workers regularly feel stressed. Earlier this year, when Chicago-area mental-health center Yellowbrick surveyed 2,059 working adults between the

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