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Ways to approach SNAP locally

Income inequality and food insecurity have been a long-standing issue not only for the campaign trail, but for many Americans. In 2018, 11.1% of households were determined as “food insecure,”

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

With the possibility of new rules on retirement funds, business reporters should tackle the topic. ("Look left, look right" image by Franck Michel via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

New rules on retirement savings

“Auto-IRA” plans are now in legal limbo for millions of U.S. workers. President Trump recently repealed a 2016 resolution from the U.S. Department of Labor that encouraged states to automatically enroll

FOIA user’s guide: Six key sources

When a city bids to host the Olympics, it’s big sports news. It’s also a massive business story. Billions are invested, which means companies will vie for it and taxpayers often

Farming plays a major role in many U.S. regions. These recent reports highlight some of the big topics reporters should keep in mind. (Image by "tpsdave" via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

Agriculture update: Six great reads

Farming is a vital part of the American landscape. According to the USDA, agriculture, food, and related industries contributed $992 billion to U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015, a 5.5-percent share.

The 2018 proposed budget, released Tuesday, is ripe with story ideas for business reporters. (Budgetary photo courtesy of http://costculator.com/)

2018 federal budget story angles

The Office of Management and Budget released President Donald Trump’s full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 Tuesday morning. It fleshed out ideas and priorities mentioned in the so-called “skinny

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. To

Proposed tariffs on Mexican wares will have an impact on American purchasers—not just of pinatas, but big-ticket items such as computers and applicances. ("East Los Angeles" image by Ralph Hockens via Flickr, CC By 2.0)

How to localize NAFTA

Donald Trump released a draft of key proposals for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement to members of Congress last week. It appears to strike a balance between trade hawks and

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