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10-Q filings tell a business reporter plenty about a company's financial health. (Calculator image by Alexander Stein via Pixabay, CCO Public Domain)

10-Q essentials

The 10-Q, a publicly traded company’s quarterly report filed with the SEC, is a multi-purpose tool. You can use it to break news, to get a better understanding of the companies

Journalists head to a pair of primary online sources for information on company finances. (Image by Coyot via Pixabay)

Where to find company finances online

There are two main places to look for public companies’ financial reports and related information on the internet: the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) website and, the investor relations section of

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Recent SEC actions on warranty costs

Recent SEC Actions Last week (April 19, 2016) the Securities and Exchange Commission issued press release 2016-74. One purpose of the press release was announcing settlement of financial accounting fraud

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10 government agencies to follow on Twitter

Government agencies offer great information, reports and official data. As a business journalist, or if you cover money in your beat, follow these federal agencies on Twitter for news and insight

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Five tips for covering sports

When writing about sports and money, reporters need to get creative. Instead of giving play-by-plays, you’ll be looking for stories that take place behind the scenes. Here are our top

10-K Filings Guide: Tips and Tricks

Tips and Tricks One big use for the 10-K is context: If you want to put a number in context, you can compare it to the previous year’s net income

10-K Filings Guide: Resources

Quite a few experts and organizations have written up quick (and not so quick) guides to using a 10-K. Each has slightly different emphasis — check out a few and

8-K Filings Guide: Resources

The SEC’s Edgar database is free and relatively simple. Start with the company search page to find a particular company’s filings, by name or ticker symbol. Use the full text-search

10-Q Filings Guide: Resources

FINDING AND SEARCHING SEC FILINGS The SEC’s Edgar database is free and relatively simple. Start with the company search page to find a particular company’s filings, by name or ticker

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