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    DIGGING SEC DATA
    Theo Francis, a veteran financial and investigative reporter, has put together a step-by-step guide through SEC documents. We'll keep adding to it. | More

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  • Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training
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    Investigating Government Contractors: Self-guided training

    Business Beats, Financial/economy, Investigative, Self-guided training, Training Archives

    Investigating Government Contractors was originally held April 22, 2014.

    Contractors have literally become a fourth branch of government. Name a government function, and it’s a good bet that it’s being carried out by a contractor, including national security, as we’ve seen with NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Helping consumers spot phony ‘green’ claims on Earth Day and beyond
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    Helping consumers spot phony ‘green’ claims on Earth Day and beyond

    Beats, Featured, Media | Advertising, Melissa Preddy, Retail | Lifestyle, Story ideas

    Earth Day is April 22 and it’s not just for environmental writers.  From solid waste to clean energy to careers and more, there’s an ecology claim to scrutinize on pretty much every business beat. Even NASCAR, the embodiment of internal-combustion engine worship, tries an earth-friendly spin:  Its Race to Green initiative is encouraging tree planting to [...]

  • A new way to look at housing prices:  NYT’s shows what a buck will buy
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    A new way to look at housing prices: NYT’s shows what a buck will buy

    Beats, Featured, Melissa Preddy, Personal finance, Real estate | Econ development, Story ideas

    I always admire alternative storytelling, from video to maps to interactive graphics or just clever ways that writers use prose.  A a recent business story in the New York Times recently caught my eye and I think it’s just ripe for biz reporters nationwide to localize. In “The buck shops here,”the NYT columnist Ben Schott [...]

  • Forbes publishes ‘Curbing Cars’, an EBook by Micki Maynard
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    Forbes publishes ‘Curbing Cars’, an EBook by Micki Maynard

    Basics, Best Practices, Featured, Networking, Transportation | Airlines | Travel

    The most recent Forbes EBook is by Micheline Maynard, Reynolds Visiting Professor of Business Journalism at the Cronkite School at Arizona State University and a Forbes contributor. ‘Curbing Cars: America’s Independence From the Auto Industry,’ is the sixth book in Forbes’ EBook series.  Distributed by Vook for $6.99, the book looks at one of the [...]

  • So just why is 4/20 a day to celebrate pot .. and other marijuana stories ideas
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    So just why is 4/20 a day to celebrate pot .. and other marijuana stories ideas

    Agriculture, Basics, Beats, Featured, Melissa Preddy, Retail | Lifestyle, Small | Private | Non-profit, Story ideas

    Not all of the grass enjoyed this coming weekend will be that bright green stuff cushioning dyed hard-boiled eggs. In an interesting confluence of events, Easter Sunday shares April 20 with what’s come to be known as National Weed Day, when marijuana is smoked and publicly celebrated in parks and plazas nationwide; Wikipedia calls it [...]

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