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Covering mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are big news, and understanding how to cover these stories is a valuable skill. Here are the major questions that any M&A story should answer.

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Ten hints for covering government

Best practices for reporting on the official and unofficial players in federal, state, and local government, as well as the communities that they affect

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Understanding financial statements

While many journalists focus on press releases about companies’ performance, financial statements — found in a company’s 10-Q and 10-K filings with the SEC — are the no-spin zone of business reporting.

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Reading economic data releases from the government

Writing about the economy has to involve numbers, but it doesn’t have to be deadly dull. While the numbers are the story, a good economic journalist uses real-life examples to make those numbers come alive.