David Bowie securitized the royalties—present and future—on a catalogue of his songs in 1997.

    From Bowie Bonds to Mortgage Loans: A Securitization Primer


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    Eight years after the financial crisis most business journalists still don’t really know how mortgage-backed securities are made. That process, called securitization, plays a big role in not just in mortgage loans but in many other parts of the global economy. Great stories can be hidden behind trends in securitization. Here’s what you should know about how it works.

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    In Africa, Covering Business the Bloomberg Way


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    Bloomberg believes that the story of Africa’s economic development is woefully under-covered. Two years ago, Michael Bloomberg launched Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a $10 million fund to “build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information” on the continent. We spoke to Bloomberg editors to see how it’s going.

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    The Big Business of Nonprofits


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    Some tax-exempt groups look a lot like for-profit companies. We look at what separates nonprofits from other businesses and how to dig into their finances.

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    Mining Obamacare for Great Business Stories


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    The Affordable Care Act has reshaped the business landscape, creating new business hurdles and opportunities, alliances and rivalries. We offer five tips on where to look for stories as they unfold.

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    LinkedIn For Business Reporters


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    For business journalists, LinkedIn is so much more than just a professional social media network. It is also a great resource for the reporter tool kit.

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    Shell Games: Following the Money in High Priced Real Estate


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    It took New York Times investigative reporters Louise Story and Stephanie Saul a year to uncover the 200 shell companies behind some of New York’s priciest real estate at the Time Warner Center. We go behind the scenes with Story to discuss their reporting process.

    Behind the Story

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    Shell Games: Following the Money in High Priced Real Estate

    It took New York Times investigative reporters Louise Story and Stephanie Saul a year to uncover the

    On the Beat

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    In Africa, Covering Business the Bloomberg Way

    Bloomberg believes that the story of Africa’s economic development is woefully under-covered. Two

    Skills and Tradecraft

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    Investigative Technique: Engaging Your Target

    Lessons from an investigative reporting project on the World Bank.

    Tools & Resources

    David Bowie securitized the royalties—present and future—on a catalogue of his songs in 1997.
    From Bowie Bonds to Mortgage Loans: A Securitization Primer

    Eight years after the financial crisis most business journalists still don’t really know how mortg

    Week in Review

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