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Week in Review: e-Wallet Wars, Inside Candy Land, Rate Rigging Mapped

US retailers’ e-wallet product hacked; A tour of Mars Inc.; a map of firms under scrutiny for currency rate rigging.

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Investigating ExxonMobil, Black Box

“I had no idea when I started that for them journalists are bugs on a windshield and they’re driving down the highway. They’re beyond ‘no comment.’ And I had no idea how disciplined they were,” said Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia Journalism School and author of “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.”

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A Quick Guide to Business and Economics Databases

One perk grad students sometimes miss is free access to a vast number of premium online databases. These often include the same resources that financial professionals pay thousands of dollars a month to use, and learning your way around them can add an extra level of precision and depth to your reporting.

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Writing About Corporate Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy may not be the beat you’ve always dreamed about, but if you approach it the right way, it can yield gripping stories and put you on the map. It can allow you to speak truth to power and give victims a voice

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What’s Different About the Tech Beat

Technology is everywhere, and people in the industry are really jazzed about what they do. But you still need to keep your BS detector working.

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