By Tiffany Hsu May 18, 2016
Dozens of new apps and tools make it easier than ever for journalists to sort and uncover information, data and sources for stories on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We put together a quick guide.
By Felipe Ossa April 18, 2016
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.
By Marni Usheroff September 16, 2015
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.
By Marni Usheroff August 19, 2015
The Affordable Care Act is reshaping the business world in ways subtle and obvious. Here’s what business reporters should know.
By Minsi Chung January 21, 2015
Three major themes emerged from the year’s best business books lists: Income inequality, economic collapse and the impact of technology on global markets. We’ve compiled a best of the best list of our own.
By Alex Plough October 6, 2014
The phrase “data journalism” provokes a range of reactions within the media, anxiety being the main one for new journalism students and those starting their careers. But in era of shrinking newsrooms, editors are looking for journalists who can do more than just report.
By Alex Plough September 29, 2014
Data journalism seems to be having its moment. Though journalists have been using computers, databases and coding to tell stories for decades, the approach is taking off in this era of Big Data and anemic newsroom budgets.
By the Editors September 22, 2014
Cross-border crime and corruption have ballooned in recent years, in tandem with globalization. According to United Nations estimates they now generate around $870 billion in profits a year for criminal organizations. These illicit networks are ripe for investigative coverage, and yet, investigative journalists often struggle to cover them.
By Alex Plough June 3, 2014
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.
By Alex Plough February 10, 2014
if you want to write about business, public policy or science – and if you are committed to uncovering facts and driving the news agenda – there’s no better set of skills to learn than a basic command of spreadsheet programs.
By Carl Gutierrez March 11, 2013
Mastered the basics? Here are a few ways to use the Terminal to hunt for market trends or ideas.
By Nish Amarnath February 3, 2013
Two and a half years after the act’s passage, half the rules it calls for haven’t been issued.
By Julia Leite February 2, 2013
The Bloomberg Terminal is a trusted resource, but it can take some getting used to.
By Nish Amarnath January 30, 2013
A new report suggests pegging the debt limit to a date could force the Treasury to spend more.
By Nandagopal Nair December 3, 2012
The Federal Reserve release countless documents each year explaining its policy stance and economic projections. Here are the most important ones and what journalists should glean from them.
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By Gabriel Friedman November 12, 2012
Cracking a big corporate story does not always require a source on the inside.
By the Editors
The Tax Policy Center breaks down the tax changes. The CBO handicaps the economic consequences.
By the Editors
How much must the government trim from the budget to the begin paying down its debt?
By the Editors October 28, 2012
This year marked a significant change in the composition of US payrolls.
By the Editors April 21, 2012
The deadline to file has come and gone, but taxpayers probably still owe hundreds of billions.
By the Editors March 15, 2012
A study shows more than half all large U.S. corporation have been able to dodge taxes entirely.
By Covering Business
The Congressional Budget Office explains how higher health-care costs have affected the economy.
By Covering Business
The National Bureau of Economic Research studies how economic slowdowns affect spending habits.