Category Archives: class assignment

Best ways for companies to capitalize on social media tools are still up for debate

NEW YORK CITY — Four months since its June founding, flash-sale website Fab.com has gained 850,000 followers – a meteoric rise that the company’s co-founder attributes to an effective use of social media. “We’re adding 10,000 users a day, most … Continue reading

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Why I’m willing to bet $20 that you’ve stolen something in your lifetime

Have you ever stolen something? My guess is that the overwhelming majority of you reading this would answer with a fairly emphatic “no.” But let me rephrase the question. Have you ever taken something for your school or workplace for … Continue reading

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Consumers cutback amid growing economic doom and gloom

Authors note: This is one in a series of blog posts related to business reporting class assignments.  While interesting (I hope!) they will likely not have much to do with municipal finance. NEW YORK CITY — Twenty-four-year-old Orlando Estrada makes … Continue reading

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Big Apple shopping Sprees: With the dollar down, international tourists hit city shopping districts

Authors note: This is one in a series of blog posts related to business reporting class assignments.  While interesting (I hope!) they will likely not have much to do with municipal finance. Drawn by the allure of America’s largest city … Continue reading

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Riddle me this: scavenger hunt on Wall Street

Authors note: This is the first in a series of blog posts related to business reporting class assignments.  While interesting (I hope!) they will likely not have much to do with municipal finance. From the origins of Wall Street to … Continue reading

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