Greg T. Spielberg

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There’s no good journalism without good sources. It’s like trying to build a good chair without good wood. Or a car door without good metal. Journalism without some sort of source is paper. It’s “Yeah, yeah, get along with it. There are plenty of other things to do than read a rant or a flimsy filled with quotes.” Here are some good resources I’ve used in published stories. Hopefully they might save you time. Most are interesting on their own, too.

Some guidelines: I don’t link to my own stories. I don’t link to temporal stories like a weekend event or one-day flight special. I don’t link to articles I read that aren’t cited in stories. If you’d like to collaborate, hit me at gregtspielberg@gmail or 2075226715

Best,
Greg

BANKS + BANKING
Profits derived by ATM fees, by Bankrate
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$27 million bid for Roseville developer’s fallen fast-food empire, by M.S. Enkoji
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Finally, borrowers score points, by Gretchen Morgenson
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Countrywide customers to be repaid $108 million for overcharges, by Dina Elboghdady
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Angelo’s Ashes, by Connie Bruck
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FTC settlement with Countrywide, by the Federal Trade Commission
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Visa is debit king by New York Times (graphic)
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New swipe-fee regulation: What’s in it for you and me? Could be cheaper gas, by Greg T. Spielberg
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2010 Exclusive Debit Card Rewards survey by Bankrate.com
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New credit card rule not tough enough, press release
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Fed rules to cap late fees on credit cards, ban inactivity fees, by Sandra Block
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Banks return to charging credit card, checking account fees, by Kathy Chu
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Shutting their doos: A decade of bank failures, by Ross Crooks (infographic)
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Renasant Corporation announces the acquisition of Crescent Bank and Trust and Completion of Capital Raise, by StreetInsider
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Failed bank information — Crescent Bank and Trust Company, Jasper, Ga., by Federal Insurance Deposit Corporation
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Accenture Customer 2012 survey says consumers empowered, by Accenture
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How an ambitious startup wants to revolutionize banking, by Jennifer Van Grove
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COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to telecommuting, snow days are no longer fun, by Stephanie Armour
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Grumpy Coworkers, Computer Problems Increase Stress Levels
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COMMUNITY ECONOMICS
Is it OK to ask Facebook friends for money? by Janet Paskin
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Craig Newmark on trust as capital
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COLOR
Seinfeld script from Wait it Out episode (“I’m there for you”)
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Super Obama World, a free browser-based game
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Red Wing boots
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Chay Jones’ fashion line
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Premier of the fourth generation BMW M5
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Miami named sexiest city in the U.S., by Todd Wright
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Norman Rockwell’s de-segregation painting
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David Guetta ft. Akon, Sexy Bitch
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U.S. Olympic snowboard ‘jeans’ pants going on sale for $250
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Forbes’ list of the most boring cities
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Chula Vista’s car show
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A bank on every corner in NYC
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GROUPONOMICS
Inside the cult of Groupon, by Janet Paskin
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A TC Teardown: What makes Groupon Tick, by Steven Carpenter
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A state-by-state breakdown of text donations via the mGive platform during Haitian relief, by mGive
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EXPERIENCE
Money can buy happiness (if you do it right) by Justin Brown

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Money can buy happiness if you spent it right by Art Markman

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Obama doesn’t like video games
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Obama buys video-game ad space
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Obama buys video-game ad space II
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Video games touted as learning tool
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Happiness Index: Nebraska still on top?!! by MainStreet Staff
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‘Hurt Locker’ downloaders, you’ve been sued, by Greg Sandoval
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Movie tickets reach the $20 mark, by Lauren A.E. Schuker
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Murdoch spreads risk, nets $400 million from Avatar, by Michael White and Sarah Rabil
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The box office strikes back, by Economist
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GEOGRAPHIC ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Facebook’s expected economic impact on Prineville, OR, by Facebook
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President Barack Obama on Allentown, PA, economy, on C-SPAN
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Miami Ad School opens New York office in Dumbo, BK
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Struggling towns printing their own cash
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Mariela boatlift
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The houses that Jakande built, by Allwell Okpi
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FOOD
Food spending in the biggest U.S. cities, by Bundle Staff
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Americans want candy. But at what cost? by Mike Dang
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Guisto Gusto, a food blog, by Paul Tuorto
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What are your favorite all-time foods? by Moriah Norris-Hale
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Spork This!: Sosa Cafe review, by Paul Tuorto for New Raleigh Blog
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Super Bowl: The Billion Dollar Game, by Mike Dang
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PERSONAL FINANCE
Data reveals truths about Gen Y’s financial habits, by Fiserv
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A Cross-Country Study of Household Financial Risk, by Annamaria Lusardi, Daniel Schneider, Peter Tufano
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National Savings & Investment premium bonds, by the British government
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Bundle’s consumer-spending report, by Bundle
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Seven nasty credit myths that won’t die
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Annamaria Lusardi, Dartmouth professor and NBER research assistant, government testimony about financial literacy
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America’s true patriots: Our dogs
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Gas spending across the US, by Bundle
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PHILANTHROPY
The 2010 Bundle Report: Annual household spending by state (Oklahoma is the No. 1 charitable giver)
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List of the largest American charities, by Lane Madison
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‘Feed the Children’ fight brews, by Nolan Clay
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‘Feed the Children Controversies Continue,’ Charity accused of overstating its work in Haiti
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POPULATIONS + DEMOGRAPHICS
Raleigh, N.C., by City-Data
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List of United States cities by population, by  Wikipedia cats
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2008 presidential electoral map, by Wikipedia cats
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2008 presidential electoral map for Oklahoma, by USA Today
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New Brunswick, NJ (very high healthcare rate with low cost due to J&J)
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NONPROFITS
MADRE’s income & expenses for fiscal year 2008, by MADRE
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TAXES + HEALTH CARE
Washington State Department of Revenue’s definition of candy
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Colorado Springs cuts into services considered basic by many
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Individual insurance rates soar 15% or more in at least 3 states, by Linda A. Johnson
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Most Americans have health insurance, happy with it
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WOMEN ARE TAKING OVER
New Citi survey finds gender divide on views on economic recovery, by Hart Research Associates
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What women want for the web, by Unicast
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The richer sex, by Rana Foroohar
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