Below are some of my favorite pieces I’ve worked on:
- Climate change is hurting U.S. corn farmers — and your wallet. Corn farmers like Ray Gaesser are doing their best to adapt to extreme and unpredictable weather. But when corn yields go down, prices go up. And that could spell trouble for your grocery budget.
- No shrimp today: Maine’s waters are warming and it’s costing fishermen money. Maine’s fishing industry has been declining for years due to factors like overfishing and increased regulation, but there’s another culprit eating away at profits: Maine’s ocean waters are warming — and it’s killing northern shrimp.
Op-ed’s I’ve assigned and edited
- US Olympian: Why young women need sports — and funding. There’s a gender disparity in funding for elite sports — and U.S. Olympic ski jumper Abby Ringquist is speaking out. Ringquist shares her personal struggle with athletic funding and calls on the athletic community to do more to help female athletes achieve their dreams.
- Don’t applaud the drop in black unemployment just yet. US employers added a far better-than-expected 313,000 jobs in February, and the African American unemployment rate ticked down. Do the latest figures mean we should stop worrying about the plight of black workers? Before we applaud this decline, economist Margaret Simms says we should look behind the numbers.
- Should you open a store credit card? Do the potential savings outweigh the risks? We asked the experts to weigh in.
- Your guide to buying health insurance for the first time. Should you purchase a high- or low-deductible plan? And what’s a deductible, anyway?
Retail and consumer brands
- I tried Amazon Fresh for a month and here’s what happened. Was the subscription fee worth the convenience? Here’s what I learned.
- Shoppers are warming up to Kellogg’s frozen foods. For the first time in two and a half years, the company reported growing sales, thanks largely in part to frozen offerings such as Eggo waffles and Morningstar Farms breakfast sandwiches.