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Work samples

Journalists cover "beats," in industry parlance, and I've covered a lot of ground over the past two decades. Below you will find summaries on specific subjects of expertise and links to download stories I've written for Bloomberg, Reuters, Crain's Chicago Business, Vance Publishing and others. More recently, I helped launch and manage The Ticker Tape, a real-time news and analysis resource for TD Ameritrade investor and trader clients. For inquiries on other subjects or anything else, contact me.

Greatest Hits

A few "best of" highlights from my reporting on agriculture, energy, exchanges, sports and more.

Bubblin' Crude

Whether it was soaring pump prices, hurricane devastation at the Gulf of Mexico, refinery roulette or a mad scramble for offshore drilling rigs, I was there to document the biggest energy boom in history.

Down on the Farm

​When it comes to writing about American agriculture, I've made a lot of hay: Escalating food inflation amid record rallies in grain and livestock markets, agribusiness behemoths such as Archer Daniels Midland and Tyson Foods and crisis in the farm economy.

Hey Cubs, Sox and Bears Fans!

I've seen, heard and documented your pain. Check out a few dispatches from the North Side, South Side and points in between.

Trader Tales

Remember when the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange were separate and not-so-friendly rivals? Remember Tom Baldwin? Marge Teller? Take a look at my stories on Chicago's colorful exchange scene and the people who made a living there.

On Camera...

My video work includes hosting CME Group's USDA Crop Report webinars from the CBOT trading floor, which you can view here and here, as well as agriculture market reports for Vance Publishing, seen here and here.

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