Ben Bradford

WFAE reporter

Ben Bradford appears in the following:

Entering Murky Waters, States Diverge On Campaign Coordination Rules

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Campaigns for Congress and the White House are barred from directly working with independent groups that can raise unlimited amounts of money. But states set their own rules on coordination.


S.C. Residents Celebrate Senate Decision On Confederate Flag

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A bill to lower the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House passed the state's Senate on Tuesday. Outside unexpected celebrations took place in the form of a line dancing class.


S.C. Senate Moves To Take Down State Capitol's Confederate Flag

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The Confederate flag is again causing controversy after the Charleston church shooting that killed 9 people. The alleged gunman is believed to have been influenced by white supremacists and the flag.


S.C. Senate Votes To Remove Confederate Flag From State House Grounds

Monday, July 06, 2015

Lawmakers in South Carolina began debating Monday whether to remove the Confederate flag that flies in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C.


Rail Operators Aim To Do More Short-Distance Hauling

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The trucking industry has to deal with an aging workforce, driver shortages and burdensome regulations. Railroads have already taken a good portion of the long-haul business away from semi-trucks


Businesses Offer A Link To The Past For Lovers Of Old Video Games

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Many people of a certain age fondly remember spending hours in arcades or playing on the popular systems of the '80s and '90s. Now, these retro video games are fast becoming a growing business.

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Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover By Dollar Tree

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.


ATM of the Future: Where Your Money is Coming From Next

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Since ATMs first appeared on street corners more than four decades ago, their basic function has barely changed.  But recently, to save on costs and attract a younger, more plugged-in generation of customers, banks are updating not only their ATMs, but the meaning of the word “bank" itself.

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Finding A Sister City Is A Bit Like Dating

Thursday, September 05, 2013

It seems most decent-sized cities in the U.S. have a "sister city" — a companion community in a foreign country. Some even have more than one. But how these cities end up selecting each other is a lot like the dating scene.


Furloughs Cut Into Classtime At U.S. Military Bases

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Civilian furloughs have begun at U.S. military installations worldwide. The mandatory days off without pay, prompted by the current round of budget cuts known as sequestration, are lo...


Arrests Continue at North Carolina's 'Moral Monday' Protests

Monday, July 15, 2013

For the past 10 weeks, protesters from all walks of life have been assembling at the state capitol in Raleigh, NC as part of "Moral Mondays." The issues they are protesting are almost...

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A Trip Down Broadway Reveals a City in Recovery

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New York City is slowly coming back to life following Superstorm Sandy. Reporter Ben Bradford saw signs of that as early as Tuesday when he walked from one end of the city to the other along Broadway.

And he got a good sense of what many New Yorkers are likely to see as the city struggles to to figure out “the new normal.”

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New Tech City: The Resume in the Digital Age and Maker Faire Comes to New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.


Job Applicants: How to Game Resume Scanners

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

More and more companies are relying on technology to weed out job applicants at the initial stage of the hiring process – using software that scans and screens resumes in what has become a multi-billion dollar industry.  

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Explainer: How Much Does the NRA Influence Elections?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

How much does the pro-gun group actually matter in individual races? Maybe less than you think.

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What Did the Republican Convention Leave Out?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tens of thousands of words were uttered onstage at the Republican National Convention this week. Some words cropped up repeatedly: "Jobs." "Economy." "Families." "Obama." Others, such...

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The Artful Branding of Mitt Romney

Friday, August 31, 2012

It’s simple, but true. We vote for people we like. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has run on the platform that he’s a businessman, who will run the country like a boss runs a comp...

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Mitt Romney Takes His Turn on Stage

Friday, August 31, 2012

In all of the speeches, hubbub, and storylines coming out of the Republican National Convention, it sometimes seemed the leading man of the show would be overshadowed by the rising st...

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How Effective Was Paul Ryan's Convention Address?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan headlined the Republican National Convention last night. Ryan is considered by many to be the face and brains of the party’s political...

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New Orleans Resident Documents the Storm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

As Humvees rolled into New Orleans yesterday and officials urged Gulf Coast residents to leave their homes, you couldn’t help an eerie sense of familiarity. The details are similar, and the fears are as well.