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Weisenthal: Why covering the markets is fun

5 hours 3 min ago
Joe Weisenthal, the executive editor of Business Insider leaving for a job at Bloomberg Media, writes Wednesday about why he enjoys covering the financial markets. Weisenthal writes, “Now it’s obvious that for a markets...

Bloomberg’s Matthews on covering economic trends

6 hours 26 min ago
Lauren Meller of Bloomberg’s public relations staff interviewed Bloomberg News economics reporter Steve Matthews on how he covers economic trends. Here is an excerpt: You recently wrote a story about how some states have...

NYPost hires Kussin to cover real estate

6 hours 53 min ago
Zachary Kussin, a real estate reporter in New York, has been hired to cover the beat for the New York Post. His first day will be Nov. 10. He replaces Max Gross, who resigned...

CNBC digital operations set record in September

7 hours 43 sec ago
CNBC’s digital operations posted its best month ever in September with 14.3 million unique visitors, up 31 percent compared to last year at this time, according to the September 2014 comScore Multi-platform Report US....

Bloomberg Businessweek to publish Czech edition

9 hours 12 min ago
Bloomberg LP announced plans Wednesday to publish Bloomberg Businessweek Česko, a Czech-language edition of the magazine starting in late November. Under terms of the publishing agreement, Smart Connections will also produce a Czech-language edition...

Inside Bloomberg Media’s digital video business

9 hours 16 min ago
Eric Blattberg of Digiday writes about Bloomberg Media’s digital video business. Blattberg writes, “Paul Marcum, a former GE marketing executive Smith hired in December, is responsible for much of that growth. After a brief...

Coverage: Total CEO dies In plane crash

11 hours 53 min ago
The news that oil giant Total’s CEO Christophe de Margerie was killed in a plane crash in Moscow shocked the business world. It also kicked off speculation about who would take over the company....

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 22, 2014

11 hours 57 min ago
Some of Wednesday’s top stories: The New York Times Enforcer at Treasury is the first line of attack against ISIS, by Julie Hirschfeld Davis Nelson Bunker Hunts, Texas tycoon, dies at 88, by Robert...

Bloomberg hires Business Insider’s Weisenthal

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 19:03
Joe Wiesenthal, the executive editor of Business Insider, has been hired by Bloomberg to host a TV show and develop a news site about the markets. Nicholas Carlson of Business Insider writes, “He has...

WSJ’s Dahl hired to run Ozy

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 14:49
Jonathan Dahl, editor-in-chief of WSJ.Money magazine and executive director of page one at The Wall Street Journal, has been hired to run Ozy, a digital news startup aimed at young readers. Shannon Bond of...

Three-time Loeb winner celebrates 40 years of reporting

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:36
Byron Harris, a reporter with WFAA-TV in Dallas and a three-time Gerald Loeb winner, is celebrating 40 years of working for the station. Jason Trahan of WFAA writes, “Byron Harris won two Peabody awards,...

Coverage: Two different tech companies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:24
IBM and Apple reported earnings on Monday, but the stories were vastly different for the two technology companies. IBM is backing off from its 2015 earnings forecast, while Apple is riding high on the...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 21, 2014

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:22
Some of Tuesday’s top stories: The New York Times As Apple Pay arrives, witnessing the next step in money, maybe., by Mike Isaac Christophe de Margerie, C.E.O. of Total, French oil giant, dies in...

KC Biz Journal publisher to retire

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 21:24
Joyce Hayhow announced Monday that she will retire as publisher of the Kansas City Business Journal, an American City Business Journals paper. Brian Kaberline, editor of the Business Journal, writes, “Hayhow, who led the...

A new way of covering corporate earnings

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 18:50
Marketwatch.com editor in chief Jeremy Olshan earlier this month told Talking Biz News that the financial news site was “experimenting with a better way to cover earnings seasons and the sometimes questionable pronouncements of...

Adam Johnson has left Bloomberg Television

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 14:00
Adam Johnson, an anchor for Bloomberg Television, has left after five years, Talking Biz News has learned. He co-hosted “Street Smart,” Bloomberg’s daily business news program focused on the final hours of trading in...

Pearlstein’s takedown of TheStreet’s Feuerstein falls way short

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:20
Columbia Journalism Review‘s Ryan Chittum analyzes Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein‘s attack on TheStreet.com’s Adam Feuerstein for using short sellers as sources and  concludes that it wasn’t warranted. Chittum writes, “There’s no doubt that...

AdAge names Dumenco its editorial director

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:59
Advertising Age today named Simon Dumenco, a longtime columnist and editor at large, its editorial director in charge of all editorial strategy and operations for its brands, including Ad Age, Creativity and Internet Week....

Fusion hires Auriemma from WSJ

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:09
Fusion editor in chief Jane Spencer sent out the following announcement on Monday: I’m excited to announce the newest member of Fusion’s digital team– ​​Adam Auriemma will be joining us in Miami as Deputy...

Coverage: Yahoo back in the Spotlight

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 08:17
Yahoo is still coming under pressure from investors, particularly about what the company will do with its windfall from the initial public offering of Alibaba. CEO Marissa Mayer may make her thoughts known when...