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WSJ Sunday celebrates 15th anniversary

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 20:30
David Croook, the editor of the Wall Street Journal Sunday, writes about the 15th anniversary of the content that is syndicated in Sunday business sections across the country. Crook writes, “On the second Sunday...

Miami Herald brings back standalone biz section

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:54
The Miami Herald is returning its standalone business section during the week. Executive editor Aminda Gonzalez writes, “Beginning Tuesday, we are melding business news with classified advertising to restore a separate Business section. You...

Antunes, executive editor of CNBC Digital, has resigned

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 15:29
Xana Antunes, who for the past two years has been executive editor and vice president for CNBC Digital, has resigned her position. Antunes declined to comment when reached by Talking Biz News on Saturday....

WSJ loses NYMSL championship to High Times

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:27
The High Times Bonghitters defeated The Wall Street Journal 11-5 in Saturday’s championship game to win the New York Media Softball League. It is the first time in seven years that the championship was...

Explaining Federal Reserve policy via GIFs

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:38
Capital New York interviewed new BuzzFeed deputy business editor Tom Gara about how the website delivers business and financial news. Here is an excerpt: CAPITAL: In the same interview, Lauria talked about publishing a...

Minneapolis/St. Paul Biz Journal hires new designer

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:08
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has hired Ben Ramsden as its new lead editorial designer. Editor Dirk DeYoung writes, “Ben was most recently senior art director at EPG Media, where he oversaw the design...

Bartiromo: A woman in a male-dominated world

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:26
Korri Kezar of the Dallas Business Journal spoke with Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo about her career. Here is an excerpt: During your career, what obstacles have you had to overcome to get...

Coverage: Yahoo faces fine

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:54
Yahoo is facing a hefty daily fine if it refuses to turn over user information to the U.S. government. The company is pushing back against the National Security Agency, and it might pay the...

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 12, 2014

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:51
Some of Friday’s top stories:  The New York Times Government’s Threat of Daily Fine for Yahoo Shows Aggressive Push for Data, by Vindu Goel and Charlie Savage With Gas Cut Off, Ukraine Looks West,...

FT to debut redesign on Monday

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:49
The Financial Times will hit newsstands Monday with its first major redesign in seven year, reports Tom McGeveran of Capital New York. McGeveran writes, “Broadly characterizing the redesign of the paper as a ‘simplification’ in a...

PR firm to CNBC: We will pay you to write about our clients

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:16
A public relations firm sent a pitch to a CNBC writer and said they it would pay for them to write about their client, writes CNBC.com managing editor Allen Wastler. Wastler writes, “The outfit...

WSJ reporter Bischof leaving for Newsweek

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:00
Jackie Bischof, a journalist with The Wall Street Journal since 2010, has resigned for a job at Newsweek. Her last day at the Journal was Thursday. She starts as a digital editor at Newsweek...

Bloomberg Current, social media experiment, is ending

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:22
Bloomberg Current, a social discussion platform for business, curated and managed by its users that has been a Bloomberg News beta test, is ending at the end of the month. Bloomberg Current has allowed...

Pennsylvania paper wants to revamp Sunday biz section

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 13:19
Kate Harmon of the York Daily Record writes that the paper wants to change the content in its Sunday business section to better address the issues facing its readers. Harmon writes, “So, we’re looking...

WSJ establishes new returns policy

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:26
Neal Lipschutz, who is editor of ethics, overseeing ethics and standards for The Wall Street Journal and all of Dow Jone, sent out the following on Thursday: Here’s a returns policy we want to...

CNBC’s Evans introduced as “fox” at Belfort panel

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:18
CNBC anchor Kelly Evans was described as a “fox” at a New York panel discussing the career of former Stratton Oakmont CEO Jordan Belfort, reports Julia LaRoche of Business Insider. LaRoche writes, “Then, he...

Scaramucci joins Fox Business Network

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:37
Hedge-fund impresario Anthony Scaramucci is jumping to the Fox Business Network from CNBC, reports Michelle Celarier of the New York Post. Celarier writes, “Scaramucci’s FBN debut will be on Maria Bartiromo’s ‘Opening Bell’ show...

Coverage: Dollar General goes hostile

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:58
Another day, another dollar – or many dollars — for investors as the battle of discount retailers continues. Dollar General said it was taking its offer for Family Dollar to shareholders. The New York...

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 11, 2014

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:56
Some of today’s top stories: The New York Times Cereals Struggle in U.S. as Tastes and Rituals Change, by Stephanie Strom Alibaba Is Bringing Luxury, Fast, to China’s Middle Class, by David Gelles New...

Macworld magazine is shutting print edition

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 19:40
International Data Group is shutting down Macworld Magazine, the long-time Apple periodical, reports Seth Weintraub of 9to5Mac.com Weintraub writes, “The Macworld.com website will remain open [although as a shell of its former self -ed]...