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Frankie Flack: Ben Bradlee, you ignorant slut

41 min 20 sec ago
All the reporters in my Twitter feed are linking, during this sad week of Ben Bradlee’s death at the age of 93, to a Washington Post post titled “A classic Ben Bradlee letter to...

CNNMoney launches international page

3 hours 14 min ago
CNNMoney international editor Mark Thompson sent out the following message on Thursday morning: The next big milestone in the evolution of business news on CNN is here. CNNMoney is now the business news website...

Coverage: More trouble for automakers

5 hours 4 min ago
The news that automakers have taken another hit means that car companies working to regain consumer trust have suffered another setback.  Airbags are now exploding, forcing car makers to recall them and consumers to...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 23, 2014

5 hours 8 min ago
Some of Thursday’s top stories: The New York Times Years after the market collapse, sidelined borrowers return, by Tara Siegel Bernard Comcast reports rise in third quarter earnings, by Emily Steel The Wall Street...

When Ben Bradlee hired a deputy business editor

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 20:04
Steven Pearlstein, a business columnist for the Washington Post, writes about how former executive editor Ben Bradlee, who died Tuesday at the age of 93, hired him in 1987 to become the paper’s deputy...

Weisenthal: Why covering the markets is fun

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 14:50
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:26
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 13:00
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:52
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:41
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:36
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:59
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

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:56
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...