Tagged: Commentary

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CNBC needs to call a truce

Debbie Baratz of ValueWalk.com writes that business news network CNBC needs to stop telling its on-air guests that they can’t talk to anyone else. Baratz writes, “A reporter’s source is either likely to speak...

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It’s all beer and games

I’ve been a fan of Adam Davidson of NPR’s Planet Money for a long time. His work is smart and I always enjoy reading his column in the New York Times magazine. And this...

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Private equity coming back, or not?

There were two stories in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday about the state of the private equity industry. The problem is that the two stories seemed to contradict each other. First, there was...

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SAC set to pay out billions

After an insider trading case, SAC Capital is set to shell out cash to investors looking to exit the troubled hedge fund run by Steven Cohen. Here’s the story from the Wall Street Journal....

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Investors set to fight Dell

One of Dell’s largest shareholders, T. Rowe Price, has decided its investment in the computer maker is worth more than what its founder and private equity backers have offered. The Wall Street Journal had...

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It’s the economy….still

President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night. And yet again, the economy is the over-arching issue to the remarks he’ll make. I wonder if he’s as...

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Too much marketing going on

Last week on this blog Dean Rotbart made an impassioned plea for PR people to be more responsive to journalist inquiries. It was a well-written piece, and I fully agree with his points.  In...