Tagged: Coverage

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AOL sells Patch

The grand experiment of hyper-local journalism being conducted by an online company is over. AOL announced today that it would sell a majority of Patch. William Launder wrote in the Wall Street Journal that...

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Consumer spending climbs in December

The economy got yet another mixed signal Tuesday with consumer spending in December climbing slightly. With last week’s job reporting coming in lower than analysts expected, this could be another way to confuse investors. Writing...

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Suntory buys Beam for $13.6 billion

Merger Monday brought a huge announcement in the liquor world. Japanese whiskey maker Suntory  is buying Beam Inc. for $13.6 billion. Since it’s the first large deal of the year and such an iconic...

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Detroit bounces back

As Detroit works through one of the biggest bankruptcies in municipal history, the auto industry begins to return to profitability. It’s one of the best turnaround stories of the year told through the annual...

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Assessing holiday sales

It’s now time for retailers to report exactly how good (or bad) the holiday shopping season was last year. While the importance is well reported, the numbers usually are a harbinger for consumer sentiment...

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The hostile world of men’s suits

One of the more dramatic stories continuing from last year is the merger drama between Jos. A Bank and Men’s Wearhouse, two men’s wear retailers battling for control and over a potential combined company....

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Could deflation hit Europe?

As the U.S. economy picks up and the Federal Reserve Board pulls back on its economic stimulus, the rest of the world continues to struggle with weakness. The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Fidler had...

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Predicting the markets in 2014

The New Year brings resolutions and in the world of financial journalism it brings stories that try to anticipate what the year holds for global financial markets. Michael J. de la Merced of the...