Tagged: Coverage

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The debt ceiling – again

Just when it seemed like the economy was on an up swing and recovery underway, the debt ceiling is rearing its ugly head– again. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress on Monday that the...

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Jos. A Bank makes another move

While the rest of the country was watching the Super Bowl, Jos. A Bank was trying to remain an independent company. In the latest chapter of the drama around the men’s retailer, the company is...

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Amazon earnings up, but disappointing

Internet giant Amazon.com Inc. missed analysts’ expectations for its fourth-quarter profit as it cost them more to get customers’ orders to them. Bloomberg’s Adam Satariano had this straightforward story: Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN:US), the world’s largest...

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Google selling Motorola to Lenovo

One thing about Google, it’s not one to invest in businesses that aren’t working. Less than two years after buying Motorola, Google is selling the unit to Lenovo. Rolfe Winkler and Spencer E. Ante...

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Obama focuses on the economy

In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama took the time to call for increasing the minimum wage, reducing the income gap and stimulating economic recovery. While the speech covered many...

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Government strikes deal with tech firms

Ever since it came out that government agencies were relying on data from Internet companies to track people, the debate over privacy has been raging. Monday, the government announced new rules. Matt Apuzzo and...

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Why we need muckrakers today

Michael Calderone of The Huffington Post writes about the need of muckraking journalism today to let the world know about income inequality. Calderone writes, “Starkman gives high marks to Michael Hudson, now a senior...

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Netflix gains subscribers; stock soars

Investors piled into Netflix shares Wednesday after the streaming video service added more than 2 million customers in the last quarter of 2013. Netflix’s gains presents a conundrum for mainstream cable providers and network...

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Pimco CEO El-Erian resigns

Pacific Investment Management Co. will have a new head as Mohamed El-Erian unexpectedly resigned from the top job. While a succession plan was detailed, no reason was given for his departure. Tom Lauricella, Julie...