This week’s top business news — Jan. 26-30, 2015
Two CEOs resigned, more earnings poured in and economic indicators were announced, but this week’s business news centered around one thing: the Super Bowl. With Sunday quickly approaching, business journalists covered every aspect of the big game from ticket revenues to advertising sales.
What follows is a list of what Talking Biz News views to be this week’s top 10 stories.
- Mattel CEO resigns amid company’s struggles, by Chelsey Dulaney of The Wall Street Journal
- One of the hottest payment apps of 2014 is suddenly slowing down, by Dave Smith of Business Insider
- Apple’s earnings by the numbers: A look at the record-breaking results, by Chris Ciaccia of The Street
- Yahoo to spin off its $40 billion stake in Alibaba, by Matthew Zeitlin of Buzzfeed
- Obama drops proposal to cut tax benefits of 529 college savings plans, by Danielle Douglas-Gabriel of The Washington Post
- Fed stays patient on rates amid strong job gains, low inflation, by Bloomberg News
- Seattle vs. N.E.: Who wins business Super Bowl, by Matt Krantz of USA Today
- Google fourth-quarter revenue misses Wall Street target, by Alexei Oreskovic of Reuters
- Meet the man who bought 30 shares in Shake Shack — before he’d ever tried their burger, by Abha Bhattarai of The Washington Post
- Turn that dial: the magic of Super Bowl ads is gone forever, by Jason Lynch of Quartz