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Talking Biz News Today – Feb. 17, 2016

February 17, 2016

Posted by Lauren Thomas

Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories:

The Wall Street Journal

What Saudi Arabia’s freeze means for oil prices, by Helen Thomas

Apollo Global Management strikes $6.93 billion deal to buy ADT, by Dana Mattioli, Dana Cimilluca and Lisa Beilfuss


Groupon soars again, this time after Alibaba’s 5.6% stake, by Olga Kharif and Spencer Soper

Goldman Sachs: More and more people who use Airbnb don’t want to go back to hotels, by Julie Verhage

The Associated Press

U.S. homebuilder sentiment slips in February, by Alex Veiga

The big uh-oh: Global economy shaky and calvary may not come, by David McHugh and Paul Wiseman


Jobs in U.S. aerospace, defense sector seen up 3.2 percent in 2016, by Andrea Shalal

Fed to hike twice in 2016, undeterred by external risks: Reuters poll, by Aaradhana Ramesh


Google’s plan to get the next billion Indians online: Bring out the Wi-Fi, by Madhura Karnik

Americans may think they’ll never, ever buy electric SUVs or pickups–but they will, by Steve LeVine

News about business journalism:

Colorado paper adds standalone business section

How Inc. magazine is growing readership and revenue

Edmonton paper names new biz reporter

Yahoo Finance will live stream Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting

Bloomberg will run just fine without Bloomberg

CNNMoney’s “war room” in London

This date in business journalism history:

2014: Covering the cybersecurity beat

2009: Tracking financial crimes in a new era

Business journalism birthdays: 

Feb. 17: Richard Tofel with ProPublica

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