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Talking Biz News Today – Feb. 19, 2016

February 19, 2016

Posted by Lauren Thomas

Some of Friday’s top business news stories:

The Wall Street Journal

Wal-Mart lowers sales outlook, by Chelsey Dulaney and Sarah Nassauer

Yahoo cuts digital magazines, closes Burbank, Calif., office, by Douglas MacMillan 


IBM to acquire Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 billion, by Jing Cao

Apple gains Silicon Valley’s backing in government fight, by Tim Higgins

The Associated Press

Making soda cool: Coke, Pepsi try giving soda hipster appeal, by Candice Choi

Wal-Mart’s 4Q results test investor patience, by Anne D’Innocenzio


U.S. job market firming; manufacturing still on the ropes, by Lucia Mutikani

Global downturn spurred Fed to consider changing rate path: minutes, by Jason Lange and Lindsay Dunsmuir


For China’s upper middle class, driving for Uber is a cure for loneliness, by Zheping Huang

Oil is now so cheap even pirates aren’t stealing it anymore, by Cassie Werber

News about business journalism:

Charlotte Biz Journal hires new real estate reporter

How to do online biz journalism and make money

Crain’s Chicago names new managing editor

Kudlow signs three-year deal with CNBC

Fortune hires four, starts “Venture” site

This date in business journalism history:

2015: The decline–and rebirth–of labor coverage

2014: Uncovering artifacts when moving your biz news operation

Business journalism birthdays: 

Feb. 19: Andrew Sorkin with the New York Times

Take TBN’s 2016 salary survey of business journalists HERE.

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