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Talking Biz News Today – Feb. 24, 2016

February 24, 2016

Posted by Lauren Thomas

Some of Wednesday’s top business news stories:

The Wall Street Journal

Office Depot reports weaker-than-expected profit, revenue, by Joshua Jamerson

United Technologies CEO says Honeywell merger ‘ain’t going to happen,’ by Ted Mann


Bill Gates ‘disappointed’ by reports he backs FBI over Apple, by Jing Cao

Saudi Arabia won’t cut crude output, oil minister Al-Naimi says, by Javier Blas and Margot Habiby

The Associated Press

Macy’s 4Q profit slumps, but signs of hope emerge in 2016, by Anne D’Innocenzio

Consumer confidence falls to 92.2 in February, by Martin Crutsinger


Mars recalls candy in 55 countries after plastic found, by Maria Sheahan, Hans Seidenstuecker, Martinne Geller and Thomas Escritt

Time Inc. explores bid for Yahoo’s core business: source, by Jessica Toonkel and Sai Sachin R. 


Home Depot just notched its best quarter since Superstorm Sandy, by Matt Phillips 

Amazon has quietly launched its own clothing lines, as it tries to take over fashion retail, by Marc Bain

News about business journalism:

Health care site STAT is the envy of others

Real estate site Curbed relaunches

Dallas Morning News hires economy writer

Bloomberg TV Canada launches “Bloomberg North” show

Hughes to join Bloomberg Gadfly

TheStreet CEO DeMarse resigns

NY Times names three David Carr fellows

Forbes Africa reporter receives U.S. fellowship

Beucke named LA Times deputy biz editor

This date in business journalism history:

2014: Biz reporter on why New York is so attractive

2015: How Bartiromo decided on a career in business journalism

Business journalism birthdays: 

Feb. 24: Matt Zeitlin with BuzzFeed

Feb. 24: Ritchie King with Quartz

Feb. 24: Bob Pisani with CNBC

Feb. 24: Kate Kelly with CNBC

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