Talking Biz News

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 23, 2013

Some of Wednesday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Amazon raises free-shipping minimum to $35; eBay to expand same-day delivery, by Greg Bensinger Caterpillar earnings: Outlook lowered amid weak demand for mining equipment, by...

Jobs data will weigh on Fed decisions

The release of the latest jobs numbers showed that while unemployment declined, the government shutdown would have an affect on the results in the coming months. What was clear from several news stories was...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 22, 2013

Some of Tuesday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Employers add 148,000 jobs; Unemployment falls to 7.2%, by Sarah Portlock and Jonathan House Apple unveils new iPads, by Ian Sherr and Greg Bensinger New...

Athlete’s IPO hits a snag

Recently, one of the more interesting initial public offerings filed was for a share in the future earnings of Houston Texans running back Arian Foster. The company would allow investors to buy stakes in...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 21, 2013

Some of Monday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Hope springs at Nokia, by John D. Stoll China’s mobile profit slips as it battles competition, by Lorraine Luk New York Times Contractors see weeks...

JPMorgan to pay $13 billion fine

The biggest business story of the weekend was JPMorgan Chase’s agreement to pay $13 billion fine to settle civil investigations into the bank’s mortgage practices. The New York Times had these details: JPMorgan Chase and...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 18, 2013

Some of Friday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Health website woes widen as insurers get wrong data, by Chrisopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky General Electric’s earnings fall, by Nathalie Tadena New York Times...