Talking Biz News

Talking Biz News Today — Jan. 6, 2014

Some of Monday’s most important stories: New York Times JPMorgan Chase nears a $2 billion deal in a case tied to Madoff, by Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Ben Protess Men’s Wearhouse starts hostile bid for...

Could deflation hit Europe?

As the U.S. economy picks up and the Federal Reserve Board pulls back on its economic stimulus, the rest of the world continues to struggle with weakness. The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Fidler had...

Talking Biz News Today — Jan. 3, 2014

Some of Friday’s most important business stories: Bloomberg Bernanke sees headwinds fading as U.S. poised to grow, by Joshua Zumbrun and Steve Matthews December auto sales miss estimates as cold slows shoppers, by Mark...

Predicting the markets in 2014

The New Year brings resolutions and in the world of financial journalism it brings stories that try to anticipate what the year holds for global financial markets. Michael J. de la Merced of the...

Fiat to buy rest of Chrysler

The smallest U.S. auto company will now be fully owned by Italian firm Fiat, ending a dispute about ownership and clarifying the future for both firms. The Wall Street Journal had this story by...

Talking Biz News Today — Dec. 19, 2013

Some of Thursday’s top business stories: New York Times Target says data for 40 million shoppers was stolen, by Nicole Perlroth and Elizabeth A. Harris Real estate trusts in $4.34 billion merger Reuters Housing,...

Fed decides to scale back stimulus

The Federal Reserve Board announced Wednesday its long-awaited decision to begin the pull back from its bond-buying program. While the speculation about when this would happen and how much they’d pull back has been...