Talking Biz News

Treasury cuts AIG stake

News broke Sunday that U.S. Treasury Department would sell at least $18 billion of its holdings in A.I.G to slash the government’s stake. This would make the first time that less than half the...

Fashion Friday

On a recent trip to New York, I was sitting out a two-hour plane delay watching the U.S. Open and drinking a beer. Half of the screens in the bar were tuned into the...

Biz journalists report fluff by choice

If political reporters are behind the curve and missing the real story, what about business journalists? Are they, too, remiss in reporting what really is going on at the companies they cover? This past...

So, are you better off?

Bloomberg Insider, the political convention print publication by Bloomberg News, has an interesting opinion piece by “The Editors” (whatever that means) analyzing if the country is better off than it was four years ago....

What does the future hold?

After the New York Times (yes, the one in New York) broke the story of New Orleans’ Times-Picayune cutting staff and reducing its print schedule to three days a week, many pundits were calling...

Trying to make sense of the Fed

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday revealed the central bank was poised to take further action to help the economy. In what several described as uncharacteristically strong language,...

Twitter and the business journalist

Ever since Twitter came to the forefront as an important tool for the media industry, journalists have been grappling with how best to strike a balance between the personal and professional when using social...