Talking Biz News

PR and biz reporter relationships, part two

In my last post, I offered the following advice for public relations professionals; “Building strong relationships with reporters is the best way to collaborate on story ideas.” These relationships don’t come easily. They require...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 3, 2013

Some of Thursday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Facebook’s company town, by Reed Albergotti U.S. is overtaking Russia as largest oil-and-gas producer, by Russell Gold and Daniel Gilbert Bloomberg Bitcoin bets feed Twitter...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 2, 2013

Some of Wednesday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Monsanto earnings: Company to buy Climate Corp. for $930 million; Loss widens, by David Kesmodel and Ben Fox Rubin Marc Jacobs to leave Louis Vuitton...

Merck cuts staff and R&D

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. is cutting jobs and research in a move that will likely hurt innovation and drugs. As revenue declines across the industry, companies are looking for ways to increase the...

Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 1, 2013

Some of Tuesday’s top business stories: Coverage of the Government Shutdown Government shuts down as Congress misses deadline, by Janet Hook and Kristina Peterson (Wall Street Journal) U.S. stocks rise as investors weigh shutdown...

Markets react to potential shutdown

At the time of this writing, a U.S. government shutdown seemed likely. Global market certainly reacted as if that were the case on Monday, posting losses. While investors and traders tried to figure out...

Frankie Flack: Winning after the verdict

Last week the Columbia Journalism Review published a brief story about how various industry publications wrote notably different news pieces based on one press release. The stories centered around a lawsuit between the Motion...

Talking Biz News — Sept. 30, 2013

Some of Monday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Siemens aiming for 15,000 jobs cuts, by William Boston Shanghai ‘free-trade zone’ opens, by Richard Silk Bloomberg First U.S. shutdown in 17 years imminent with...