Talking Biz News

Banking news round up

There was a lot of news about the nation’s biggest banks Wednesday. Let’s weigh through some of the most important pieces. First, JPMorgan Chase released its internal task force report about its more than...

Covering an insider trading case

John Kinnucan’s sentencing Tuesday made headlines across the wires and papers. The story’s a juicy one about a man accused of insider trading who taunted the officials trying to put him in jail. This...

Obama takes a stand on debt limit

Doesn’t look like President Obama’s second term is going to start out smoothly. In fact, it’s likely to be difficult. Here’s the story from the New York Times: With each side claiming popular support,...

The art of the company profile

If you didn’t read Bloomberg Businessweek’s profile of Hewlett-Packard and CEO Meg Whitman last week, you should. It’s an interesting, well-written look at the company going through some troubles, and an excellent example of...

Look beyond the obvious for stories

If you think the gun control debate isn’t a business story – think again. Not only does it affect gun, ammunition, clothing and accessory manufactures, but also there are real dollars hanging in the...

Covering a new head at Treasury

After much speculation, President Obama plans to nominate Jacob Lew, currently his chief of staff, to head the Treasury Department. If confirmed, Lew will replace Timothy Geithner, who lead the department through the financial...

Following a scoop

The New York Times scored a major scoop Monday night when they broke the news that AIG was thinking of joining a lawsuit against the U.S. government. Here are some of the details from...