Talking Biz News

Taking a look at China’s economy

There were a couple of stories about the state of the Chinese economy during the weekend. Covering this story continues to be one of the biggest for business journalists, but sometimes it’s just hard to...

A look at the new BBC Capital

Jennifer Merritt is the editor of BBC Capital, the new business news website launched Thursday by the British television network. She came from Reuters, where she had been working on the wealth management coverage...

SEC moves on money market reforms

In a move meant to curb runs on money funds, the Securities and Exchange Commission agreed to a set of reforms. While changes in the industry have been debated since the 2008 financial crisis,...

Looking at patent trolling coverage

President Obama issued executive orders Tuesday in an attempt to stop firms that abuse patents, or so-called patent trolls. The issue is one that’s been championed by the technology industry, according to the press,...

Frankie Flack: Beaten by the drum beat

During the last couple of weeks the number of headlines using the words crisis, scandal and shocker have increased tenfold.  Political editors have had to dive deeply into their thesaurus’ to keep the text...

Apple e-book trial set to begin

The Apple Inc. vs. the U.S. Justice Department trial could determine the price of e-books and set how ecommerce is conducted for years to come. Apple faces civil charges in the case, according to...

Newsweek put up for sale

Another famed magazine, albeit online only now, is facing an uncertain future. Newsweek is for sale, and many in the media are depressed to see the once mighty weekly reduced to a name for...