Talking Biz News

How Forbes writers follow the money

Business journalists need to write strong beginnings to their stories to attract readers, said Forbes Media LLC vice president and investing editor Matthew Schifrin in conference call to review the essentials of business reporting...

Peering over the fiscal cliff

There’s obviously a lot going on in terms of the economy and with the looming presidential election bringing up many issues, it seemed like a good time to take a look at recent coverage...

Clap yours hands and say….oh, wait

The federal government said Tuesday that consumer spending rose 3.3 percent more in 2011 than in 2010. On the face, that’s just fantastic. But, dig a little deeper and the picture isn’t as pretty....

Playing favorites and what that means

It’s no secret that certain reporters have better access to companies, executives and information. Many have such incredible access they’re household names – creating their own brands for breaking news. This is great for...

The pension problem

As if we didn’t have enough to think about, The Wall Street Journal pointed out yet another looming national crisis: pension funding. Michael Corkery writes in the Sep. 21 edition of the paper about...