Talking Biz News

Different takes on the same message

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sent a pointed message to emerging markets economies in a speech to the International Monetary Fund in Japan this weekend. It was especially interesting to see how various news...

What is Jack Welch not telling us?

Jack Welch, the storied former CEO of General Electric, went out on a limb last week and insinuated that the Obama Administration somehow manipulated  the U.S. employment data for his political benefit. He wrote...

How to tell executives are serious

Reporters spend a lot of time talking to people on background or off-the-record. It’s an important part of the job and a good way to make sure you’re getting the full story. Even if...

Earnings predicted to be crappy again

Despite the better-than-expected jobs numbers last week, most analysts are predicting an across the board drop in corporate earnings this quarter. From a Bloomberg story: Third-quarter profits and sales for the Standard & Poor’s 500...

Cooking the books?

Last week’s drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8 percent from 8.1 percent seemed like good news no matter which side of the political spectrum you’re on. Or was it? Several influential business leaders...