Talking Biz News

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...

What the income gap really means

I was reading a piece on Bloomberg.com Tuesday about the rising gap between rich (read executives) and lower earnings (read workers.) The numbers are staggering. From Peter Robinson’s story: The 1.2 million households whose...