Talking Biz News

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 27, 2013

Some of Friday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal BlackBerry posts a loss as phones go unsold, by Will Connors McDonald’s to offer alternatives to fries, sodas, by Julie Jargon Bloomberg Urine spills staining...

Wal-Mart vs. Bloomberg News

Wal-Mart is cutting inventory according to a story by Bloomberg, sending the company’s stock price down. But are they? Wal-Mart denied the story, making it hard to decipher the truth. Here’s the beginning of...

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 26, 2013

Some of Thursday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Firms drop, rather than upgrade, cheapest health plans, by Scott Thurm Penney stock at 13-year low, by Suzanne Kapner and Serena Ng Bloomberg Messi in...

Fannie Mae tries to win investors

Bond investors have another sale to weigh as Fannie Mae is planning an offering. According to The Wall Street Journal, the securities will get their value from a pool of mortgages the company acquired...

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 25, 2013

Some of Wednesday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal M.B.A. applications rebound, by Melissa Korn Applied Materials to acquire Tokyo Electron, by Daisuke Wakabayashi, Kana Inagaki and Don Clark Bloomberg Amazon unveils faster Kindle...

High-speed traders’ advantages

Talking about high-speed trading may be complicated, meaning that much of the coverage is done by larger news outlets and not picked up in local business news. But it’s important for investors and day...

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 24, 2013

Some of Tuesday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Blackberry strikes preliminary go-private deal for $4.7 billion, by Will Connors Chrysler feud triggers IPO filing, by Christina Rogers Bloomberg Shippers poised to return to...

Chrysler files for IPO

Chrysler Group filed for an initial public offering on Monday after its majority owner and employee union couldn’t reach a valuation. Fiat would like to own the company outright, but needs to placate the...

Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 23, 2013

Some of Monday’s top business stories: Wall Street Journal Blackberry makes risky bet on services, by Ryan Knutson, Clint Boulton and Will Connors Netflix makes some history with showing at Emmys, by Amol Sharma...