Talking Biz News

Looking at retail sales coverage

Happy Valentine’s Day. If you’ve done your part to celebrate the day of love, then you’ve purchased something – flowers, chocolates, a dinner out or Kleenex – and helped bump consumer spending. And that’s...

Investors set to fight Dell

One of Dell’s largest shareholders, T. Rowe Price, has decided its investment in the computer maker is worth more than what its founder and private equity backers have offered. The Wall Street Journal had...

It’s the economy….still

President Barack Obama will deliver his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday night. And yet again, the economy is the over-arching issue to the remarks he’ll make. I wonder if he’s as...

Too much marketing going on

Last week on this blog Dean Rotbart made an impassioned plea for PR people to be more responsive to journalist inquiries. It was a well-written piece, and I fully agree with his points.  In...

Switching to freelance business journalism

Making the switch to freelancing in business journalism was easier than Laura Baverman thought it would be. “I’ve had no problems picking up work,” said Baverman to business journalism students at the University of...

Yet another attempt at consolidation

In yet another attempt at consolidation in the airline industry, American Airlines and U.S. Airways are close to closing a deal to create the biggest U.S. carrier. Despite recent high profile opposition to large...

Falling out of love with Apple

Hedge fund (and poker) star David Einhorn has long been in love with Apple. Until Thursday when the news hit that he’s making a move against the company. Here are the details from the...

Media earnings show state of the industry

Several large media companies reported earnings on Wednesday, highlighting where they were or weren’t making money. For News Corp., the parent company of The Wall Street Journal, income came from one-time gains and a...