Talking Biz News

Let the video game wars begin

Zynga founder Mark Pincus is stepping aside as CEO and bringing in Don Mattrick, head of the Xbox division at Microsoft. Interestingly, the two will have a both directly report to the board of...

Investor wrap-ups

The second-quarter wrap stories are trickling in, and the news for investors wasn’t pretty. After the Federal Reserve indicated it might pull back on low interest rates, the decline in some parts of the market...

A Loeb Award winner discusses her stories

Mandy Locke was born and reared in Shelbyville, Tenn., where she started her journalism career as a high school student covering the Tennessee walking horse industry. After graduating from the University of Virginia, she...

Government cuts hit the private sector

The New York Times wrote an interesting story Wednesday about the effects of federal spending cuts on the private sector: Congress’s $85 billion, across-the-board budget cuts may not have brought the economy to a...

This just in, and the rush to publish

In this five-part series, we’ll look at some of the challenges that young business journalists face in today’s media landscape. A common theme running through all five installments is the recognition that avoiding errors...

Bad news for lawyers

The news that mega law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges is laying off many of its associates and cutting pay rocked the corporate world Monday. While layoffs aren’t atypical stories for the business press, as...