Talking Biz News

Apple and Comcast in talks

Streaming television is getting a new competitor. The Wall Street Journal had the internet abuzz Sunday night with a report that Apple is talking to Comcast about a TV service that would bypass the...

Talking Biz News Today — March 21, 2014

The Wall Street Journal Exxon agrees to disclose its ‘carbon risk,’ by Daniel Gilbert U.S. maritime regulator approves mega shipping alliance, by Costas Paris The New York Times ‘The technology is out there,’ but...

Airbnb valued at $10 Billion

Earning a piece of travelers’ wallets is big business, and Airbnb is proving just how lucrative it can be. The company is close to closing funding valuing it at more than $10 billion. Michael...

Yellen makes Federal Reserve debut

Janet Yellen’s debut didn’t say anything out of the ordinary, but apparently, investors didn’t care for her commentary. The Wall Street Journal story by Jon Hilsenrath and Victoria McGrane led with investor reaction to...

Rumors, accuracy and the M&A beat

Only one third of stories written about companies being takeover targets between 2000 and 2011 proved to be accurate, according to research by two business school professors. “Accuracy” was defined by whether the rumored...

The news about women business owners

Colleen DeBaise is a journalist and author covering entrepreneurship. She is currently the director of digital media at The Story Exchange, a nonprofit media organization devoted to covering women business owners, and a contributor...

NY takes aim at high frequency traders

The opaque world of high frequency trading is coming under increasing scrutiny from regulators as the New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he was looking into practices in the space. Andrew R. Johnson...