Talking Biz News

G-7 avoids confrontation with Japan

While all the international conferences on money may seem a bit over-covered and like they don’t have much influence, each business news outlet tends to focus on different parts of their talks. It’s important...

Abelson could move stock prices

The writer who critiqued Wall Street and companies the most during the last 30 years of the 20th century was Alan Abelson of Barron’s, whose death at age 87 was announced on Thursday. While...

Reflecting on one year in business journalism

Jessica Seaman covers energy, Dillard’s Inc., Windstream Corp. and Acxiom Corp. for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She joined the Democrat-Gazette in May 2012 after graduating from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s...

What’s wrong with Windows 8?

Microsoft executives were unusually candid with reporters about the growing pains of it new Windows 8 operating system. As always when a large company’s future is being staked on a specific product, it’s progress...

Mortgages are back in the news again

There were several stories Monday featuring Bank of America and the continued legal battles about the role the firm played in the mortgage meltdown. On the positive side, the bank entered into a settlement agreement...

The latest on Fannie and Freddie

With the nomination of North Carolina representative Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, coverage of the agency and where it is heading was back...