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Koch brothers eye Tribune Co.

Koch Industries, controlled by billionaires Charles and David of the same name, is now looking to expand their reach to the media, something new for the conglomerate. Here’s the story from the New York...

Stocks drop after earnings reports

Remember when the market was peaking? Well, it seems that all that optimism on corporate performance was misplaced. Several companies have reported earnings that missed analysts estimates, prompting investors to pair back exposure to...

IMF warns on monetary policy

The International Monetary Fund issued a report warning to finance ministers cautioning against continued stimulus. Here’s the story from the Financial Times:  Extraordinarily loose monetary policy risks sparking credit bubbles that threaten to tip...

I cover hedge funds, not skin cream

For public relations professionals, building strong relationships with reporters is the best way to collaborate on story ideas. However, PR pros are occasionally tasked with getting exposure in a completely new area, one in...

Housing poised for more gains?

There were a couple of stories out Tuesday about housing and its current state. While seeming unrelated, together they help readers make a prediction about which way the market will go. The first story...

Dish makes offer for Sprint

In a fun turn of events for technology reporters and Wall Street, Dish Network decided to put together a $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel, offering a competing bid to Japanese Softbank’s. Here are...

Nike searching for advertising glory

The New York Times analyzed Nike’s recent fall from the top of the advertising file in an interesting story Sunday. After the misstep congratulating Tiger Woods on regaining golf’s top spot, Nike is searching...

Covering banking and regulations

There were two similar stories in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on Thursday about the complexity of large financial firms and what they’re doing to simplify their structures. The Journal...