Fuchs: Retail sales coverage all over the place

TheStreet.com’s Marek Fuchs notes that recent coverage of July retail sales data was all over the place, with some business journalism outlets reporting that sales were affected by the hot weather and others stating the complete opposite. Fuchs wrote, “Let’s start at the beginning of the alphabet with the Associated Press. They told us that […]

Loeb finalists named

The finalists for the Loeb Awards, administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, were named in a video conference on Monday by dean Judy D. Olian. There is no press release yet, and I did not catch all of the reporter’s names, but I did get all of the names of the newspapers and […]

Interpreting the new Fed isn't clear yet

With new Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke, the investing world has had to learn how to decpiher his public statements and understand what he, and the Federal Open Market Committee, is saying when it announces its rate decisions. Business journalists, after 17 years of interpreting former chairman Alan Greenspan, now have the same task. […]

Micklethwait named new editor of The Economist

John Micklethwait has been named the new editor of 163-year-old magazine The Economist, replacing Bill Emmott. He starts in the new position immediately. Micklethwait, 43, was appointed the U.S. editor of The Economist in 1999. Before that, he ran the newspaper’s New York bureau for two years, having edited the Business Section of the newspaper […]