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Talking Biz News Today — Aug. 16, 2013

August 16, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Here is what business journalists are focusing on Friday as their top stories:

Wall Street Journal top headlines:

Disney takes new stab at video games, by Ben Fritz

Sony grabs lead in race for Internet pay TV, by Amol Sharma and Shalini Ramachandran

Financial Times top headlines:

UBS poised to buy toxic asset fund, by James Shotter

SEC bars Conrad Black from directorships, by Henry Mance

Bloomberg News top headlines:

U.S. stocks fluctuate as investors weigh housing data, by Alex Barinka and Alexis Xydias

American Airlines-US Air block sends ripples through deals market, by Chelsey Dulaney and Beth Williams

Reuters top headlines:

Icahn seeks to fast track his Dell lawsuit, by Dave Warner

U.S. housing starts rise in July but miss forecasts, by Lucia Mutikani

CNNMoney top headlines:

Shrimp shortage leads to record high prices, by Annalyn Kurtz

Facebook testing one-click checkout for mobile shopping, by Julianne Pepitone

New York Times top headlines:

Easy credit dries up, choking growth in China, by Keith Bradsher

Vermont sisters with roots in news embrace small-town newspapers, by Christine Haughney

This date in business journalism:

2012:  Tess Vigeland, the host of the “Marketplace Money” radio show, announces she is stepping down.

2008: The Wall Street Journal begins a search for a new advertising agency.

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