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Talking Biz News Today — Oct. 1, 2013

October 1, 2013

Posted by Meredith Hamrick

Some of Tuesday’s top business stories:

Coverage of the Government Shutdown

Government shuts down as Congress misses deadline, by Janet Hook and Kristina Peterson (Wall Street Journal)

U.S. stocks rise as investors weigh shutdown effects, by Sofia Horta e Costa (Bloomberg)

U.S. oversight of financial markets to continue during shutdown, by Clea Benson (Bloomberg)

Pentagon chief says shutdown hurts U.S. credibility with allies, by David Alexander (Reuters)

7 things you won’t have to worry about in a shutdown, by Melanie Hicken (CNNMoney)

Wall Street Journal

Amazon to hire 70,000 workers for the holidays, by Greg Bensinger

Stock investors see slimmer pickings, by Tom Lauricella


Chrysler posts surprise sales gain to extend U.S. streak, by Craig Trudell


Small business borrowing rises in August, slowly, by Ann Saphir


Merck to cut 8,500 more jobs, by Aaron Smith

Tesla: A trap for small investors? by Hibah Yousuf

Today in business journalism

ABC News hires Reuters video editor Norton

Managing change at a business newspaper

Bloomberg News adds currency news product

Florida paper wins top Bartlett & Steele award

Markets react to potential shutdown

Biz journalist Barlett named CUNY dean

Financial Times names Khalaf its foreign editor

Elliott named WSJ’s real-time news special projects editor

Business Insider to invest in long-form journalism

This date in business journalism

2010: Stylebook published for business journalists

2012: CNBC launches new online show on futures market

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