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Talking Biz News Today — Sept. 10, 2013

September 10, 2013

Posted by Meredith Hamrick

Some of Tuesday’s top business stories:

New York Times

Invasive tactic in foreclosures draws scrutiny, by Jessica Silver-Greenberg

Drug deaths threaten rising business of electronic music fests, by Ben Sisario and James C. McKinley Jr.

Wall Street Journal

Icahn throws in the towel in Dell fight, by David Benoit

Managing McKinsey through scandal, by Dennis K. Berman


BofA cuts jobs as mortgage slump ensnares JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, by Hugh Son and Dakin Campbell

IPad-toting doctors fuel publisher profits as paper fades, by Kristen Schweizer


Strong sales in Europe help McDonald’s in August, by Siddharth Cavale and Lisa Baertlein

U.S. small business confidence slips in August, by Lucia Mutikani


Wal-Mart launches smartphone trade-in program ahead of new iPhone, by Julianne Pepitone

10 hard-to-fill jobs, by Wenqian Zhu and Angela Johnson

Today in business journalism

Will housing slow the economic recovery?; Frankie Flack: The little engine of building reputation; Neiman Marcus changing hands; Blodget discusses Business Insider’s history; Arkansas biz journal majority owner purchase remaining stake; Wall Street Journal names new reporters for corporate team; Wall Street Journal editor in Hong Kong headed to PR firm; Women’s business magazine to launch in November.

This date in the history of business journalism

2001: The Newark Star-Ledger becomes first paper to cut printed stock listings in its business section

2007: Some WSJ reporters picketed on Monday

2012: Reuters journalists targeted with PIPs reaches 31


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