This week’s top business news — Feb. 9-13, 2015
The repercussions of both Jon Stewart and Brian Williams’ departures from their networks controlled the headlines throughout the week. Thursday’s announcement that American Express and Costco were parting ways rounded out this week’s news.
What follows is a list of what Talking Biz News views to be this week’s top 10 stories.
- Payout to Madoff victims top $7.2 billion, by Jonathan Stempel of Reuters
- Fed’s Fisher to FBN: Central bank went too far in stimulus efforts, by David Asman of Fox Business
- Jon Stewart: ‘You can’t just stay in the same place because it feels like you’ve built a nice house there’, by Richard Feloni of Business Insider
- Brian Williams suspended from NBC for 6 months without pay, by Emily Steel and Ravi Somaiya of The New York Times
- Lions Gate shares soar as John Malone gets a stake, board seat, by Tom Huddleston Jr. of Fortune
- Yelp acquires online food delivery company for $134 million, by Armie Lee and Jaewon Kang of TheStreet
- Amex shares sink on end of Costco exclusivity, by Maggie McGrath of Forbes
- Staples: “Unfortunate” that Obama is attacking a major employer and taxpayer, by Tom Gara and Sapna Maheshwari of BuzzFeed
- Inflation is dead: It’s below 1 percent in the U.S., U.K., Europe, China, and Japan, by Matt O’Brien of The Washington Post
- Consumer sentiment in U.S. retreats from 11-year high: economy, by Bloomberg News