Talking Biz News Today — Jan. 6, 2014

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Some of Monday’s most important stories:

New York Times

JPMorgan Chase nears a $2 billion deal in a case tied to Madoff, by Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Ben Protess

Men’s Wearhouse starts hostile bid for Jos. A. Bank, by Michael J. de la Merced

Reuters

T-Mobile to buy Verizon Wireless spectrum in $3.3 billion deal, by Sinead Carew

U.S. service sector growth slows in December: ISM survey, by Ryan Vlastelica

CNNMoney

Senate set to confirm Yellen as Fed chair, by Annalyn Kurtz

Forbes

The inside story of Snapchat: the world’s hottest app or a $3 billion disappearing act? by J.J. Colao

Bloomberg

Obamacare Medicaid split creates two Americas for poor, by Alex Nussbaum, Alison Vekshin and Gigi Douban

Today in business journalism

Christian Science Monitor and its international business coverage

Quartz hires DeCambre from NY Post

Inside Bisnow Media’s strategy

Editor explains changes to business magazine

Could deflation hit Europe?

This date in business journalism history

2012: WSJ.com head leaving for new job

2013: Forbes launches iPad app

Business journalism birthdays

Jan. 6: Joe Kernen of CNBC