Liz Hester

Liz Hester

Liz Hester is a former vice president of internal communications at JP Morgan Chase. Before that, Hester was a reporter on the finance team at Bloomberg News, where she covered Wall Street banks and initial public offerings, among other beats. She has a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. Hester will be the primary writer for Talking Biz 2.

Latest Stories by Liz Hester

  • Virtu IPO pulled

    The fall-out from Michael Lewis’s new book on high speed trading was too much for Virtu Financial Inc. The company postponed its initial public offering Thursday. The move came as other recent IPOs have gotten off to rocky starts. Bloomberg had this story by Leslie Picker and Sam Mamudi: Virtu Financial Inc., the high-frequency trader

  • Google has rare stumble

    The company is so ubiquitous that its name is a verb. But being part of the lexicon isn’t a pathway to riches. What’s most interesting about Google’s earnings this quarter is the business media’s portrayal of a 19 percent rise in revenue as a misstep. Rolfe Winkler and Alistair Barr wrote for the Wall Street

  • GM still in the news

    General Motors Co. continues to make headlines as Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra deals with the aftermath of recalls and public relations crises. Last week, two top employees were suspended, while Tuesday there were several more follow-up stories about what’s going on at the automaker. Jeff Bennett wrote for the Wall Street Journal that GM

  • Citigroup beats estimates, vows turnaround

    Citigroup Inc. finally had some good news as earnings beat analysts’ expectations for the quarter. But reporters had many different takes on the overall story. Michael Corkery had this story for the New York Times: Investors and analysts feared the worst from Citigroup, the global bank that has been besieged for months by regulatory problems and

  • Yahoo moves into TV

    Last week, Yahoo announced yet another strategy to win over Internet users – moving into original TV programming. The Wall Street Journal had this story by Mike Shields and Douglas MacMillan: Yahoo Inc. is raising its ambitions in online video, with plans to acquire the kind of original programming that typically winds up on high-end cable-TV