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Deadline Club names business reporting finalists

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Crain’s Cleveland names McIntyre its new editor

Elizabeth McIntyre is the new editor of Crain’s Cleveland Business. Jay Miller of Crain’s Cleveland writes, “She replaces Mark Dodosh, who joined Crain’s as managing editor in June 1985 and was named More »


Talking Biz News Today — Feb. 26, 2014


Wednesday’s top stories:

Home Depot

Home Depot sees Christmas in the Spring


The world’s largest home improvement chain is doing some work on its own bottom line. After reporting sales less than analysts expected, Home Depot is banking on higher demand after winter storms and premium products to increase the bottom line.


Talking Biz News Today — Feb. 25, 2014


Tuesday’s top business stories:


HSBC earnings disappoint


Europe’s largest bank fell short of expectations as revenue declined and they didn’t cut enough costs. The economy is begining to recovery but not fast enough for the bank to  meet its targets.


Talking Biz News Today — Feb. 24, 2014


Some of Monday’s top stories:

Comcast Netflix

Comcast and Netflix reach streaming agreement


Netflix is striking deals now to make sure its content will stream without interruption. It reached an agreement with Comcast for an undisclosed amount to directly connect to its network.


Talking Biz News Today — Feb. 21, 2014


Some of Friday’s top stories:


Frankie Flack: Screw biz journalists, I love embargoes


If there’s one things business reporters seem to hate about my kind, it’s the embargo: an agreement to receive information, but sit on it until a specific time. TechCrunch has waged a gleeful war on the practice, and even the august Wall Street Journal  doesn’t like to play the embargo game. So if both ends of the business-press spectrum hate the embargo, there must be an open-and-shut case against us sneaky flacks, right?

Energy Future Holdings

Energy Future Holdings may file for bankruptcy


Energy Future Holdings, formerly known as TXU, is likely to file for bankruptcy court protection. The company was part of one of the biggest leveraged buyouts in history, and the news will likely tarnish the idea of large deals.


Talking Biz News Today — Feb. 20, 2014


Some of Thursday’s top stories: