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Jan 19, 2012 10:28AM ET
Since the Republican primary got occupied, we've gotten a chance to see some of the nifty things you can do to protect your wealth if you're as rich as Mitt Romney.
Jan 19, 2012 9:06AM ET
The weekly measure of those applying for unemployment benefits is back to a steady decline, dropping 50,000 last week to 352,000 — its lowest level since April 2008.
Jan 19, 2012 8:51AM ET
After months of testimony and legal wrangling, Rupert Murdoch's News International decided on Thursday to go ahead and settle 36 high-profile phone-hacking cases at once, getting the attendant publicity out of the way in one swoop.
Jan 19, 2012 7:14AM ET
Yesterday's internet-wide protest may not have killed Congress's anti-piracy efforts completely, but a lot of legislators (including some co-sponsors) suddenly can't run away from the bills fast enough.
Jan 19, 2012 5:31AM ET
Kodak officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy late last night, ending recent speculation that the iconic camera and film company with a history going back more than 130-years was doomed.
Jan 18, 2012 12:02PM ET
Just about every financial measure shot up on Wednesday's news that the International Monetary Fund was looking for an extra half a trillion dollars to lend to its members in need.
Jan 18, 2012 10:27AM ET
Anne Sinclair has been named editor of the Huffington Post's French franchise, and though she's an experienced journalist, a lot of her French colleagues think she gave up that mantle when she defended her husband, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, last year.
Jan 18, 2012 4:57AM ET
Wikipedia, Google, and Craigslist are leading today's Internet protest march by changing their home pages in defiance of the SOPA and Protect IP bills.
Jan 17, 2012 6:03PM ET
The Associated Press released a shiny new set of social media guidelines on Tuesday, a sure sign that one of the world's oldest media organizations is making moves to keep up with the times.
Jan 17, 2012 4:49PM ET
Today in sports: father of the "Greatest Show on Turf" offense says he's done coaching football, the University of Miami will no longer let donors buy players "occasional meals," and Tim Tebow will not be a guest analyst for CBS this weekend.
Jan 17, 2012 4:10PM ET
In a live chat Tuesday, Daily Beast blogger Andrew Sullivan says he's okay with the controversial headline Newsweek editors put on his cover story critique of President Obama's critics.
Jan 17, 2012 3:36PM ET
After a relatively significant cyber security breach at the websites for the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and El Al websites, a Israeli hacker crew using the name IDF-TEAM retaliated by bringing down the website for the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange.
Jan 17, 2012 11:51AM ET
Today in books: Christopher Hitchens final memoir will be published simultaneously in the U.K. and U.S., a modest proposal to help authors make more money, and the "Jefferson Bible" will be back in print next month.
Jan 16, 2012 2:29PM ET
Newsbeast Editor Tina Brown rightly tweeted this morning that "Andrew Sullivan has lit up the web," with his Newsweek cover story, "Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?" But an ad hominem cover line is better for creating heat than light.
Jan 16, 2012 2:06PM ET
Further contributing to the notion that owners and management are no friend to journalists at the Tribune company, the Chicago Tribune has announced a new round of voluntary buyouts in its newsroom.
Jan 16, 2012 8:25AM ET
The productivity guru shares his media diet and reveals some handy tips for combatting writer's block
Jan 13, 2012 7:20PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters.
Jan 13, 2012 1:25PM ET
Proving that politicians attempting to speak a foreign language will never not be funny, a new Twitter account parodying Mitt Romney's French skills follows up on Newt Gingrich's bizarrely off-topic attack ad on his Francophone rival.
Jan 13, 2012 12:06PM ET
A company organizational chart revealed to a New York Times employee that the people who once reported to ex-CEO Janet Robinson now report directly to Michael Golden, Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s cousin who's rumored to be up for Robinson's job, according to Jim Romenesko.
Jan 13, 2012 10:43AM ET
Everybody knows Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation made a mistake buying Myspace, and now Murdoch himself has copped to the bad judgment on Twitter, one of the new breed of social media platforms that arose from Myspace's obsolete bag of emoticons. Oh, the irony!
Jan 13, 2012 9:28AM ET
It turns out the people in charge of running the U.S. economy thought, in 2006, that the housing market (which was faltering even then) was going to be just fine and wouldn't affect the rest of the economy at all.
Jan 13, 2012 4:47AM ET
Apple has called a halt to all iPhone sales in China after huge crowds disrupted the launch of the iPhone 4S in Beijing. And now there's video.
Jan 12, 2012 6:19PM ET
Despite part-owner Martin Peretz recently saying his opinion magazine is not for sale, a reported suitor of The New Republic is very intriguing: Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes.
Jan 12, 2012 3:21PM ET
The Microsoft CEO has come a long way from his screaming "monkey boy" days.
Jan 12, 2012 1:26PM ET
Journalist flooded Twitter with side-splitting remarks about New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane's latest column, (provocatively?) wondering in the headline, "Should The Times Be a Truth Vigilante?"
Jan 12, 2012 12:18PM ET
Remember last year when everybody flipped out about how the astoundingly huge holiday sales figures proved that the U.S. economy was leaning into a bullish comeback?
Jan 12, 2012 10:46AM ET
There's nothing like a little slapstick to liven up a newscast (or anything, really), so we were delighted to come across this YouTube video of a cameraman just going lens-down on the pavement during an interview.
Jan 12, 2012 10:45AM ET
Jodi Kantor, New York Times correspondent and author of White House behind-the-scenes tome The Obamas, acknowleged that people are out to portray Michelle Obama's as an "Angry Black Woman," but it's just not in her book.
Jan 12, 2012 9:56AM ET
After months of waiting, a former News of the World editor 'fessed up to a doozy of a crime: he told one of his reporters to bribe a prison guard and "chuck her some more money later" if need be.
Jan 12, 2012 9:13AM ET
Encouraged by his hypothetical lead in South Carolina over third-place New Hampshire finisher Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney-spurred Republican ennui, Stephen Colbert might just announce his bid for presidency tonight.