Today's Five Best Columns
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Mar 9, 2012 1:38PM ET
While we're excited that Apple's decided to expand its operations in the United States, it's very difficult not to be cynical about the details.
Mar 9, 2012 10:07AM ET
The Romney campaign's new effort to woo reporters -- sometimes with booze -- might be coming a bit too late. On Friday The New York Times explores the striking similarity between Mitt Romney and George H. W. Bush, while Politico notes how much Romney has in common with Bob Dole.
Mar 9, 2012 8:49AM ET
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the economy added 227,000 news jobs in February, while private sector payrolls increased by 233,000. Those strong numbers beat expectations analysts had predicted.
Mar 9, 2012 8:24AM ET
The two biggest soda companies in the U.S. say that it isn't the possible cancer link in an additive that's causing them modify their manufacturing process--it's the cancer warning they'd have to put on their packaging that actually changed their minds.
Mar 9, 2012 5:32AM ET
Chris Hughes, the fortunate Harvard roommate of Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, is the new owner, publisher, and editor-in-chief of The New Republic.
Mar 8, 2012 5:20PM ET
It's another week, and another 25 banks have joined the Facebook's initial public offering party, bringing the grand total of financial backers to 31.
Mar 8, 2012 4:50PM ET
We're starting to think that Apple is nothing but a big, rich bully.
Mar 8, 2012 11:37AM ET
Some say that by devoting her entire Thursday column to the tale of Mitt Romney driving to Canada with his dog on the roof of the car, The New York Times's Gail Collins has finally (finally) found the line past which readers would no longer tolerate her many mentions of the story. But don't underestimate the persistence of Seamus: This old dog still has some bite.
Mar 8, 2012 9:03AM ET
Heightening the anticipation for Friday's official report on the unemployment rate, the weekly figure for those claiming jobless benefits for the first time rose by 8,000 on Thursday -- its highest rate in five weeks.
Mar 8, 2012 8:37AM ET
The Justice Department's warning to Apple about the company's apparent collusion with publishers on e-book pricing couldn't have been better timed.
Mar 7, 2012 4:21PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week:
Mar 7, 2012 2:16PM ET
Perhaps in an effort to exorcise some of the "ghosts" from its newsroom, The Washington Post reportedly offered New York Times managing editor Richard Berke the managing editor position it's had open since late January, but he turned it down.
Mar 7, 2012 2:16PM ET
Last week Bloomberg offered some competition to Forbes' annual billionaires lists with its own daily "Bloomberg Billionaires Index," so when the original wealth-ranker released its "World's Billionaires" feature today, it felt like déjà vu.
Mar 7, 2012 11:12AM ET
Ghosts in the Newsroom [Vanity Fair]
Mar 7, 2012 10:37AM ET
After James Murdoch's resignation from News International, new revelations ranging from the attempted suicides of staffers to an executive-level conspiracy against the police are adding a macabre layer to an already twisted story.
Mar 7, 2012 9:05AM ET
The ADP national employment report shows the U.S. economy added 216,000 private-sector jobs from January to February, up from 173,000 from December to January and providing a preview for the official February employment report on Friday.
Mar 6, 2012 5:14PM ET
We hate to spoil your spring, but all of that positive progress the stock market made toward getting the Dow Jones Industrial Average breaking 13,000 seems a little premature after the bottom fell out on Tuesday.
Mar 6, 2012 2:52PM ET
In an economic indicator many of us can use, a report says more people see the employment market as strong enough to quit their crappy, go-nowhere jobs than have in years.
Mar 6, 2012 2:42PM ET
Now that over a dozen companies have bailed on Rush Limbaugh after he called Sandra Fluke a "slut" on air, a couple of new companies are swooping in to buy up that abandoned air time.
Mar 6, 2012 12:53PM ET
What's next for Watson, the most famous Jeopardy! contestant in recent years? A job on Wall Street, of course. His first client is Citigroup, for which he will analyze customer needs and process data.
Mar 6, 2012 12:43PM ET
Even after plotting Square's year-long growth on a "sexy growth curve," Splat F's Dan Frommer is surprised by the company's success -- but he really shouldn't be.
Mar 5, 2012 3:05PM ET
Sure, everybody had fun mocking bankers for complaining about losing their bonuses last week, but the high-finance types just got some legitimately troubling job news: A new estimate from a New York City budget watchdog says bonuses on the street fell by 25 percent, and lots of layoffs are just around the corner.
Mar 5, 2012 10:18AM ET
Bloomberg seems very excited about its newfangled "Bloomberg Billionaires Index" which, like Forbes' "The World's Billionaire List" before it, serves mainly as a reminder of how much money you don't have.
Mar 5, 2012 10:00AM ET
When Andrew Breitbart died last week, he was rumored to be working on some hot stories that would embarrass Barack Obama and the left so badly some suggested darkly that the right-wing muckraker might have been assassinated.
Mar 2, 2012 3:50PM ET
It's hard not to make a cheesy pun about Facebook friending practically all of the major banks on Wall Street for its upcoming mammoth of an initial public offering.
Mar 2, 2012 11:19AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Mar 2, 2012 11:01AM ET
The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek have differing views on how far Twitter has come, the Journal still seeing it as an immature start-up and Businessweek arguing it is all grown up.
Mar 2, 2012 10:23AM ET
Sleep Train became the first advertiser to drop Rush Limbaugh over his recent tasteless comments about women and contraception, but if a growing Twitter campaign to boycott his advertisers is any indication, it won't be the last.
Mar 2, 2012 9:18AM ET
The answer would be around $900 million.
Mar 2, 2012 9:16AM ET
Though you wouldn't know it from picking up some British newspapers today, the fact that one-time News Corp. editor Rebekah Brooks was loaned a retired police horse wasn't that a big deal.