Today's Five Best Columns
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Dec 15, 2011 10:08AM ET
In a fairly odd Talent swap, NBC has signed Howard Stern to take Piers Morgan's place at the judging table for America's Got Talent.
Dec 15, 2011 9:29AM ET
The number of people filing for unemployment continues to fall, and this week it hit a 3.5-year low as the fewest people since May 2008 applied for the benefit.
Dec 14, 2011 6:45PM ET
While the Time's Person of the Year has been distracted protesting the financial industry, the salaries of healthcare CEOs have been skyrocketing.
Dec 14, 2011 5:21PM ET
The Players: Jack Shafer, Reuters' media pundit extraordinaire whose job it is to keep journalists and their stories honest ; Henry Blodget, Business Insider's CEO whose site's stories have come under fire for not always being the most honest ones out there.
Dec 14, 2011 4:55PM ET
New York Times media critic David Carr's metaphors for James Murdoch's increasingly hopeless-looking defense are many, but one thing seems clear: Murdoch can't deny much more before his credibility is totally shot.
Dec 14, 2011 4:29PM ET
People in Washington are pretty curious to know just how MF Global (and the rest of the industry it worked in) could lose track of $1.2 billion, but regulators looking into the matter are here to report that they know where the money is, they just aren't telling you.
Dec 14, 2011 12:59PM ET
For the near future George Stephanopoulos will man the ship at ABC's This Week but rumor has it the position isn't permanent and the network is considering at least four other journalists to anchor the public affairs show longterm.
Dec 14, 2011 12:28PM ET
People seem summarily upset that Time decided to go with another catch-all Person of the Year -- it's "The Protester" this year in case you haven't heard -- but that's the point.
Dec 14, 2011 10:36AM ET
Right before a commercial break on today's Morning Joe, MSNBC's camera innocently panned to Chuck Todd and David Gregory to plug the show's next segment, and bam! we get Todd's one-fingered salute to someone off camera.
Dec 14, 2011 9:30AM ET
Proving that $1.2 billion is actually really difficult to find, the Justice Department and news outlets are clinging to testimony from a fourth-hand witness saying that Jon Corzine knows where that MF Global money went.
Dec 13, 2011 7:18PM ET
Christiane Amanpour wasn't made for the Beltway world but her year-and-a-half stint on ABC's This Week was a refreshing departure from the typical Sunday humdrum.
Dec 13, 2011 4:00PM ET
The Los Angeles Times just announced in a company-wide memo that Russ Stanton is stepping down as editor; managing editor Davan Maharaj will step up into the paper's top newsroom job.
Dec 13, 2011 2:36PM ET
After only 18 months, ABC global news superstar Christine Amanpour is stepping down from her post as the anchor of This Week -- George Stephanopoulos will return to the role -- and launching a global affairs show at her old channel, CNN.
Dec 13, 2011 2:35PM ET
The Federal Open Market Committee announced Tuesday that the economy is improving well enough that it will leave interest rates unchanged and avoid any quantitative easing, so everyone carry on.
Dec 13, 2011 2:14PM ET
A leaked Associated Press memo offers a refreshingly candid assessment of how the 165-year-old wire service continues to struggle in navigating the increasingly tech-driven, real-time media landscape of the 21st-century.
Dec 13, 2011 8:05AM ET
Cartoonist Ben Sargent on America's missing middle class.
Dec 12, 2011 6:00PM ET
In a post about the rules surrounding e-mail access for prisoners, Dealbook reporter Peter Lattman flags a weird auto-reply from Michael Kimelman, a hedge fund trader who got caught up in Raj Rajaratnam's big insider trading scandal
Dec 12, 2011 4:36PM ET
It's a pretty good sign that your company is doing well if its three top executives own eight jets between them, as Google's does.
Dec 12, 2011 3:09PM ET
On the same day that Google ran a microchip-themed Doodle to commemorate the 84th birthday of its late founder Robert Noyce, Intel announced that a supply shortage due to widespread flooding in Thailand would cost the company about a billion dollars in revenue in the fourth quarter.
Dec 12, 2011 2:46PM ET
After speeding towards the precipice of total failure, AT&T won a little victory in its controversial quest to merge with T-Mobile by winning a federal judge's permission to delay the court case until next year.
Dec 12, 2011 1:14PM ET
News that Roger Ailes is shopping an autobiography around to publishers is leading to speculation that he may step down from his post as head of Fox News after the 2012 election.
Dec 12, 2011 12:36PM ET
Buzzfeed co-founder Jonah Peretti played it pretty coy when we tracked him down to ask about how he lured veteran blogger Ben Smith startled to lead a new team of scoop-hungry journalists at fun-machine BuzzFeed.
Dec 12, 2011 10:55AM ET
It might be a turbulent time for the news-biz, but the media hasn't altogether abandoned perks for its employees, and after surveying the snack offering in newsrooms, tasty treats can say a lot about a company's priorities.
Dec 12, 2011 10:08AM ET
As Zynga gears up for its $925 million initial public offering on December, the wave of mini-profiles on the company's hyper competitive, hard-nosed founder Mark Pincus are a little less than flattering.
Dec 12, 2011 8:02AM ET
Cartoonist Tony Auth shows us the money.
Dec 12, 2011 7:30AM ET
BuzzFeed, which has spent its life building an encyclopedia of other people's greatest Web hits, has hired away one of the key reporters from the website Politico, to be its new editor-in-chief and build their own original news division. Smith, who was one of the first hires at Politico five years ago, said there are plans to hire a dozen more reporters.
Dec 10, 2011 10:22AM ET
Go to a store, scan an item with your phone, then order it for less from Amazon. See why small retailers hate this idea?
Dec 9, 2011 6:10PM ET
Each Friday we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters.
Dec 9, 2011 5:21PM ET
Rachel Maddow's chic eyewear and urbane demeanor may not evoke the image of a lifelong truck owner but the doyenne of cable news still has a few surprises up her sleeve.
Dec 9, 2011 3:50PM ET
On Wednesday and Thurday night, Occupy Princeton protesters visited information sessions for J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, respectively.