Today's Five Best Columns
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Feb 29, 2012 12:59PM ET
Rupert Murdoch's youngest son is stepping down from the company's British newspaper division as revelations about phone hacking and bribery continue to emerge. Here's a look back at Murdoch's years-long tumble.
Feb 29, 2012 12:23PM ET
In the financial and political world, people care about the Nasdaq hitting 3,000 because people care about the Nasdaq hitting 3,000.
Feb 29, 2012 10:56AM ET
Facebook just debuted timelines for companies and The New York Times', which goes back to the papers founding, is amazing.
Feb 29, 2012 10:14AM ET
Three years after he was busted in a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times investigation, General Barry McCaffery is still stoking fears of Iran on NBC and consulting the network's executives and producers.
Feb 29, 2012 9:24AM ET
James Murdoch has stepped down from his post as executive chairman of News International after a rough bout of testimony before a U.K. parliamentary panel investigating phone hacking and bribery.
Feb 28, 2012 4:39PM ET
It flirted with us all week by rising above and finishing below, but finally The Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed a day of trading above 13,000.
Feb 28, 2012 10:18AM ET
The unemployment news has been so good lately that some may have forgotten we're still in a delicate economic recovery, but Tuesday's disappointing reports on housing prices and durable goods orders serve as a reminder that the economic downturn hasn't turned around yet.
Feb 28, 2012 10:13AM ET
Twitter's new plan to start offering business access to at least the past two years of tweet data reads like an attempt to start generating some revenue for the company.
Feb 27, 2012 5:19PM ET
After months of turmoil, the last of the old school TechCrunch staff is stepping down and handing off the keys to a new set of hands.
Feb 27, 2012 12:19PM ET
After hearing all about the horrible working conditions it takes to make our electronics at Foxconn, Mother Jones' Mac McClelland shows us what it takes to ship those products.
Feb 27, 2012 11:19AM ET
The journalist credited with bringing down U.S. Army General Stanley McChrystal is joining the brave new world of #Fail, #LOL and #OMG.
Feb 27, 2012 11:10AM ET
When Julian Assange took the stage at the Frontline Club in London today, there were 25 media companies' logos behind his back. The New York Times was not one of them.
Feb 27, 2012 9:23AM ET
Raking in far more than other phone hacking victims, singer Charlotte Church snagged a $952,000 settlement with the News International group, the AP reports Monday.
Feb 24, 2012 5:33PM ET
Tension remains high years after shady lending practices at banks pushed America into a recession, and most recently, a class action lawsuit is going after Wells Fargo for allegedly colluding with insurance companies to rip off borrowers.
Feb 24, 2012 4:38PM ET
Three cheers for the Standard & Poor's, whose S&P 500 index closed on Friday at 1,365.74, its highest level since June 2008.
Feb 24, 2012 3:23PM ET
After a short break from daily bad news, AOL's management is once again being needled in public.
Feb 24, 2012 10:28AM ET
With a new in-house consulting firm in the works, Wired U.K. is the latest publication to knock holes in the wall that traditionally stands between editorial and business departments.
Feb 23, 2012 4:40PM ET
Betsy Rothstein's fake trend piece about female reporters using their sexy Twitter pictures for evil would be completely troubling if it weren't riddled with an undercurrent of Internet trolling and mired in the fact that she couldn't find any experts to agree with her.
Feb 23, 2012 4:35PM ET
In an assertive but unsurprising move, the Obama administration threw a road block between Wall Street and some of the world's most prominent organized crime gangs, including a yakuza godfather and his deputy.
Feb 23, 2012 2:55PM ET
As 30 or so protesters rallied for workers' rights outside on Thursday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook led the company's first shareholder meeting since the death of Steve Jobs and, more than once, dropped the F-bomb.
Feb 23, 2012 1:34PM ET
After watching the slow-motion death of snail mail for months, we should know by now that any headline about the U.S. Postal Service is bound to be bad.
Feb 23, 2012 11:53AM ET
The Associated Press has a new logo -- its first in 30 years! -- and it looks much more upright instead of slanting off to the right as the old one did.
Feb 23, 2012 11:39AM ET
As yet another jousting match goes down between a member of the New York City media elite and a Silicon Valley-based blogger dude, we're starting to get concerned that journalists covering the tech industry have no idea what they're doing.
Feb 23, 2012 8:57AM ET
The number of people applying for unemployment insurance last week stayed the same as the week before, which is not a bad place to be since it marks a four-year low.
Feb 22, 2012 6:17PM ET
In 2008, White House Economic Adviser Christina Romer wrote a memo outlining a stimulus package as large as $1.8 trillion, only to have it buried by Chief Economic Adviser Larry Summers. Could it have saved the economy?
Feb 22, 2012 5:43PM ET
Of all economic indicators, this is the one that best illustrates to little kids just how "great" the Great Recession was.
Feb 22, 2012 5:37PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: A&E discovers shooting games, Chrysler rides the Clint Eastwood express and Mattel puts a classic game in a soda can.
Feb 22, 2012 4:58PM ET
Meg Whitman has yet to prove herself, as Hewlett-Packard's Q1 earnings missed expectations, reporting first quarter net revenue of $30.0 billion, down 7% from the prior-year period.
Feb 22, 2012 1:39PM ET
Those in range of Gannett's community newspapers will be sad to learn the publisher will soon erect a paywall around the websites of its 80 small-town titles, while keeping USA Today free online.
Feb 21, 2012 4:24PM ET
Corporations that do business overseas—which frequently involves gifts, baksheesh, and other kinds of behind-the-scenes favors—are wondering just how strictly anti-bribery rules will be enforced.