Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Jan 12, 2012 8:49AM ET
Thanks to layoffs of seasonal workers, claims for unemployment benefits are up this week as the U.S. Department of Labor reported a weekly increase of 24,000.
Jan 12, 2012 7:19AM ET
Political attacks on Mitt Romney and his old day job have divided the normally pro-business Republican Party and are giving most Americans their first look at the mysterious world of private equity.
Jan 11, 2012 2:46PM ET
Mimosa fans beware: the Federal Drug Administration won't be allowing any orange juice into the country until it can properly screen the imports for traces of a banned fungicide.
Jan 11, 2012 2:00PM ET
Having a television crew document the "biggest job interview of [your] young life" sounds absolutely horrifying at first, but it seems that if you do even halfway well, the prospective boss pretty much has to hire you or she looks like an insane person (or worse).
Jan 11, 2012 1:38PM ET
With rumors circulating of impending layoffs this morning, Business Insider confirms that 5 to 6 percent of the Gilt Groupe's workforce is going to be let go.
Jan 11, 2012 12:34PM ET
The already rocky handover of the New York Times Regional Media Group to its new owner, Halifax Media Holdings, isn't getting any smoother with news that the bosses want re-hired employees to sign potentially illegal non-compete agreements.
Jan 11, 2012 11:52AM ET
President Obama spoke today after meeting with business leaders to discuss "insourcing," the administration's new buzzword for bringing jobs to America.
Jan 11, 2012 10:53AM ET
The future of broadcast television isn't the only thing at stake in the Supreme Court's case weighing the constitutionality of "indecency" rules governing prime-time television—a ruling could also affect radio censorship.
Jan 11, 2012 8:53AM ET
Fannie Mae's CEO has said he'll step down as soon as the company finds a successor. He can afford a little downtime, considering he made about $5.6 million in 2010, according to his Forbes profile.
Jan 10, 2012 5:55PM ET
Following news that The Huffington Post's one-time tech wizard would be leaving the company in March, new details are emerging about his new plan to work with his old colleagues on a startup project.
Jan 10, 2012 3:51PM ET
Martin Peretz and company are reportedly thinking of selling The New Republic, and the list of suitors sure is diverse.
Jan 10, 2012 2:13PM ET
The latest effort to discredit Jodi Kantor's new book The Obamas suggests that critics of the White House tome are grasping at straws to impugn its veracity.
Jan 10, 2012 11:51AM ET
The Huffington Post is losing its top editor, as Nico Pitney prepares to depart the company to be with his wife in California.
Jan 10, 2012 11:09AM ET
Those little blue checks don't come cheap if you aren't a household name.
Jan 10, 2012 11:01AM ET
Orange juice concentrate futures are shooting up right now, thanks to news that traces of a fungicide banned in the United States was detected in juice from a brand the FDA didn't name.
Jan 10, 2012 10:06AM ET
Sad news, factory-made baked-good lovers: Hostess, the maker of Twinkies, is filing for bankruptcy -- but it isn't so much because Americans don't find Twinkies delicious anymore.
Jan 10, 2012 9:25AM ET
David Frum's NewsBeast blog launched overnight, and one of his first stories exposed a vast media conspiracy: Journalists eat together.
Jan 10, 2012 9:15AM ET
It may not sound like it, but the news of someone declining to meet with the FBI might actually mean progress in finding that $1.2 billion dollars.
Jan 9, 2012 3:41PM ET
Keith Olbermann is accusing Gawker of getting burned by a source who rattled off a tirade against the embattled Current host's "rage, outbursts and bad suits."
Jan 9, 2012 2:15PM ET
At an executive-studded keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, AT&T unveiled a very unexpected new initiative: an Apple-like, HTML5-powered app store.
Jan 9, 2012 11:06AM ET
Just a couple hours after its premier, CBS's new morning show is swimming in the warm, comforting words of glowing reviews.
Jan 9, 2012 10:08AM ET
Keith Olbermann looks like he's made nice with his bosses at Current for now, but his war with The New York Times is scrappy as ever.
Jan 9, 2012 10:04AM ET
After hiring a serious journalist in Ben Smith as its editor-in-chief, BuzzFeed is getting a serious amount of money to back up his effort in churning out serious journalism from the site that got famous from aggregating LOLcats.
Jan 9, 2012 9:05AM ET
We heard murmurs late last year that pay at Wall Street firms will be way down for 2011 -- and now, as banks are finalizing their end-of-year bonuses, we're getting indication that the cuts will be pretty drastic.
Jan 6, 2012 5:59PM ET
Twitter sort of exploded on Friday when a tweet purportedly from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman suggesting that his paper drop fellow columnist Thomas Friedman. It turned out to be a fake, and the real Krugman isn't happy about the Twitter shenanigans.
Jan 6, 2012 5:46PM ET
Thanks to mammoth mortgage lender Bank of America not paying its mortgage on its Atlanta headquarters, the Bank of America Plaza now faces foreclosure.
Jan 6, 2012 4:50PM ET
Every week we're taking a tally of who's getting heard, what they're saying, and why it matters. This week: NBC scores big with a Facebook partnership, Nike sells shoes and BMW releases a special edition.