Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Jan 6, 2012 2:51PM ET
The now-solo Jim Romenesko recently spoke to New York Times writer Amy Harmon, the by-line behind a recent story about autism that ended up with a surprisingly funny correction appended.
Jan 6, 2012 12:04PM ET
Newsweek/The Daily Beast editor Tina Brown has hired David Frum, the pundit who exiled himself from conservatism, to join her magazine-web mini-empire.
Jan 6, 2012 11:15AM ET
The choir of typically-cautious market analysts reviewing the new jobs report, in which unemployment fell to a three-year low of 8.5 percent, are positively glowing at signs the economy is growing at a fast-than-expected clip.
Jan 6, 2012 9:00AM ET
Louis Freeh, the former director for the FBI, should be quite good at keeping secrets, right? He's representing MF Global as the firm's appointed bankruptcy trustee, and The Wall Street Journal reports that he's doing just that, stymying regulators' hunt for $1.2 billion in customer money.
Jan 6, 2012 8:38AM ET
The U.S. added 200,000 jobs in December, pushing the unemployment rate down to 8.5 percent from 8.6 percent.
Jan 5, 2012 8:38PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your fiveminutes (or less) of attention.
Jan 5, 2012 6:12PM ET
Given her site's controversial history of handling scientific topics, Arianna Huffington's thoughtful and excited-sounding announcement about the new Huffington Post Science section left at least one of the site's new contributors scratching his head a little bit.
Jan 5, 2012 4:21PM ET
Keith Olbermann's become known for pulling other media outlets into the ring when he gets into fights with his former bosses at MSNBC and ESPN, and he's taking The New York Times' Twitter-fueled TV reporter Brian Stelter.
Jan 5, 2012 3:07PM ET
When Rachel Maddow explains why MSNBC leans forward instead of left, she does it wearing hoodies.
Jan 5, 2012 11:36AM ET
It's unclear what will come of the recently publicized spat between Keith Olbermann and Current, but all signs point to a reckoning.
Jan 5, 2012 10:53AM ET
Zooey Deschanel's personal finances leaked, Russell Brand had doubts about marrying Katy Perry, and another Village Voice veteran has been laid off.
Jan 5, 2012 9:57AM ET
Even though we haven't quite found MF Global's $1.2 billion that went missing, Vanity Fair did find out he and his wife Sharon were talking about a château they were about to buy in the South of France.
Jan 5, 2012 9:38AM ET
What the Wall Street Journal calls a "love story" between Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Washington Post CEO Donald Graham sounds more parasitic than the average bromance.
Jan 5, 2012 8:46AM ET
Some 15,000 fewer people filed for unemployment benefits last week than the week before, bringing the total number of people claiming the benefits down to 372,000.
Jan 4, 2012 6:49PM ET
Data nerds will love the latest Grub Street exploration of the economics of gastronomy -- "gastronomics," if you will -- that provides a fascinating portrait of where New York City's 1 percent prefers to dine.
Jan 4, 2012 4:34PM ET
Just over half a year since the company poured millions into hiring him and building a new studio in New York City, Keith Olbermann is butting heads with his superiors at Current.
Jan 4, 2012 3:27PM ET
Colin Myler, one of the most recognizable names from the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, is coming to Gotham to serve as editor-in-chief of the New York Daily News, arch-rival of Rupert Murdoch's New York Post.