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Nov 17, 2011 1:37PM ET
Nepotism and wealth go together according to a study published in the Journal of Labor Economics.
Nov 17, 2011 9:05AM ET
Initial unemployment benefits claims have dropped again, this time to 388,000, down from last week's 393,000, according to the Department of Labor's numbers this morning.
Nov 16, 2011 4:41PM ET
Around the same time he was voicing support for Occupy Wall Street, Malcolm Gladwell participated in a speaking tour to help Bank of America win new small business customers.
Nov 16, 2011 12:16PM ET
Neville Thurlbeck, the former News of the World chief reporter at the center of the phone hacking scandal — the man holding the smoking gun, so to speak — picked a curious moment to stand up for News Corp.'s top executives.
Nov 16, 2011 11:10AM ET
In ridiculous sounding lawsuits of the day: Village Voice Media is suing Time Out New York for using the phrase "Best of NYC" on the cover of its November 3 issue.
Nov 16, 2011 10:43AM ET
The NYPD's treatment of journalists covering its raid on Occupy Wall Street on Tuesday has been criticized not only be news outlets and press watchdog groups but by the top New York City officials.
Nov 16, 2011 6:55AM ET
The U.S. Postal Service lost $5 billion last year and would have lost double that amount if the government hadn't stepped in to give them a break on pension payments.
Nov 15, 2011 4:04PM ET
Confirming the rumors, The New York Times dining editor Pete Wells will take over the post of restaurant critic, replacing the outgoing Sam Sifton, the paper announced internally today.
Nov 15, 2011 2:00PM ET
That's William Shatner beneath those computer-generated flames.
Nov 15, 2011 8:24AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Breen on America's big banks.
Nov 15, 2011 7:45AM ET
The MSNBC host vents on his hatred for Wikipedia and his faith in the staying power of liberal talk radio
Nov 14, 2011 5:11PM ET
In depressing economic news of the day: The U.S. will more likely than not experience another recession in early 2012.
Nov 14, 2011 4:35PM ET
Newsweek Daily Beast executive editor Edward Felsenthal became the third high-level hire to leave the company in the span of a few hours, a grim sign that chaos still rules at the magazine-web hybrid.
Nov 14, 2011 2:36PM ET
At least one airline is getting its comeuppance for those hours-long, pre-liftoff runway waits that have passengers scratching their heads while they sit on the tarmac.
Nov 14, 2011 2:30PM ET
Last week, CNN sacked over 50 staffers, many of them camera-lugging photojournalists, in part because it will lean more heavily on its citizen journalism outfit iReport for more, better content.
Nov 14, 2011 12:26PM ET
After facing a losing a reported $30 million in 2010, the Newsweek Daily Beast Company is replacing publisher Ray Chelstowski with former CBS Interactive executive Eric Danetz. Update: Also out is managing editor Tom Weber. Update 2: And now, it's longtime Tina Brown deputy Edward Felsenthal, most recently executive editor, who is out.
Nov 14, 2011 12:20PM ET
As the Occupy movement perseveres and Google's stock price continues to skyrocket, it's no surprise that American youth don't want to work at investment banks.
Nov 14, 2011 12:18PM ET
Big banks in the U.S. have found a clever way to respond to the hullabaloo over the new debit-card fees some of them proposed and then had to walk back: charge new fees, but call them something else.
Nov 14, 2011 10:37AM ET
The Fox News anchor talks Twitter and how she snagged the first post-scandal Herman Cain interview
Nov 13, 2011 12:28PM ET
The New York Times examines the ethic of Mitt Romney, businessman, through the lens of a private equity deal from the early 1990s.
Nov 12, 2011 2:49PM ET
Just a few months ago, the giant retailer was filing lawsuits and dropping affiliates to combat states trying to charge online sales tax. Now, Amazon is on board.
Nov 11, 2011 5:50PM ET
CNN is passing out pink slips in their DC, New York, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles offices following a three-year long review of the company's workflow.
Nov 11, 2011 5:02PM ET
The New York Times has published an interactive feature that doubles as Rosetta Stone lessons for continent-hopping businessmen, with a very 21st-century piece in the World section on the pronunciation and meanings of Western brand names in Chinese.
Nov 11, 2011 4:37PM ET
Robert Crumb has revealed the politically charged New Yorker cover over which he quit over a year and a half ago, making The New Yorker look cowardly for rejecting his controversial image.
Nov 11, 2011 1:01PM ET
The other shoe dropped in the MF Global bankruptcy after the company fired 1,066 of its employees today.
Nov 11, 2011 10:57AM ET
The latest hot rumor from The New York Times dining desk is that Pete Wells, the paper's dining editor, is going to take over permanently for Sam Sifton.
Nov 11, 2011 9:25AM ET
It only took him three tries, but after 12 years, the legendary media blogger and journalism evangelist Jim Romenesko is finished with the Poynter Institute.
Nov 10, 2011 6:35PM ET
Zynga doesn't think there's anything wrong with forcing certain employees to give up their soon-to-be-very valuable stock options.
Nov 10, 2011 4:41PM ET
Everybody made fun of The Los Angeles Times when they hired a former General Mills executive as CEO, which was the right thing to do since he ran the company into the ground with his zany ideas.
Nov 10, 2011 4:29PM ET
Just over a month after Steve Jobs's death, some of the companies that manufactured his iconic outfit are warming to the idea of cashing in on the affiliation.