Today's Five Best Columns
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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.
Nov 10, 2011 3:46PM ET
Turns out that practically none of the media reporters that Poynter Institute editor Julie Moos wants to protect from being over-aggregated by Poynter's own lauded and soon-to-be-semi-retired Jim Romenesko feel particularly ripped off.
Nov 10, 2011 1:39PM ET
The ratings service Standard & Poor's sent out an alert on Wednesday announcing it had downgraded France's credit rating -- but the agency hadn't actually downgraded the country, and is blaming a "technical error" for the flub.
Nov 10, 2011 9:15AM ET
After a rough day for markets, there's some mildly optimistic news for the U.S. economy on Thursday morning: initial unemployment benefits claims fell to 390,000, the lowest level in seven months and the second straight week under the magic number of 400,000.
Nov 9, 2011 4:43PM ET
Bankers are promising to cease occupying Mario Batali's restaurants after the chef and restaurateur compared them to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
Nov 9, 2011 4:37PM ET
The Dow dropped 389 points today to close at 11,780, while Nasdaq and S&P saw dives over 3 percent. The weakness is being blamed on Europe "as the realization sank in that Italy now must find a new political regime stable enough to implement painful cutbacks and tax increases."
Nov 9, 2011 4:27PM ET
The "We Are the 99 Percent" ripoff Tumblr craze is spreading, and naturally disgruntled editors and reporters are joining the trend.
Nov 9, 2011 2:28PM ET
Even though there's a Tumblr dedicated to pointing out its questionable headlines, The Huffington Post almost never apologizes for offending people.
Nov 8, 2011 1:03PM ET
If Jon Huntsman's moment in the Republican primary limelight arrives, he will have 46 words and a media-trained woman accusing the nominal frontrunner of groping her to thank.
Nov 8, 2011 9:59AM ET
If we had to pick one brand to represent the values of the Occupy movement — or more broadly, America's disdain for big banks — Walmart would definitely not be it.
Nov 7, 2011 6:39PM ET
Demand Media isn't doing so badly, considering Google tweaked its all-powerful search engine to bury the fruit of the content farm.
Nov 7, 2011 6:36PM ET
The surprise announcement that Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg would make a rare television appearance has sent tech bloggers on furious search for meaning buried in the just-released transcript.