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You know it’s a slow business news day . . .

You know it’s a slow business news day . . .

When “My Sister Wants to Borrow Money” is a major national headline for CNN: Just fires you up to click “More Headlines” to find out more world-changing news. How about, “My Dog Eats from the Cat Box” or “My Computer Crashed.” Here’s a a screen shot of the CNN site. This is right up there [...]

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The Roundup August 11

You don’t become a billionaire by thinking “free” is a great way to make money. “Quality journalism is not cheap, and an industry that gives away its content is simply cannibalizing its ability to produce good reporting,” Murdoch said during a call with analysts and reporters. The Wall Street Journal, which he owns, is one [...]

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The Roundup July 28

The Roundup July 28

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Remodelers are taking half what they did a year ago or selling their businesses at a significant loss. Just in case you thought it was a good idea to start a home remodeling business . . . (but it is a good idea to get your home [...]

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The Roundup July 25 & 26: A week of losers

The Roundup July 25 & 26: A week of losers

What this place needs is a good copy of Stephen Robbins . . . or a riot. Chen Guojun General manager of Jianlong Steel, about to acquire state-owned Tonghua Iron & Steel, gets some pretty hard sensitivity training by Tonghua employees for being high-handed, highly paid, and threatening to lay off everyone whose name is [...]

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The Biz Roundup January 1

Let’s start the new year out right. With a bailout. “What we are asking,” said Daniel R. DiMicco, chairman and chief executive of the Nucor Corporation, a giant steel maker, “is that our government deal with the worst economic slowdown in our lifetime through a recovery program that has in every provision a ‘buy America’ [...]

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The Biz Roundup 12-7

Christopher Dodd says Wagoner must go. Barack Obama says it’s time to put an end to decades of “head in the sand” management at GM. GM (Got Money?) replies, “What head? We got a head?” :: In a statement, a GM spokesman said the company “appreciates” Sen. Dodd’s comments but added GM’s employees, dealers, suppliers [...]

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Must-reads for December 3

Let’s do something original and lead with Detroit since every one else seems to be ignoring it. :: “The U.A.W. president, Ron Gettelfinger, said the union would suspend its jobs bank, which requires carmakers to keep paying laid-off employees, and would consider changes to its labor contracts. The union has also agreed, Mr. Gettelfinger said, [...]

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