Monthly Archives: November 2008

Will Murdoch Soon Own the Times?

Michael Wolff, author of the “The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch,” believes the News Corp. CEO will soon make a bid for The New York Times. Much like Murdoch’s, arguably, hostile takeover of … Continue reading

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Lighting northern lights

While the rest of the country saw bleak economic tidings this November, Montanans got good news.  A Presidential Permit was issued for a first-ever energy line between Montana in the U.S. and Alberta, in Canada.  Within a year or two, … Continue reading

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The Fight is On

First Nike abandoned its position in the swimwear industry. Now Adidas says it may be next. But the company isn’t going down without a fight. Recent reports say that Adidas wants “fair and professional” rules and approval processes brought into … Continue reading

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Beer Synergy

When Marcel Telles, now one of the directors on the the board of ABInbev, became the CEO of the Brazilian beer brand Brahma in 1989, he knew very little about beer. He decided he needed a benchmark, a model to … Continue reading

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Journalism Bailout: Really?

The Typepad Journalist Bailout Program has been grabbing the attention of both bloggers and reporters at major news organizaitons.  Naturally, I was intrigued.  As in, a bailout for journalists? And, by Typepad? Well, kind of.  Except, of course, it’s a … Continue reading

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Beer Money

What a strange world we live in when banks won’t loan money to help you buy or save your house but they’ll open their coffers if it’s beer you need money for… To go through with the Anheuser-Busch take-over, InBev … Continue reading

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Done Deal

Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Missouri, maker of of “the king of beers” is now is a subsidiary of a company called Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA. InBev completed the purchase of Anheuser-Busch last week, paying shareholders $70 per share of stock. Many people … Continue reading

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Are Investors in the Dark About Solar?

Aside from analyst reports and company statements, investors have another way to decide what to do about their stock in a company.  They could read each others advise on opinion comment boards of financial news websites. The solar energy company … Continue reading

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You're Fired

Yesterday, Warnaco announced that it is laying off 7 percent of its corporate staff in an effort to combat the weakening global environment. While I’m sure the workers losing their jobs aren’t happy, some say that this is actually good … Continue reading

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Warmer weather could mean cooler sales for natural gas co's

Sales of natural gas rely heavily on weather conditions.  The colder it is in the winter, the more natural gas you sell.  Looking ahead to Winter 2008-2009, several authorities are predicting a mild winter that could impact sales at Northwestern … Continue reading

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