Jim Zarroli

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AT&T-Time Warner Deal Raises Profile Of CEO Randall Stephenson

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Just a year and a half after closing a deal to acquire DirectTV, Randall Stephenson is at it again. Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, is attempting a takeover of Time Warner.


AT&T-Time Warner Proposed Merger Is Compared To Comcast Deal

Monday, October 24, 2016

The AT&T-Time Warner merger proposal is reminiscent of the massive joining of Comcast and NBC Universal five years ago. Analysts say the Comcast deal remains controversial.


AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion

Saturday, October 22, 2016

It emerged Saturday that AT&T is set to buy Time Warner for about $85 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.


AT&T Reaches Deal To Buy Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Saturday, October 22, 2016

AT&T has agreed to terms with Time Warner to buy the media giant. "This is a perfect match of two companies with complementary strengths," AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced.


With Oil Prices Down, Saudi Arabia Turns To The Bond Market For The First Time

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Long synonymous with wealth and luxury, the desert kingdom is looking for ways to plug a growing budget deficit.


Unlike Your Favorite Cereal, Clinton And Trump Don't Inspire Brand Loyalty

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A report from a brand-consulting firm suggests that if the presidential candidates were cereal brands they probably wouldn't be on your breakfast table.


Emails Reveal Clinton's Mixed Relationship With Wall Street

Saturday, October 08, 2016

In hacked emails published by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton presents a more nuanced view of the financial system than her campaign speeches would suggest.


Wells Fargo CEO To Forfeit Tens Of Millions In Stock Awards Amid Scandal

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Wells Fargo says John Stumpf and the former retail-banking head will forfeit stock awards worth about $60 million combined, after employees opened unauthorized customer accounts to meet company goals.


Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts Likely Hurt Customers' Credit Scores

Monday, September 26, 2016

Regulators say millions of unapproved credit card and bank accounts were opened for Wells Fargo customers. A big question is how to compensate those whose credit scores were hurt by what the bank did.


'Rolling Stone' Sells Minority Share Of Magazine To Singapore Entrepreneur

Sunday, September 25, 2016

It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.


Candidates Want To Raise The Economic Tide To Lift Opportunity, But How?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump talk about increasing opportunities for coming generations. Some analysts say boosting economic growth would help, but the way there is complicated.


Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.


A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.


Springfield, Ohio, Launches Efforts To Restart Struggling Economy

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's population has shrunk and many of its manufacturing jobs have also disappeared. The city is working hard on a turnaround plan, but young people are still more likely to leave than stay.


Wells Fargo CEO Testifies Before Senate In Secret-Accounts Scandal

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf appeared before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday to answer questions about the bank's sales tactics. Bank employees opened as many as 2 million unauthorized accounts in order to meet sales goals and collect bonuses. Wells Fargo agreed to pay a $185 million fine to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but did not acknowledge any wrongdoing. Now the Justice Department is reportedly conducting its own investigation.


Clinton Promises To Help Create Manufacturing Jobs Of The Future

Monday, September 05, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says if he's elected president he will bring back some of the millions of manufacturing jobs that the United States has lost in recent decades. Democrat Hillary Clinton has a manufacturing plan as well, one she says will help create the manufacturing jobs of the future.


Eastern Kentucky Tries To Keep Former Coal Miners From Leaving

Saturday, September 03, 2016

For a long time, coal was king in eastern Kentucky. But the industry today is hemorrhaging jobs. The region is now struggling to rebuild its economy and find new jobs for unemployed miners.


European Commission Orders Apple To Pay $14.5 Billion In Taxes

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

European Union regulators on Tuesday said Apple must pay a tax bill of $14.5 billion on its European profits earned in Ireland. Lots of people are reacting, including the Irish finance minister, the White House and stock analysts.


German Official Says U.S.-Europe Trade Talks Have Collapsed, Blames Washington

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said talks over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership have "de facto failed." The climate for trade deals has soured on both sides of the Atlantic.


Top Fed Officials Field Questions From Activists Unhappy Over Monetary Policy

Thursday, August 25, 2016

At a "listening session" at the Fed conference in Jackson Hole, liberal groups warn about the impact on poor and minority communities of raising interest rates too quickly.