Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Merrill Brown is an old pro at the Internet news business. Here he lays out a list the Amazon chief needs to address to pull The Washington Post out of its rut.
For all the ruckus about fixing the newspaper business, the sad truth is that people just don't read the stories anymore. And you probably won't finish this one.
The "Talking Squawk" blog runs down market guru Tom Lee's big call, Nelson Peltz's tough quarter, "The Lone Ranger" flop, wearable tech and Yahoo's new logo experiment.
The New York Times is not for sale, its controlling family and publisher have said, after a week in which both The Boston Globe and The Washington Post were bought out.
Among the top predictions: the man who transformed retailing will want to wean the venerable paper off its print edition; expand the Post's real-time content for a Twitter generation; share Amazon's near-unparalleled data on online buyers; and devise novel avenues to sell anything from books to smartphones to the Post's half a million readers.
After 4 generations of family ownership, The Washington Post is selling its publishing business to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Will he bring change to the company? Mark Walsh, Sirius XM; Hugh Hewitt, Townhall.com; and Michael Medved, syndicated radio host, discuss.
*Amazon chief has said he plans to focus on his day job. WASHINGTON, Aug 6- If tax considerations played a role in Jeff Bezos' $250 million purchase of The Washington Post, he may need to reconsider his hands-off approach if he hopes to offset gains from other ventures with losses at the newspaper.
Stocks closed near session lows Tuesday, with major averages logging their biggest declines since June, after two Federal Reserve Presidents said the central bank could begin tapering its easy-money program as early as September.
CNBC's Maria Bartiromo shares her views on the value of your newspaper.
How do you keep up with the Joneses if you and the Joneses already have, well, just about everything? Buy a money-losing newspaper, a high-end Manhattan condo, golden undies.
**Blackstone Group LP is exploring a sale of La Quinta Inns& Suites, a budget hotel chain it values at around $4.5 billion, a person familiar with the matter said. **The Washington Post Co said on Monday it has sold its flagship newspaper to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com Inc for $250 million.
Here's a few ways experts say Bezos may experiment with the Washington Post now that he is the owner.
*IBM, Dow's biggest decliner, falls after Credit Suisse downgrade.
NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks slid to session lows on Tuesday following comments from Dennis Lockhart president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank, that the central bank could start reducing its bond-buying program as soon as September.
Richard Brandt, "One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com" author, talks about Jeff Bezos's deal to buy the Washington Post newspaper and what he will likely do with it.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin updates us on recent acquisition deals for trophy publishing assets by high-net-worth individuals. Steven Levy, Wired senior writer, provides insight into Jeff Bezos-Washington Post deal.
*IBM falls and pressures Dow after Credit Suisse downgrade. *Cognizant Tech and Fossil Group rise after results. NEW YORK, Aug 6- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as investors found little reason to extend a rally that has taken indexes to record highs in recent sessions, while IBM fell on bearish analyst commentary.
Aug 6- As the American newspaper business began its red-ink slide in the late 2000 s, I fully expected a billionaire to rescue the financially struggling Washington Post. Unlike Bezos, Bloomberg had toyed in semi-public with the idea of buying either the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or the Financial Times.
The "Squawk on the Street" news team; Michael Santol, Yahoo! Finance, and Dennis Berman, The Wall Street Journal, take a look at today's top business stories, including the Washington Post selling its newspaper publishing business to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. CNBC's Julia Boorstin breaks down the details of the deal and provides and update on the feud between CBS and Time Warner Cable. Also Credit Suisse downgrades IBM.