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Have you heard that Facebook will be going public next week?
Yes, some would say there is a veritable media circus revving up. I prefer to think of it as enthusiastic, exhaustive coverage of an event that to many minds marks the coming of age for social media.
Books are back...at least in the news.
We had three major announcements in the book business early this week.
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Will the new age of journalism be just virtually getting together with reporters and editors and chatting about the news?
The idea would have frightened me not so long ago. Now, not so much. At the behest of our social media team, I sat in on a Google Plus hangout with our NetNet blogger John Carney yesterday. It was my first \(despite my job, I am kind of a luddite. I didn’t even have a Twitter account until a few weeks ago\).
A Wal-Mart bribery scandal, a Federal Reserve meeting, Ben Bernanke holds a press conference, Lloyd Blankfein gives a rare interview, Spain gets a downgrade, the Netheralnds falters, and earnings, earnings, earnings.
It’d be easy to miss a story here or there amid all the major headline hubbub; even stories with some long-range import.
Here we’ve assembled some of those under-the-fold stories that caught the attention of a fair number of readers, but not on the scale of the major headlines of the day. Most of these stories involve signals or issues that could become major problems down the road. Click ahead to make sure you have them on your radar.
By Allen Wastler
Posted 27 April 2012
If you had to pick a theme for the week, corporate malfeasance would be a good candidate.
The goings-on at Wal-Mart and News Corp have been providing plenty of fodder for business media. Wal-Mart is in the hotseat because of a New York Times expose alleging the systemic use of bribery by its Mexican subsidiary and a possible cover-up by folks at HQ. News Corp got another round of questioning about hacking accusations at some of its major media outlets.
Oddly enough, our readers didn’t seem particularly excited about either.
It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general: the return of market volatility, a worrisome report from the world’s most famous investor, oil price spikes and the end of tax season. Some stories were major market movers, while others you may have missed.
Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant business events of the past week.
By Allen Wastler
Posted 20 April 2012
Managing Editor of CNBC.com