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  Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

CNBC's Week in Review: 6 Stories You May Have Missed

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Under-The-Radar Stories This Week

A Wal-Mart bribery scandal, a Federal Reserve meeting, Ben Bernanke holds a press conference, Lloyd Bankfein 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
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A Wal-Mart bribery scandal, a Federal Reserve meeting, Ben Bernanke holds a press conference, Lloyd Bankfein 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

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

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  Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 | 10:57 AM ET

Corporate Wrongdoing and Reader Ennui

Posted By: Allen Wastler

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.

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  Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 1:34 PM ET

CNBC's Week in Review

Posted By: Allen Wastler

CNBC’s Week In Review

It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general; the return of volatility in the markets, some worrisome news for 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.
Photo: Vstock LLC | Getty Images
It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general; the return of volatility in the markets, some worrisome news for 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.

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

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  Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 11:49 AM ET

Omens for the Facebook IPO?

Posted By: Allen Wastler
There was a great piece today in the Wall Street Journal about the recent Instagram takeover by Facebook. The upshot? Facebook’s board wasn’t consulted about the $1 billion deal until the last minute and was basically presented with a fait accompli. » Read More
  Sunday, 15 Apr 2012 | 7:23 PM ET

The Google Split: Voting With Your Feet

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Share price is the ultimate way shareholders pass judgment on management.

Sure, "corporate governance" coverage has been a staple of business journalism in the past couple of years, thanks to the debacles of 2008. And we in the business press love to raise shareholder rights and fairness issues whenever a good juicy hostile takeover comes along.

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  Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 5:55 PM ET

Food-Price Hikes: Corn Hordes and Stolen Cows

Posted By: Allen Wastler
It was food-inflation day here at CNBC. We had a number of stories digging down into various parts of price problems developing in the industry. » Read More
  Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

CNBC's Week In Review: April 8-14, 2012

Posted By: Allen Wastler

This Week's Biggest Stories

It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business the world in general; major deals, wild gyrations, price slides and some major worries. But some fun things happened too. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant events of the past week.
It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business the world in general; major deals, wild gyrations, price slides and some major worries. But some fun things happened too. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant events of the past week.

It was a news-filled week for the markets and the business world in general; major deals, wild gyrations, price slides and some major worries. But some fun things happened, too. Click ahead to see what we believe are the more significant business events of the past week.

By Allen Wastler
Posted 13 April 2012

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  Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

Some Fun at CNBC: Hunks and Ice

Posted By: Allen Wastler
There was some fun video on CNBC today. » Read More
  Wednesday, 11 Apr 2012 | 1:38 PM ET

Maybe a Little Less Alcoa Gloom

Posted By: Allen Wastler

Well, all that gloom the market had around Alcoa sure turned out to be unwarranted.

Despite negative expectations from the "consensus," the metal maker turned a profit. Not as big as last year's first-quarter number, but a profit nonetheless.

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  Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 2:49 PM ET

Here Comes Alcoa...And a Bleak Earnings Season

Posted By: Allen Wastler
Flat-to-negative profit reports are expected overall, but there may be a silver lining to consider...sort of. » Read More

About Two-Way Street With Allen Wastler

  • What’s happening at CNBC.com? Two Way Street is the place to find out. Managing Editor Allen Wastler writes about the latest goings on - technical and editorial - at the Web site and at the Network. He also answers your questions (well, some of them – just don’t ask about the cigar: a man needs a little mystery and at least one vice) and points out some of the media issues hanging in the headlines.