Shareholders http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/6053/all en The Death of Ford Motor Company http://www.mrc.org/commentary/death-ford-motor-company <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-kennedy">Dan Kennedy</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     For two weeks, I have watched the talking heads of financial news – on CNBC, Fox Business, even Bloomberg – discussing the evolving GM-Chrysler merger to be funded by the federal government. I am astounded they have all missed the story or chosen not to comment on it. </p> <br /> <p >     Of course, I expect the regular, mainstream media to bungle this story; they can barely spell ‘business’ let alone do any in-depth reporting about it. But you’d think the financial wizards on the business channels might get it right. As far as I can tell, they haven’t.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/commentary/death-ford-motor-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Business and Media Institute Bailout bloomberg Chrysler CNBC competition DanKennedy Ford FoxBusiness GM governmentintervention investing noBS Shareholders Tue, 04 Nov 2008 18:41:58 +0000 admin 29692 at http://www.mrc.org Renegade Shareholders Want Aggressive Internet Push by NYT Co. http://www.mrc.org/articles/renegade-shareholders-want-aggressive-internet-push-nyt-co <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An influential minority of shareholders are pushing for a sell-off of unwieldy assets and an aggressive push to buy Internet companies. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">The Times is facing pressures both within and without in the run-up to its annual shareholder meeting April 22, reporter Richard Perez-Pena outlined in Monday's "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/10/business/media/10times.html?" target="_self">New Challenge to Times Board: Dissidents With Large Stake</a>."</p><br /> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/renegade-shareholders-want-aggressive-internet-push-nyt-co" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Business Advertising NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesCo. NYTimes RichardPerez-Pena Shareholders TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Mon, 10 Mar 2008 18:24:00 +0000 admin 6043 at http://www.mrc.org Bad Company III http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/amy-menefee">Amy Menefee</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Businessmen are in every city and town in America.</p> <p> They make the tractors that harvest your food, the jewelry you wear and the electricity that makes our society run. They sell vegetables at your farmers' market and help you get connected to the World Wide Web. They give heart surgeons a place to work and kids a place to play after school.</p> <p> And whether you work for one of them, a non-profit, or the government, they pay for your job.</p> <p> What do they earn for all of their hard work? Abuse.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/bad-company-iii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports Business and Media Institute 100 2005 2006 2007 abc abcs accused AIDS america american Americans april Arts average bad ballmer berresford big bill billion billions bmi brian broadcast buffett business businesses businessman businessmen case cbs cbss centers CEO CEOs charitable charity CNN collapse companies company comparison consumer consumers corporate coverage criminal criminals david defense didnt diversity Dobbs donating Donors dont economist education Enron evening executive explained fact fat foundation foundations Fox free freedom gas Gates generous gift giving global Goliath good greed half historic included industry jobs Journalists list Lou made make makes market melinda mentioned Microsoft million Mine money NBC negative networks news oil pay people percent philanthropists philanthropy portrayals portrayed positive president Press price prices private profit profits public ratio report reporter research rich run Shareholders showed shows small started stories story study sylvester tied tonight top universities viewpoint warming wasnt williams Women words work worker workers world worldcom wrote year years Wed, 26 Sep 2007 21:02:00 +0000 admin 30565 at http://www.mrc.org Government-Sponsored Enron http://www.mrc.org/special-reports/government-sponsored-enron <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2005/GovernmentSponsored_Enron_Executive_Summary.html">See Executive Summary</a></p> <br /> <p>It's a familiar story. An enormous company reveals its 'accounting problems.' The problems are found to be far worse than anyone realized. The CEO is forced to resign. Other high-ranking executives follow. The stock price begins to drop. Billions of dollars might be lost. 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