Peter Kafka

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Buy a Newspaper Stock? Yup, Says Barclays: The New York Times.

A rare vote of confidence in newspapers: Barclays analyst Kannan Venkateshwar has issued the equivalent of a “buy” recommendation for the New York Times. Venkateshwar, who has already put out a couple of positive notes on the Times this year, says he’s giving the publisher an “overweight” rating because its circulation numbers continue to improve, and because he thinks it is set to distribute some of its growing cash pile to shareholders.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus