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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”