In beguiling Gen. David Petraeus, biographer Paula Broadwell joins a select group of ambitious female scribes who have run away—literally—with their subjects.
Ms. Broadwell seduced the exercise-mad general in Afghanistan when she proved she could match his six-minute miles. She sealed the deal with a finished piece of hagiography called—no snickering now—All In, which she then went on to flog in evening dresses that revealed biceps to rival Michelle Obama’s.
Ms. Broadwell is in hiding now, but she’s in good company.
Female scribes may be at a disadvantage when it comes to good assignments and pay, but they enjoy certain benefits vis-à-vis male egomaniacs.
The U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs last month, more jobs than economists expected last month, in a report that may benefit President Barack Obama’s hopes for re-election.
The numbers, which have been closely followed in political circles, showed unemployment rising to 7.9 percent from 7.8 percent last month, hitting the average estimate of Read More
Hurricane Sandy has scuttled campaign plans for President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney off the campaign trail. Perhaps as interesting with regards to next Tuesday’s presidential election, the Department of Labor may delay the release of its October jobs report, according to The Wall Street Journal:
The latest buzz out of Washington is the jobs report may not be released on Friday as originally scheduled due to the severity of Hurricane Sandy. A Labor Department official says a final decision hasn’t been made yet.
The hurricane is unlikely to affect the headline jobs report, according to a FAQ published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics—”In order for sever weather conditions to reduce the estimate of payroll employment, employees have to be off work without pay for the entire pay period”—but a delay would be tracked closely nonetheless.
Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch emailed editors at Reuters and Fortune today to let them know that he won’t be contributing columns to either publication going forward.
While Mr. Welch’s email, published at Fortune, merely notes that he and wife Suzy, with whom Mr. Welch pens his columns, get better “traction” at The Wall Street Journal, Fortune senior editor Stephen Gandel notes that Neutron Jack’s resignation follows reporting by the two organizations on a certain somebody’s jobs report tweet on Friday.
Jack Welch is basically the picture of a serious businessman—bald, steely-eyed, author of such titles as Winning and Jack: Straight from the Gut, owner of a rarely (but sometimes!) questioned reputation from his 20-year tenure as the chief executive officer at General Electric. All of which, presumably, is why the Internet took him so seriously this morning when he went on Twitter and said that the fix was in on the monthly jobs report.
Former GE CEO and legend of American enterprise Jack Welch talked with Charlie Rose about what Republican policies might work.
For starters, he’s not in favor of lavishing hundreds of millions of dollars on Elizabeth Warren and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Welch: Do I cut that silly consumer protection agency’s budget when they Read More
On Wednesday night, Joe Scarborough stood in the back room at Michael’s restaurant, and publicly thanked his wife, Susan, who stood a few feet away, for inspiring the evolution of his political punditry at MSNBC.
“The first couple of weeks I was on MSNBC, every night I would come home Read More
Earlier today, Fortune reported that advertisers are generally taking a wait-and-see approach with the Fox Business Network (FBN), which launched this morning. But at least one local business is showing no hesitation in snapping up ad time.
Namely, FBN’s blood rival CNBC.
Throughout the morning and continuing into the afternoon, FBN Read More
In this weekend’s Big Deal column, William Neuman reports that hedge fund manager Joseph M. Jabobs recently purchased a condo at 1 Central Park West for $13.6 million. But he does not mention the seller: General Electric.
The 46th Floor spread was a floor below the previous home of former G.E. chief Read More
For $30.5 million, one wealthy buyer can look down on the endless list of celebrities who have already purchased condos at One Beacon Court. The 8,000-square-foot, full-floor spread on the 55th Floor is now on the market.
Currently the ritzy building’s most expensive apartment was sold to record Read More