Wall Street Journal Project

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MBA – 612 -22
Summer Semester
Dr. Kevin Schieuer

Wall Street Journal Group 3 Project
Group Members:
Ann Marie Johnson
Kyle Korbel
Andrew Nicolarsen
Rodney Rahl
William Rogers

WSJ Assignment: Group Three - Executive Summary
The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an important tool used in the business world, worldwide. The publication covers a wide array of financial, economic, and political issues affecting businesses, investors, and individuals around the world. The WSJ is printed Monday through Saturday, because of its complex, in-depth coverage; it can be overwhelming for most people to read.

Through this group assignment, we were able to research one section each within the paper to get a better understanding of the layout, in-depth coverage and feel of the paper. After evaluating the individual sections, this report has been compiled with a summary of the section and actual examples of the articles related to the financial aspects of the WSJ.

Section A-3 is covered by Ann Marie Johnson. Section A3 is titled “Leading the News”. It is dedicated to an in-depth review of the leading stories at the top of the news every day. This section allows investors and businesses to learn and understand how current news is affecting financial markets and the economy.

Section B-3, Corporate News is located within the Marketplace section and is reviewed by Rodney Rahl. This section is a daily accounting of the biggest corporate stories, while the stories are primarily national news, international corporations are also addressed within the section. On any given day, these stories can have an impact on the stock market.

On Tuesday’s in the print edition of the Journal in B2 is the Small Business section. This section is geared towards the needs and information of small business owners and entrepreneurs. In addition to the Tuesday Small Business section is also a Small Business link on the online electronic version of the Journal. The online Small Business link incorporates most everything from the Tuesday Small Business print edition as well as other articles that might be informative for small business owners. Both the print and the online editions offer up to date information regarding the hot topics in the world of small business.

Wall Street Journal Group Project
Group 3
July 21, 2009

Table of Contents

Chapters:
Page
1. Leading the News: Finance Related ……………………………….……………. 5 a. Appendix 1; Leading the News: Finance Related…………………………. 6 i. Observation 1: Senate Mulls Over Health Bill Details……………....... 8 ii. Observation 2: California Lays Plans to Issue IOUs to Creditors….... 9 iii. Observation 3: Government Grabs Unused Gift Cards …………....... 9 Author: Ann Marie Johnson

2. Corporate News: Finance Related ……………………………….……………. 11 b. Appendix 1; Corporate News: Finance Related…………………………. 12 iv. Observation 1: Office Depot Gets Infusion at High Price ………....... 15 v. Observation 2: Exit Package for Wagoner in Works…....….….…. 16 vi. Observation 3: Office Depot Gets Infusion at High Price ………....... 16 Author: Rodney Rahl

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4. Small Business: Finance Related…………………………………………………… 22 c. Appendix 1; Small Business: Finance Related………………………………. 23 vii. Observation 1: Small Business Collateral at Risk with CIT…………. 27 viii. Observation 2: White House Searches for ways to help Small Buss… 27 ix. Observation 3: SBA Tweaks Rules of 504 Program…………………. 28 Author: Andrew Nicolarsen

Chapter 1

Section A-3: Leading the News- Finance Related
Ann Marie Johnson

Chapter 1: Leading the News: Finance Related – Ann Marie Johnson

The Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) Section A Page A3, Leading the News, is a detailed reporting of the day’s top news stories that appear on...
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