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Mark Gimein

Mark Gimein is Companies and Markets editor at Bloomberg.com, and lead writer for the Market Now blog and newsletter. He is a journalist with 15 years of experience covering the economy, and two time winner of Business Journalist of the Year awards.



Hard-working autocrat Vladimir Putin, headed to to the Kemerovo coal mines.

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Hard-working autocrat Vladimir Putin, headed to to the Kemerovo coal mines.

The Heroes of Autocratic Capitalism

Bloomberg’s Brian Bremner and David J. Lynch write about the triumph — at least for the moment — of state-supported capitalism. Russia and China have stymied the widespread expectation that they would somehow transition to full-fledged democracy. On the contrary,...

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Saying you'll buy a competitor can be just a way of showing off. Especially if regulators won't allow it anyway.

Photographer: Nancy Rose

Saying you'll buy a competitor can be just a way of showing off. Especially if regulators won't allow it anyway.

Does Anyone Really Want to Buy T-Mobile? Or Are They Just Showing Off?

Well, so much for the theory that T-Mobile can’t survive on its own. For more than a year now, T-Mobile has been in the midst of a remarkable — and chest-thumpingly advertised — turnaround. Now the No. 4 U.S. wireless...

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Short sellers don't kill companies. Usually they just make sure the corpse gets put in a coffin.

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Short sellers don't kill companies. Usually they just make sure the corpse gets put in a coffin.

Short Sellers Are Self-Serving, Nutty, and Often Right

When Steve Eisman issued his report on for profit education he was called a “self-serving nutcase” who was “in the business of ruining the reputation of colleges.” Four years later, the nutcase seems to have made his point.

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A deluge of cut-rate paperbacks in the electronic age.

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A deluge of cut-rate paperbacks in the electronic age.

What Happens When People Stop Buying Books They Don’t Read?

Imagine media content, in all its forms, as a carnival shooting range, and the Internet as an air rifle filled with unlimited ammunition. Boom, pow! First the music business duckie falls over. Yaarsh! The movie duck is grazed, keeps moving.

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