Thursday, September 1, 2011 myBiz Blog
MarketWatch 9.4.11 by Katie Coon

Stay current with MarketWatch.  This week: lower productivity, new management at Apple, and AT&T and T-Mobile merger.

When is lower productivity a good thing? When it causes employers to increase their hiring! Could this be the start of a “virtuous cycle?”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/01/us-worker-productivity-fa_n_944719.html

Tim Cook has some big shoes to fill in taking over for Steve Jobs at Apple. Think he’s up to the task? For some insight into his values and principles, check out some of his best quotes:  http://www.openforum.com/articles/wisdom-from-apples-new-ceo-its-all-about-intuition-and-hard-work

Last week the U.S. Justice Department moved to block the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. According to one small-business advocate, it was the right thing to do:  http://www.allbusiness.com/allbusiness-daily-news/16659258-1.html