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Marek Fuchs

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Marek Fuchs was a stockbroker for Shearson Lehman Brothers and a money manager before becoming a journalist who wrote The New York Times' "County Lines" column for six years. He also did back-up beat coverage of The New York Knicks for the paper's Sports section for two seasons and covered other professional and collegiate sports. He has contributed frequently to many of the Times' other sections, including National, Metro, Escapes, Style, Real Estate, Arts & Leisure, Travel, Money & Business, Circuits and the Op-Ed Page.

For his "Business Press Maven" column on how business and finance are covered by the media, Fuchs was named best business journalist critic in the nation by the Talking Biz website at The University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Fuchs is a frequent speaker on the business media, in venues ranging from National Public Radio to the annual conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Fuchs was formerly editor-in-chief of Fertilemind.net, a financial website twice named "Best of the Web" by Forbes Magazine. He wrote an embarrassing chapter for a book, Over the Hill and Between the Sheets (Springboard Press, a Warner Book) which came out in 2007 and is currently writing another book, A Cold Blooded Business (Skyhorse, distributed by W.W. Norton), due out in 2008. It is about a murder case he covered for The New York Times that involved a Kansas bible college, Harvard Business School and the boardrooms of corporate America.

Fuchs, who also does private editing and ghost writing, lives in a loud house with three children and is a volunteer firefighter.

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The Real Deal With Nordstrom's Sales Numbers

By Marek Fuchs

Nordstrom reported same-store sales yesterday that were good, but not as great as you may think.

10:38AM 08/31/12

Long Live the New CEO!

By Marek Fuchs

Changing of the guard usually makes for problematic reporting, as shown in coverage on Barclays.

10:38AM 08/30/12

Surprise! Apple-Samsung Fight Is Not Over

By Marek Fuchs

The media likes to declare winners and losers, but we all knew this was headed to Round 2.

09:03AM 08/29/12

Tiffany's Future Foremost on Investors' Minds

By Marek Fuchs

The stock is up and the headlines seem to argue about the reason.

08:37AM 08/28/12

Is Apple Victory Really a Microsoft Win?

By Marek Fuchs

The headlines say nothing about the challenges still facing Microsoft.

08:12AM 08/27/12

Amazon Headlines Need Warning Label

By Marek Fuchs

At this point, an upcoming smartphone announcement by the company is pure speculation.

09:20AM 08/24/12

HP: Media Sees Empty Glass, Calls it Half Full

By Marek Fuchs

The company is far from a comeback and shares dropped on earnings. You wouldn't know it from the headlines.

09:23AM 08/23/12

Best Buy: Dead or Born Again?

By Marek Fuchs

The media is split on the meaning of Tuesday's awful earnings report.

09:00AM 08/22/12

Lowe's Offers an IOU

By Marek Fuchs

Depressing results for the quarter are topped off with the promise of a share buyback.

08:42AM 08/21/12

Don't Let Best Buy Distract You

By Marek Fuchs

The company's CEO announcement causes the media's to take its eye off the ball.

08:53AM 08/20/12

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