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Jim Probasco

Benzinga Staff Writer

About

I'm a freelance writer and editor with more than 22 years' experience writing for print, Internet, radio and television. I have a wide and varied background, writing-wise from comedy, to music, to business and finance. Currently I write mostly business and finance related content on a variety of topics. I enjoy seeking out the "story behind the story" - the things that move stock, motivate buyers and sellers - and help make the world of commerce work. When I am not writing, I fish. I also enjoy hiking, reading, and playing my trombone. But mostly I fish. You can contact me by email: jprobasco61@gmail.com or Twitter: @jrpro62
August 29, 2014 1:46 PM
BMO Capital analyst Kenneth Zaslow published a note last week suggesting Kraft (NYSE: KRFT) should consider spinning off some segments in order to u ...
August 29, 2014 12:39 PM
For anyone planning to drive over the Labor Day weekend, the gasoline price news is good. GasBuddy.com chief oil analyst, Tom Kloza spoke with Ben ...
August 28, 2014 9:44 AM
Citing U.S. intelligence officials, Bloomberg reported Tuesday that the Islamic State ISIL could be raising more than $2 million a day –- much ...
August 26, 2014 12:38 PM
Directly addressing the notion that golf is struggling, ClubCorp (NYSE: MYCC) CEO Eric Affeldt told Benzinga that statement was a radical oversimpli ...
August 22, 2014 5:08 PM
The so-called “triple play” bundle originally offered by cable companies has been very successful. Combining telephone, television and I ...
August 22, 2014 4:52 PM
A recent report from Gartner saysthat although 3D printing is rapidly gaining acceptance, widespread consumer use is more than five years away. ...
August 22, 2014 12:42 PM
The history of corporate CEOs who left and later came back to lead their companies is well documented and populated with some famous names. Accord ...
August 21, 2014 1:32 PM
There has been a dramatic increase in inquiries about officer-worn camera systems and other types of police technology. This comes as a result of th ...
August 20, 2014 10:00 AM
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim made news last month when he suggested implementation of a three-day workweek. Slim reiterated his three-day workw ...
August 19, 2014 4:44 PM
For years, rows of folders filled with patient medical records have been a familiar sight in doctor’s offices, hospitals and clinics. Some maj ...
August 19, 2014 12:19 PM
Coca-Cola's (NYSE: KO) announcement last week that it had acquired a $2.15 billion, 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage (NASDAQ: MNST) pairs ...
August 18, 2014 4:23 PM
According to a Gallup Poll released July 23, the American adult beverage of choice is beer. Of those Americans who consume alcohol, 41 percent pre ...
August 18, 2014 3:01 PM
Most people know fast-food restaurants by their slogans – past and present. For McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), it's likely, “I&rsqu ...
August 15, 2014 2:08 PM
Despite what many people think, fast food restaurant chains do pay attention to customer requests to bring back old favorites. When they comply, som ...

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