Business News

From the biggest financial crisis in recent history to free trade, the legalization of marijuana and international sovereign bailouts, I’ve covered fascinating business stories from around the world for some of the biggest names in news.

Meena Thiruvengadam on an East-West Center reporting fellowship in South Korea in 2010.

A sampling of my bylines:
USA TODAY: Female veterans struggle in jobs market
Marketwatch: Withdrawals by customers ultimately sank Washington Mutual

GlobalPost: NATO protests weren’t as bloody as 1968 Dem convention
GlobalPost: It’s taking McDonald’s workers in India longer to earn a Big Mac
GlobalPost: MacroChatter, a daily roundup of global economic news

Yahoo Finance: How Snapchat found religion
Yahoo Finance: Subscription boxes are all the rage, but will they catch on for legal pot?
Yahoo Finance: Willie Nelson’s weed brand is now backed by private equity  
Yahoo Finance: California’s tax collector wants to bank legal cannabis
Yahoo Finance: Tommy Chong’s solution for pot’s banking problem 
Yahoo Finance: Federal Reserve holds rates unchanged amid low inflation, financial tumult Yahoo Finance: Proposed Jimi Hendrix marijuana product line could trigger new fight

WSJ: Most G-7 Finance Ministers Likely Won’t Be Eating Seal
WSJ: Credit Unions Receive TARP Bailout Funds
WSJ: A Bailed-Out Bank Now Tests Treasury’s Willingness to Step In
WSJ: Treasury Bailout’s Limits on Lobbyists Still Haven’t Taken Effect
WSJ: G-7 Split on Finance Regulation
WSJ: Banks Agree to Foreclosure Moratorium
WSJ: China Set to Buy $50 Billion in IMF Notes
WSJ: How Indians Spell Success at the Bee 
WSJ: Wine Market Makes Case for Free Trade

San Antonio Express-News: El Paso says bye-bye to blue jeans
San Antonio Express-News: Mexican truck rolls into the U.S. and the history books 
San Antonio Express-News: Congress slams brakes on NAFTA trucking plan
San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle: Clear Channel may go private