The Labor Day Friday Bad News Poll

9/2/11Follow @bbuderi

Any savvy news hound knows that companies love to bury bad news by disclosing it after the close of markets on a Friday. The Friday before a long weekend like Labor Day is especially attractive.

That got me wondering what bad news might be coming today. Is there another big CEO shuffle looming, a la Apple and Steve Jobs (which of course they recognized was far too big to bury)? A major layoff or lawsuit loss perhaps?

Or have we had enough bad news as an economic whole that everyone—even the PR moles—will take this Friday off?

Since there’s wisdom in crowds, I figured why not have a little fun and set up a survey to see what readers think? I’ve included my top choices below, but also left room for you to point out something else. This poll shuts down at 4pm EST on Friday, when the markets close.

I’ll announce the results next week. Have a great long weekend–with only good news!

Bob is Xconomy's founder and editor in chief. You can e-mail him at bbuderi@xconomy.com, call him at 617.500.5926. Follow @bbuderi

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  • http://www.chenpr.com Chris C.

    Today’s unemployment #s from the feds fit your premise, too… LOL. Have a great long weekend, too, Bob!

  • http://www.xconomy.com/author/bbuderi/ Robert Buderi

    Yow, Chris–I forgot about that. Worst jobs news in almost a year, and right before Labor Day. Not after market though.

  • http://www.telfordassociates.com Accountants in Ashford Kent

    Yes, pick any high profile holiday and any high profile event that grabs the headlines and you can be guaranteed that someone, somewhere is burying bad/dirty news.