Still about three hours away from the Bernanke news conference and the buildup continues on CNBC and elsewhere. The Wall Street Journal has already opened their live blog for it.
And this guy in Nigeria is standing by:
Also more from Barnes' note to the newsroom:
"I came here on the five-year plan and have stayed for nearly 11. I believe strongly that change can be invigorating for individuals and organizations, allowing for new ideas and leadership to emerge and flourish. I know I’ve told many of you that when we’ve asked you to take on new assignments, and so I’m following my own advice."
Barnes joined the Star Tribune as business editor. She has been editor of the entire paper for 6 1/2 years.
Lee's tweet is in response to this one:
Brauer is a prominent journalist in the Twin Cities who keeps tabs on the comings and goings here and in other newsrooms... Some of his other tweets on the Barnes news:
More mortgage-related layoffs being announced at Wells Fargo. Story coming.