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Alan Abelson, Barron's editor and writer of the Up and Down Wall Street column, dies at age 87

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Alan Abelson, who spent 57 years as a writer, editor and chief columnist for financial news publication Barron's, has died at the age of 87. The author of the long-running Up and Down Wall Street column died Thursday of a heart attack, according to Sara Blask, a spokeswoman for Dow Jones, which publishes Barron's. Abelson had been on a medical leave of absence from Barron's for the past three months, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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