Kraft Heinz reviews options for its Maxwell House coffee business, including possible sale, as looks to reshape its food empire

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Description: Kraft Heinz, the ailing food giant, has tapped investment bank Credit Suisse to review options for its Maxwell House coffee business, which could include a potential sale, people familiar with the matter tell CNBC. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Feb 24, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/24/kraft-heinz-reviews-options-for-maxwell-house-coffee-including-sale.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What does the article say about… Read more »

Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost

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Description: No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings. In fact, as a wealth adviser put it, just hiring a woman these days is “an unknown risk.” What if she took something he said the wrong way? Across Wall Street, men… Read more »

“I Hearby Confess Judgement”

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Description: How an obscure legal document turned New York’s court system into a debt-collection machine that’s chewing up small businesses across America. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 20, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2018-confessions-of-judgment/?srnd=businessweek-v2 Questions for discussion: Why are small business people typically the target? How can they protect themselves from this risk? Is there a role for government… Read more »

Tesla Has a Problem, and It’s Not the Model 3

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Description: With all the car-making troubles that are hounding Tesla Inc. these days — from the Model 3 bottlenecks to the furious cash burn — it’s easy to overlook the company’s SolarCity headache. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Apr 06, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-06/hidden-by-model-3-mess-tesla-s-other-problem-is-about-to-emerge Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the financial problems at Tesla? What are… Read more »

Remington Was Turned Down by 30 Lenders After School Shooting

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Description: For Remington Outdoor Co., one of the oldest firearms makers in the U.S., not even going bankrupt is easy these days. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Mar 29, 2018 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-29/gunmaker-gets-loan-from-jpmorgan-franklin-after-others-said-no Questions for discussion: What does the report say about the connection between financing and social issues facing managers? Which other industries do think might face similar… Read more »

Cut in half: This retailer’s stock fell fast

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Description: Shares of women’s apparel retailer J.Jill (JILL)plunged 50% Thursday after the company warned that sales would flag. The company said stores open at least a year may fall between 3% and 5% in the third quarter, and earnings would miss forecasts. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 13, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/12/investing/jjill-retail-sales-plunge/index.html Questions for discussion: What… Read more »

The New Off-Court Play for NBA Stars Is Startup Equity

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Description: About three years ago, in February 2014, Andre Iguodala spent an off-day during the NBA season at the offices of venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz in Menlo Park, Calif. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Aug 25, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-08-24/the-new-off-court-play-for-nba-stars-is-startup-equity Questions for discussion: What does this report say about the changes taking place in finance and planning? How do you… Read more »

How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales

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Description: How Brooklinen Went From Kickstarter to $20M in Sales Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: May 23, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-05-23/brooklinen-s-rise-from-kickstarter-to-20m-in-sales-video Questions for discussion: Describe the financing strategies used by management from start-up to the current level of sales. Do you think the company made any errors in judgement or should consider other methods to… Read more »

Kinder Morgan Canada to Price IPO at C$17 in Canadian Debut

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Description: Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. is expected to raise C$1.75 billion ($1.3 billion) in its initial public offering after setting the price of its shares at C$17 each, below the previous range, according to terms of the deal. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: May 17, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-24/kinder-morgan-canada-said-to-price-ipo-at-c-17-in-canadian-debut Questions for discussion: How should investors evaluate this IPO?… Read more »

This could stop Amazon’s stock rally in its tracks

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Description: Amazon needs to enact a large stock split and start paying a dividend to get the Dow keepers’ attention Source: MarketWatch.com Date: May 15, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/this-could-stop-amazons-stock-rally-in-its-tracks-2017-04-21?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: What is the concern about Amazon’s stock price as described in this article? What do you think about this argument?