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 »

Is Amazon getting into the pharmacy business? This is what you need to know

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Description: Drugstore chains and pharmacy-benefit managers are likely at risk, Wall Street analysts say Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Oct 14, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-amazon-getting-into-the-pharmacy-business-this-is-what-you-need-to-know-2017-10-09?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: Do you think this move would be good for the firm? What are the pros and cons from an investor’s point of view?

Banks not named Wells Fargo are doing great

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Description: Wells Fargo is still struggling to shake off a bad reputation it earned through numerous recent scandals. Senator Elizabeth Warren told CEO Tim Sloan at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday that he should be fired. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Oct 04, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/04/investing/banks-earnings-wells-fargo-jpmorgan-chase/index.html Questions for discussion: What are the concerns… Read more »

Kellogg CEO John Bryant Out as the Big Food Mass CEO Exodus Continues

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Description: He will be replaced by the CEO of Nature’s Bounty. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 27, 2017 Link: http://for.tn/2fUaJeh Questions for discussion: Why are there so many turnovers of CEOs in this industry? Do you think the solution to industry-level problems can be solved by changing CEOs? How should investors respond to… Read more »

How a 32-Year-Old CEO Got a Team of Pharma Vets to Join His Radical Approach to Making Drugs

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Description: Vivek Ramaswamy got a pretty special present for his 32nd birthday in August: $1.1 billion in funding from SoftBank and other investors for the audacious biopharmaceutical firm he founded and leads, Roivant Sciences. Source: Fortune.com Date: Sep 21, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/09/21/roivant-sciences-ceos-profile/?iid=leftrail Questions for discussion: What is so unique about this financial structuring? Why does it appeal to… Read more »

How Rosalind Brewer, Starbucks’ First Woman COO, Got the Job

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Description: Rosalind Brewer’s first step toward the COO job at Starbucks(SBUX, -1.55%) happened completely by chance. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Sep 07, 2017 Link: http://fortune.com/2017/09/07/rosalind-brewer-starbucks-coo/ Questions for discussion: Why is Rosalind Brewer a good choice for this job? What does the article say about corporate cultures for executive development?

Bill Nye Files $37 Million Suit Against Disney Over Royalties

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Description: Bill Nye filed a $37 million lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company and a number of its subsidiaries on Thursday, alleging that he was deprived of $9 million in profits from his show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which originally ran from 1993 to 1998 on PBS. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Aug 25, 2017 Link:… Read more »