Twitter’s stock is nearing a bottom, trader says after Ark Invest buy-in

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Description: Twitter is nearing a turning point, says one top strategist. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/02/twitter-is-nearing-a-bottom-trader-says-after-ark-invest-buy-in.html Questions for discussion: What is the basis for this call? Do you agree with the interpretation of the data and management events?

Elle magazine says it will ban fur from its publications worldwide

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Description: Lifestyle and fashion magazine ELLE announced Thursday it is banning fur from all pages of its publications in a move to support animal welfare and reflect changing tastes. Source: NPR.org Date: Dec 02, 2021 Link: https://www.npr.org/2021/12/02/1061053897/elle-magazine-ban-fur-from-publications Questions for discussion: What are the implications of this decision and the publicity from it on the various industries and… Read more »

Twitter’s New CEO Makes His Mark With Executive Reshuffle

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Description: (Bloomberg) — Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Parag Agrawal, who just took the reins from Jack Dorsey this week, is already shaking up the management ranks. Source: Yahoo.Finance.com/Bloomberg.com Date: Dec 03, 2021 Link: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/twitter-shuffles-executive-team-following-202309898.html Questions for discussion: Explain the shake up at Twitter. What direction would you expect management to take at this time?… Read more »

Nvidia data center sales grew 55% on demand for artificial intelligence chips

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Description: Nvidia stock rose more than 5% in extended trading after it reported earnings on Wednesday for its third fiscal quarter that beat expectations for both earnings and sales. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/17/nvidia-nvda-earnings-q3-2022.html Questions for discussion: Explain Nvidia’s financial success? How should investors evaluate the stock going forward? Is… Read more »

How Americans’ Appetite for Leather in Luxury SUVs Worsens Amazon Deforestation

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Description: An examination of Brazil’s immense tannery industry shows how hides from illegally deforested ranches can easily reach the global marketplace. In the United States, much of the demand for Brazilian leather comes from automakers. Source: NYTimes.com – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/17/climate/leather-seats-cars-rainforest.html Questions for discussion: What are the ethical and social… Read more »

Natale out, Staffieri in as Rogers appoints new interim CEO

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Description: Joe Natale has been replaced as chief executive officer of Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI) less than two weeks after a power struggle was put to bed by a B.C. court. ​Source: BNNBloomberg.ca – video report Date: Nov 17, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/natale-out-staffieri-in-as-rogers-appoints-new-interim-ceo-1.1682979 ​Questions for discussion: What is happening at Rogers? How are events affecting the… Read more »

The metaverse is investable — and it’s going to be big, says tech billionaire

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Description: The so-called metaverse has a “big time” investment case, according to Puerto Rican billionaire businessman Orlando Bravo. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 15, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/15/orlando-bravo-metaverse-is-investable-and-its-going-to-be-very-big.html?__source=iosappshare%7Ccom.apple.UIKit.activity.Mail Questions for discussion: What is the metaverse concept? What are some design applications? How should investors regard this emerging field?

Johnson & Johnson to split into two companies; shares rise

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Description: Health-care giant Johnson & Johnson is splitting off its consumer division, following in the footsteps of other big drugmakers that have moved to focus on the more-profitable pharmaceutical market. Source: BNNBloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 12, 2021 Link: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/johnson-johnson-to-split-into-two-companies-shares-rise-1.1680846 Questions for discussion: What is motivating the firm to split itself into two companies… Read more »

Amazon-backed EV start-up Rivian set to go public at $98 billion implied valuation

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Description: Rivian Automotive will make its market debut Wednesday, in what’s expected to be one of the biggest IPOs of the year. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Nov 10, 2021 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/10/amazon-backed-ev-start-up-rivian-set-to-go-public-.html Questions for discussion: What advantage does the company have by way of its relationship with Amazon and Ford? How should marketers at the… Read more »

Merck stock’s biggest selloff in nearly 17 years is cutting close to 60 points off the Dow’s price

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Description: Shares of Merck & Co. MRK,  tumbled 9.5% in midday trading Friday, putting them on track to suffer the biggest one-day drop since January 2005, after Pfizer Inc. PFE,  released data on a pill to treat COVID-19 that showed greater efficacy than Merck’s. Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Nov 05, 2021 Link: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/merck-stocks-biggest-selloff-in-nearly-17-years-is-cutting-close-to-60-points-off-the-dows-price-2021-11-05?mod=home-page Questions for discussion: What does the article say to… Read more »