Wells Fargo was silent about fake account probe for at least 6 months

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Description: Federal law requires public companies like Wells Fargo to warn shareholders about non-routine legal proceedings. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Jan 12, 2017 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2017/01/12/investing/wells-fargo-fake-account-disclosure/index.html?iid=hp-toplead-dom Questions for Discussions: Summarize the ethical business issues related to the Wells Fargo scandal and its failure to warn stockholders? Do you think this report will affect stockholders… Read more »

Pandora Rallies as Results Top Estimates, 7% Cut in Jobs Set

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Description: Pandora Media Inc., the world’s largest online radio service, said fourth-quarter results exceeded its forecast, due to strong advertising sales and listeners adopting a new paid offering. The company also said it’s eliminating jobs to boost efficiency. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Jan 12, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-12/pandora-says-fourth-quarter-topped-estimates-plans-job-cuts Questions for discussion: What explains Pandora’s performance? Would you… Read more »

What Dow 20,000 means for stock-market investors

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Description: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is on the brink of a major milestone. But what does Dow 20,000 really signify? Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Jan 06, 2017 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/what-dow-20000-means-for-stock-market-investors-2016-12-14 Questions for Discussions: Summarize the main arguments presented in this article. Do you agree with them?

Opinion: Here’s the verdict on that ‘terrible’ Obama economy

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Description: What’s not to like? But please don’t ask the Trumpists Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Dec 03, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/heres-the-verdict-on-that-terrible-obama-economy-2016-11-30 Questions for Discussions: Summarize the evaluation presented in this article. Do you agree with the assessments?

Why 25% of the working women in America are struggling financially

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Description: They work in jobs that are growing fast, pay less than $15 an hour and are female-dominated Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Dec 04, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-25-of-the-working-women-in-america-are-struggling-financially-2016-11-30?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What are the managerial and social issues presented? How should business, government, and society deal with the gap?

Israel’s Startup Hype Master Faces His Toughest Test Yet

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Description: Israel’s most prolific startup hype man is a scruffy 35-year-old named Moshe Hogeg. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-05/israel-s-startup-hype-master-faces-his-toughest-test-yet Questions for Discussions: Summarize the fund-raising strategies followed by Moshe Hogeg. How are they unconventional?

How Entrepreneurs Can Make Peace With Undiversified Investments

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Description: If you’re an entrepreneur, traditional financial advice, starting with the drumbeat of diversification, does not apply to you. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 05, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/05/your-money/asset-allocation/how-entrepreneurs-can-make-peace-with-undiversified-investments.html?ref=business Questions for Discussions: What does this article say about the “entrepreneurial view” of personal finances and motivation? Do you think it is a fair evaluation?

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to step down

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Description: Howard Schultz stepping down as Starbucks CEO Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 02, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/investing/2016/12/01/howard-schultz-resigns-starbucks.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: Why did the company stock price fall on this news? Do you think the risk level for investors going forward will increase?

Behind Trump’s Deal With Carrier

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Description: INDIANAPOLIS — By the time the Rust Belt turned red on election night, Carrier had to know the call was coming. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/01/business/economy/trump-carrier-pence-jobs.html Questions for Discussions: What are the economic arguments presented in this article? What do you think is the best way to encourage businesses to remain… Read more »