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Description: Moderna and Merck will jointly develop and sell a cancer vaccine that is personalized for individual patients, the companies announced on Wednesday. Source: CNBC.com Date: Oct 12, 2022 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/10/12/moderna-and-merck-will-jointly-develop-a-cancer-vaccine-for-high-risk-melanoma-patients.html Questions for discussion: Do you think think this collaboration is the right decision for both companies? What do you think about the bump in stock price? Would… Read more »
Description: Updated favorites are sweet nostalgia for parents—and they just might separate today’s teens from their smartphones. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Feb 21, 2020 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-21/board-games-from-the-80s-are-rebooted-for-generation-x?srnd=premium Questions for discussion: Do you think this strategy of rejuvenating older board games and hobbies will succeed? What favors trying? How is Kickstarter helping this industry?
Description: The retailer’s global e-commerce chief, Neil Ashe, sits down with Fortune’s Adam Lashinsky in Las Vegas to talk struggles and strategy. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Jan 07, 2014 Link: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/07/at-walmart-moving-the-needle-on-e-commerce/?iid=SF_F_River Questions for Discussions: What does this report say about Wal-Mart’s ecommerce strategic thinking? What are the financial issues facing the firm as… Read more »
Description: Over the past decade, target-date funds have become a half-trillion-dollar industry by seeming to answer several of a typical investor’s prayers all at once. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Oct 17, 2013 Link: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-17/target-date-funds-may-face-losses-when-interest-rates-rise#r=nav-fst Questions for Discussions: What are target-date funds? Do they remove the necessary financial planning to manage a fund? Do you think the… Read more »
Description: Jon Erlichman and Cory Johnson report on Barnes & Noble Nook’s not so merry Christmas. They speak on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Dec 28, 2012 Link: http://bloom.bg/12UHLfR Questions for Discussions: Explain the logic of the investment by Pearson. How would a deal with B&N affect cash… Read more »
Description: Bankâ€™s loss is embarrassment for CEO, fodder for regulators Source: Marketwatch.com Date: May 11, 2012 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/jp-morgan-shares-slump-after-2b-trading-loss-2012-05-11?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: Summarize the reasons for the loss. What do you believe this event willÂ mean for the company, management, and regulators? CT:Â Â Financial Analysis, Company Analysis, Industry Analysis, Management Issues, Governments & Regulators – Investing… Read more »