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Description: The brand wants to become a luxury conglomerate.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: April 06, 2017

Link: http://for.tn/2p5lEEb

Questions for Discussions:

  • Do you think this consolidation in the industry will be successful?
  • Do you think the firm should wait to acquire declining brands at lower stock prices?

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Description: Including its flagship store in NYC.

Source: Fortune.ca- video report

Date: Apr 05 , 2017

Link: http://for.tn/2nYLziQ

Questions for Discussions:

  • What does this report say to investors?
  • Do you think the financial adjustments are sufficient to allow the firm to recover and grow again one day?
  • Would a merger make sense?

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Description: Years of costly treatments could give way to pricier one-shot cures like Spark Therapeutics’ blindness drug. But insurers aren’t ready.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: April 06 , 2017

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-06/just-how-much-is-a-medical-miracle-worth

Questions for Discussions:

  • Summarize the various pricing models presented in this report.
  • What are the ethical and social considerations involved?
  • How should the players decide on pricing in this industry?
  • How should investors approach this discussion?

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Description: As Tesla shares surged past $300 this week and the company’s market value surpassed Ford’s, even its founder, Elon Musk, acknowledged on Twitter that the company was “absurdly overvalued if based on the past.”

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: Apr 06, 2017

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/business/tesla-story-stocks.html?_r=0

Questions for discussion:

  • What is the basis of Tesla’s valuation today?
  • Do you think Tesla will dominate its industry?

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Description: COLORADO SPRINGS — Standing against the backdrop of his New Shepard rocket booster and a full-scale mock capsule for carrying humans into space, Jeff Bezos revealed on Wednesday that he was selling about $1 billion in Amazon stock a year to finance his Blue Origin rocket company.

Source: NYTimes.com

Date: April 5, 2017

Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/science/blue-origin-rocket-jeff-bezos-amazon-stock.html?ref=business

Questions for discussion:

  • What do you think of the potential success for this business?
  • Why do you think Bezos is planning to finance development by selling Amazon stock instead of other more traditional methods?
  • Will this affect Amazon stock?

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Description: But don’t expect to see a revival as hundreds of store continue to close.

Source: Fortune.com – video report

Date: Mar 30, 2017

Link: http://for.tn/2njCDlD

Questions for Discussions:

  • How did store closings affect e-commerce at Kohls?
  • Do you think this experience can be generalized across the retailing industry?
  • How should investors regards statistics on e-commerce and store performance?

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Description: It has some work to do.

Source: Fortune.ca- video report

Date: March 30 , 2017

Link: http://for.tn/2odQddI

Questions for Discussions:

  • What are the two ways Apple can continue to grow, according to the report?
  • Who would you merge Apple with in order to continue the current growth rate?
  • Do you think the firm can succeed in becoming a trillion dollar company by 2021?

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Description: It’s tough to blame Toshiba for letting Westinghouse fail. The subsidiary was an intractable mess, facing $6 billion in cost overruns on four half-built nuclear power plants in South Carolina and Georgia.

Source: Forbes.com

Date: Mar 27, 2017

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2017/03/30/who-needs-nuclear-toshiba-already-working-on-new-zero-carbon-power-source/#14b8f77319c4

Questions for Discussions:

  • Explain the risks to investors for Toshiba’s decisions.
  • Do you think this new zero-emissions technology is the way for Toshiba to go?

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Description: As more fans cut the cord and go mobile, the network is busy protecting its cable-TV money machine.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: Mar 30, 2017

Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-03-30/espn-has-seen-the-future-of-tv-and-they-re-not-really-into-it

Questions for discussion:

  • How has the business model changed at ESPN?
  • What can the company do to deal with these changes to operations?

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Description: A NAFTA tribunal has refused to question Canadian judicial interpretations of domestic patent law.

Source: FinancialPost.com

Date: Mar 27, 2017

Link: http://business.financialpost.com/legal-post/eli-lilly-loses-nafta-challenge-brought-against-canada

Questions for discussion:

  • Explain the decision?
  • Why is it important to the investors?