ESPN Can’t Afford to Go On Like This

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Description: ESPN, which laid off 100 people this week, has a multitude of problems, but the basic one is this: It pays too much for content and costs too much for consumers. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: April 28, 2017 Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-04-28/espn-can-t-afford-to-go-on-like-this Questions for discussion: Why is ESPN in trouble? What should management do to fix the… Read more »

This Is Why J.C. Penney’s Shares Are Tanking Today

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Description: Cost-cutting measures have already begun. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: May 06, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/1SUgToR Questions for discussion: Why is the company share-value falling so dramatically? Do you think the current valuation represents a buy-opportunity as the firm attempts to rebuild momentum?

Would You Pay 25 Cents to Read an Article? Blendle Certainly Thinks So

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Description: BLENDLE IS A Dutch media startup that lets you pay a few cents for individual news articles online—the much chattered-about micropayments model that’s one of many on a long list of strategies destined to save the business of journalism (or not). And now it’s available in the US. Source: Wired.com Date: Mar 23, 2016… Read more »

‘Fickle’ millennials blamed for Chipotle’s downward spiral

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Description: Chipotle downgrade to rare underperform rating at Jefferies, which cited weak February trends and rising marketing costs Source: MarketWatch.com Date: Mar 18, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chipotle-stock-drops-after-rare-bearish-call-at-jefferies-2016-03-17 Questions for Discussions: Why has Chipotle stock been down-graded by this analyst? Do you agree with the assessment and predictions for recovery?

This investor thinks big banks are doomed

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Description: Bond king Bill Gross is not known for his sunny outlook for the markets. But he took his pessimism to a new level in his latest monthly outlook. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Mar 03, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/03/investing/bill-gross-janus-banks-stocks/index.html?iid=hp-stack-dom Questions for discussion: Summarize the bank problems as argued in the report. What do you… Read more »

Bulls and Bears Battle Over the Price of Oil

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Description: Former Mercantile Exchange Trader Dan Dicker and Barclays Head of Commodities Research Michael Cohen debate over the price and production of oil. They speak on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 05, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-01-12/bulls-and-bears-battle-over-the-price-of-oil Questions for Discussions: Summarize the arguments explaining oil prices, as presented in this report…. Read more »

Is the Worst Yet to Come for Chipotle?

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Description: Wall Street is struggling to figure out if the worst is over for Chipotle Mexican Grill. Bloomberg’s Craig Giammona has more on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Jan 11, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2016-01-11/is-the-worst-yet-to-come-for-chipotle- Questions for discussion: Why has the range of stock prices widened so dramatically? What would you advise… Read more »