Zynga Weighs Future After Schappert’s Departure

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Description: In the wake of Zynga Chief Operating Officer John Schappert’s departure, we look at the condition of the company, including the decline of profitability and continuing litigation. Drew Dowell has details on The News Hub. Photo: Getty Images. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: Aug 09, 2012 Link: http://live.wsj.com/video/zynga-weighs-future-after-schappert-departure/C292DF9A-FA2A-438A-903D-65395DABC949.html Questions for Discussion: What were… Read more »

Sanofi’s Shock Therapy Enrages the French

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Description: Among the major French companies that have triggered protests at home this summer by announcing job cuts, Sanofi (SNY) stands out for its audacity. France’s biggest drugmaker plans to slash its research and development staff in Toulouse and Montpellier and is shifting its focus across the Atlantic to Cambridge, Mass. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Aug… Read more »

For Sale in India, Made in China

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Description: As Chinese-made goods flow into India, a growing trade imbalance is sparking tension between the two countries. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report Date: Aug 02, 2012 Link: http://live.wsj.com/video/for-sale-in-india-made-in-china/15161340-BA5B-4755-9A10-59933EE5681A.html Questions for Discussion: Summarize the reasons for the trade imbalance? What are the solutions? What does this report suggest about the globalization debate?

Where Free Speech Goes to Die: The Workplace

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Description: In America you can say pretty much whatever you want, wherever you want to say it. Unless, that is, you’re at work. Simply put, there is no First Amendment right to “free speech” in the workplace—potentially perilous for many employees in a polarized political year with a tight presidential race. Source: Businessweek.com Date: Aug… Read more »

Key to NBA’s success? Embracing tech

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Description: NBA Commissioner David Stern says the basketball league is looking to expand its use of technology to improve gameplay and increase its audience. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: July 24, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2012/07/23/bst-stern-nba-tech.fortune/ Questions for Discussion: How does management of the NBA expect to grow their business? How will technology influence this growth?… Read more »

Putting artists to work

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Description: Struggling artists and performers sick of waiting on tables find a perfect business in child care. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: July 20, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/fortune/2012/07/20/f-sitters-studio.fortune/ Questions for Discussion: What is the competitive advantage? How would the management of this business be different than at any regular daycare center? What are the unique… Read more »

Yahoo: Help Us, Marissa Mayer. You’re Our Only Hope

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Description: The Yahoo! (YHOO) board of directors was leaving nothing to chance. The Internet company is known throughout Silicon Valley as a leaky ship whose internal deliberations often turn up on blogs or in other media outlets. So when the company’s four-member chief executive search team met Google (GOOG) veteran Marissa Mayer for the first… Read more »

Marriott CEO: U.S. must relax visas for tourists

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Description: Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott, says the U.S. has a lot to gain if it caters to foreign tourists with relaxed visa and customs processes. Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: July 13, 2012 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2012/07/12/n-marriott-tourists.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussion: How does the visa application process affect the tourist industry in the U.S.? How can… Read more »

Macy’s Wins Against J.C. Penney on Martha Stewart

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Description:  Macy’s has won an injunction Against Martha Stewart Omnimedia to stop it from selling similar merchandise in J.C. Penney stores. Dana Mattioli has details on The News Hub. (Photo: Getty Images) Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: July 13, 2012 Link: http://live.wsj.com/video/macy-wins-against-jc-penney-on-martha-stewart/3140F6FA-9677-4199-88D7-E243EF64D7A9.html Questions for Discussion: Summarize the issues for all sides in this dispute…. Read more »