Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 6, 2012
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States are expected to collect almost $26 billion this fiscal year from a 1998 settlement with the tobacco industry, but only a tiny fraction of that money will be used to prevent people from smoking. It's been just over a year since Michael Woodford lost his job as the CEO of Olympus after challenging the board with tough questions. He's just written a book about the experience called "Exposure: How I went from CEO to Whistleblower." And in the cellphone era, what’s the value of a payphone? New York sees advertising and Internet hot spots as the future for its 11,000 payphones.
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Posted In: fiscal cliff, Obama
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Posted In: whistleblowers, ceo, Japan
It's been just over a year since Michael Woodford lost his job as the CEO of Olympus after challenging the board with tough questions. Woodford explains what he learned about business culture and personal risk from becoming a whistleblower.
Posted In: cigarettes, smoking, tobacco, Health
A new study finds state governments are plugging budget gaps at the expense of tobacco prevention programs.