Marketplace for Friday May 16, 2014

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The co-head of Deutsche Bank told his traders to stop being ‘boastful, indiscreet and vulgar’. An interesting admission – but is it a realistic demand? Or is he really just asking them to take it offline? Plus, if you had Red Lobster on one side of the street and Olive Garden on the other, which one would you choose? And if you owned both those casual-dining chains, which would you choose to keep? Darden has decided to sell Red Lobster and revamp their Olive Garden franchise. We investigate. Also, a recent review of sales per square foot of U.S. retailers found Apple at the top of the list. Makes sense given how pricey its items tend to be. Ditto with Tiffany, which came in at No. 3. But what about the Murphy gas station chain, which came in second place? We look at how these stores ended up atop this list, and what show-rooming and online sales have meant for this kind of ranking.
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)

Final Note: Peak Embarrassed

We reach our highest level of embarrassment at a pretty young age in life.
Posted In: psychology

The Wrap: Keep chuggin' along

Bonds, inflation, housing: we review this week in the economy
Posted In: Housing, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, bonds, inflation, Timothy Geithner
Apple retail store

What Apple and a convenience store have in common

How do stores end up atop a list of sales per square foot of U.S. retailers?
Posted In: Apple Store, commercial real estate
Red Lobster Sold To Golden Gate Capital For 2.1 Billion

Why Darden ditched biscuits and not breadsticks

Darden is giving up Red Lobster and keeping Olive Garden.
Posted In: Darden, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, restaurants
Deutsche Bank

An end to vulgar bankers

Deutsche Bank warns traders to stop being ‘boastful, indiscreet and vulgar.’
Posted In: Wall Street, Bankers, language

In Indian elections, it's the economy, stupid

In India, Narendra Modi claims victory as the country's next prime minister.
Posted In: India, elections

Do millionaires pick up stray coins on the street?

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How we measure the poverty line(s)

It wasn't until the early 1960s that we even drew the poverty line.
Posted In: poverty

The cookie factory that balances profit with progress

Some corporations have a legal status that formalizes their social goals.
Posted In: B Corporation

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