Marketplace for Monday April 28, 2014
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The NBA operates a bit like McDonalds – the owners of the teams are basically franchisees. And the franchisees run the NBA. So could the other owners oust Sterling because he threatens their bigger business model? Plus, high school graduation rates in the U.S. have hit a new high, 80 percent, after a nearly decade-long campaign to raise graduation rates. What was done to raise the rate, and how valuable is the degree that more teenagers are getting. Also, new U.S. sanctions target the head of the state-controlled Russian oil giant Rosneft. We explain how U.S. and multi-national companies with U.S. ties, including BP, Exxon and Shell, are finding themselves affected by the move, and what options they have to protect themselves.
Posted In: sanctions, Russia
New sanctions take aim at the head of a Russian oil company in which BP has a big stake. BP’s stock fell after new sanctions were announced.
Posted In: coal, concrete, waste
The toxic discharge from coal plants beats Portland cement when used in concrete.
Posted In: Education, high school, graduation
High school graduation rates in the U.S. have reached 80 percent. What was done to raise the rate, and how valuable is the degree that more teenagers are getting?
Posted In: NBA, Donald Sterling
The NBA is investigating the legitimacy of a recording said to be of the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Posted In: Dove, branding
Dove's most recent ad campaign has been called "patronizing" and "hypocritical".
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