Marketplace PM for December 27, 2005
Posted In: Health
Today, Boston Scientific said it will continue with plans to acquire rival medical device maker Guidant, despite Guidant's profit warning last week. Also, Guidant is in more trouble with the FDA - it sent a letter to the company today about problems at a Guidant facility. Marketplace's Helen Palmer explains.
Tomorrow, Nielsen will release its first ever ratings for DVRs - TiVos and other digital video recorders. Host Kai Ryssdal speaks to Ira Teinowitz of Ad Age about why the ratings are so important for advertisers.
Lee Raymond, chairman of Exxon Mobil, retires at the end of this year after nearly 15 years at the top of the biggest oil companym and some analysts are worried that Rex Tillerson, the incoming boss, can't fill Raymond's oversized boots. Writer and commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says Exxon may well be in trouble, but not because Lee Raymond is leaving.
If you were a menu, what kinds of dishes would you offer? You've probably never thought about it... unless you happen to have applied to New York University's Stern School of Business. At Stern, getting in to business school means thinking outside the box of GRE scores and personal statements. Laura Spero reports.