Marketplace for Tuesday August 5, 2014
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The media company Gannet, which owns the newspaper USA TODAY, announced plans to separate its broadcast and digital division from its publishing division. The company added that this move will give the new separate companies ‘increased opportunities to grow organically’. Why has Gannett made this move now and will it pay off? We investigate. Plus, President Obama announced that U.S. corporations have pledged $14 billion worth of investments in African countries. We look at the kinds of projects U.S. companies are pursuing in Africa and where they are happening. Also, the DOJ is investigating GMs auto loan business amid speculation of fraudulent. The auto loan business isn’t so big that a loan freeze will create a systemic problem for the financial system, but if the government clamps down, people will suffer.
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, science fiction, fiction
"We have this...fascinating phenomenon of a sci-fi writer playing real war games.”
Posted In: Africa, business, foreign investment
Energy shortages are an obstacle to business and an opportunity for investment.
Posted In: doj, auto loan, General Motors
These loans resemble the subprime mortgages that led to the financial crisis.
Posted In: Intel, computers, microchips
An interview with Michael Malone, author of "The Intel Trinity".