Marketplace for Wednesday April 23, 2014
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A new government report reveals that thousands of employees of the Internal Revenue Service got bonuses or time-off awards despite being disciplined for misconduct – including tax compliance problems. How could this happen and what are the criteria for determining awards for government employees? Should they be revised? Plus, Valeant’s acquisitions have had a particular focus: companies that produce “medical aesthetics” products that smooth and clear facial skin – Botox and similar paralyzers, Restylane and similar fillers, and lasers. This care is a fast-growing business, and Valeant now has one sales force to sell all these products. Also, the NYPD's newly created Twitter hashtag #MyNYPD has backfired spectacularly – as New Yorkers have used it to tweet about police brutality and misconduct. Why do organizations/ companies fail to tame Twitter in these instances? And when the public can so easily hijack your hashtag, who's managed to get it right?
Valeant’s acquisitions have a focus: Companies that produce “medical aesthetics” products to smooth and clear facial skin.
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In their words: "It's hard not to feel some sympathy for him, while also wishing that someone or something would make him stop."
Thousands of IRS workers got rewards despite being disciplined for misconduct.
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