Marketplace for Wednesday, February 5, 2014
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CVS is giving up the smokes, and turning itself into more of a healthcare company. We look at the economics of the new, healthcare focused pharmacy, and ask what CVS’ move means for the pharmacy business. Next, Twitter has spent one year in the public eye. As its earnings come out today, we look at what it needs to do to keep growing in the future. Then, if you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors -- but not so much here at home. Corporate spnosors are keeping a low profile in the U.S., for fear of bad associations with Russian corruption. And finally: The latest battle in the fight over unequal pay for women is the compensation package for GM's new CEO, Mary Barra. She'll receive about $4.4 million, compared to the $9 million her predecessor Dan Akerson made.
Posted In: Twitter
Twitter's first earnings report offers insight into the stock's future
Posted In: Final Note, Jeopardy, humblebrags
This daily 30 second story frequently looks at quirky news in the realm of finance. What is, "The Final Note?"
Posted In: Adult Swim, PopCandy, Turner Broadcasting
Their lineup is expanding with earlier hours and live-action programming.
Posted In: Mary Barra, General Motors, GM
And yes, there's a flap unfolding
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi
If you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors. But here in the U.S., the companies are being pressured to renounce Russia's anti-gay policies.
Posted In: Target, ghostboxes, big box stores, big box
Best Buy, Sears, Kmart have closed hundreds of stores since 2011 -- and Target's not far behind. But shuttering big-box stores has unanticipated consequences