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.

Twitter: Little blue bird's first financial flight

Twitter's first earnings report offers insight into the stock's future
Posted In: Twitter

CFPB's Richard Cordray to appear on Jeopardy ... again

This daily 30 second story frequently looks at quirky news in the realm of finance. What is, "The Final Note?"
Posted In: Final Note, Jeopardy, humblebrags

Adult Swim attracts younger viewers into late night pool

Their lineup is expanding with earlier hours and live-action programming.
Posted In: Adult Swim, PopCandy, Turner Broadcasting

Sochi Olympics isn't a guaranteed winner for sponsors

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: Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi

Why CVS is giving up smoking

It has more to do with healthcare than lung cancer
Posted In: CVS, drugstore, cigarettes

Ghostboxes: What's left behind when Target shuts its doors?

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
Posted In: Target, ghostboxes, big box stores, big box

Say 'meow' to the newest Monopoly piece

The Marketplace Datebook for February 6, 2014.
Posted In: Monopoly, Hasbro

Want the REALLY spicy Chinese dish?

What you see on menus might not be all the restaurant has to offer
Posted In: restaurants, Chinese food, secret menus

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