Marketplace for Wednesday, September 18, 2013
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The Federal Reserve announces no changes to its bond-buying stimulus program. Also, the drug store chain Walgreens says it will become one of the largest employers to revamp its employer health programs. Under the new system, Walgreen workers will have a choice of plans and coverage. But choice can sometimes be overwhelming. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain's stores, but with ads set to run in many of the nation's largest newspapers some wonder if the decision is driven, in part, by marketing.
Posted In: euro, Germany, General Motors
GM's closure of its auto plant in Bochum, Germany, will be the first major closure of an auto plant there in 60 years.
Posted In: hotels
Businesses make themselves more attractive to corporate clients by adhering to their environmental sustainability businesses. If a client's plan calls for using only hotels that don't automatically deliver clean towels each day... there will be more wet towels in those hotels.
Posted In: NRA, gun control, Howard Schultz, starbucks
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain's stores.
Posted In: health insurance, Walgreens
The giant drug store chain says it will become one of the largest employers to revamp its employer-sponsored health coverage.