The Price of Profits

Forrest Full of Shares

Marketplace Staff Jun 15, 2016

Your mate Paddy Hirsch was just enjoying a box of chocolates at the bus stop when he started thinking about how they’re kind of like shares in a company.

The Price of Profits,” our series with Business Insider, looks at what happens when profits become a company’s product. For more, visit

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