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Marketplace for Friday May 16, 2014
May 16, 2014

Marketplace for Friday May 16, 2014

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The co-head of Deutsche Bank told his traders to stop being ‘boastful, indiscreet and vulgar’. An interesting admission – but is it a realistic demand? Or is he really just asking them to take it offline? Plus, if you had Red Lobster on one side of the street and Olive Garden on the other, which one would you choose? And if you owned both those casual-dining chains, which would you choose to keep? Darden has decided to sell Red Lobster and revamp their Olive Garden franchise. We investigate. Also, a recent review of sales per square foot of U.S. retailers found Apple at the top of the list. Makes sense given how pricey its items tend to be. Ditto with Tiffany, which came in at No. 3. But what about the Murphy gas station chain, which came in second place? We look at how these stores ended up atop this list, and what show-rooming and online sales have meant for this kind of ranking.

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The cookie factory that balances profit with progress

May 16, 2014
Some corporations have a legal status that formalizes their social goals.

How we measure the poverty line(s)

May 16, 2014
It wasn't until the early 1960s that we even drew the poverty line.
The World Bank is rethinking where it sets the poverty line.
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Do millionaires pick up stray coins on the street?

May 16, 2014
Here's what's coming up for the week of May 19, 2014.

In Indian elections, it's the economy, stupid

May 16, 2014
In India, Narendra Modi claims victory as the country's next prime minister.

An end to vulgar bankers

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May 16, 2014
Deutsche Bank warns traders to stop being ‘boastful, indiscreet and vulgar.’

Why Darden ditched biscuits and not breadsticks

May 16, 2014
Darden is giving up Red Lobster and keeping Olive Garden.

What Apple and a convenience store have in common

May 16, 2014
How do stores end up atop a list of sales per square foot of U.S. retailers?

The Wrap: Keep chuggin' along

May 16, 2014
Bonds, inflation, housing: we review this week in the economy

Final Note: Peak Embarrassed

May 16, 2014
We reach our highest level of embarrassment at a pretty young age in life.

The co-head of Deutsche Bank told his traders to stop being ‘boastful, indiscreet and vulgar’. An interesting admission – but is it a realistic demand? Or is he really just asking them to take it offline? Plus, if you had Red Lobster on one side of the street and Olive Garden on the other, which one would you choose? And if you owned both those casual-dining chains, which would you choose to keep? Darden has decided to sell Red Lobster and revamp their Olive Garden franchise. We investigate. Also, a recent review of sales per square foot of U.S. retailers found Apple at the top of the list. Makes sense given how pricey its items tend to be. Ditto with Tiffany, which came in at No. 3. But what about the Murphy gas station chain, which came in second place? We look at how these stores ended up atop this list, and what show-rooming and online sales have meant for this kind of ranking.

Music from the episode