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Airing on Monday Dec. 15, 2014: What have the Sony leaks revealed about the company’s corporate strategy? And what can Sony do to prevent further dissemination and exploitation of this information? Plus, PetSmart was acquired for $8.7 billion by BC Partners. We take a closer look at the buyout. Finally, President Obama nominated investment banker Antonio Weiss for treasury undersecretary. We take a look at the job description for this position.


Segments From this episode

Cutting health costs by subsidizing housing

by David Weinberg Dec 4, 2014
Experiment in housing for homeless is completed in L.A. – and health-care costs fall.
I've Always Wondered ...

How do store brands stack up against name brands?

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Dec 10, 2014
Store brands can be just as good as name brands. But there are some trade-offs.

Facebook 'users' are now 'people'

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 15, 2014
We're all just Facebook 'people' these days.

Private equity's PetSmart maneuver

by Scott Tong Dec 15, 2014
PetSmart, with its brick-and-mortar allure, sells for $8.7 billion.

Treasury undersecretary wanted, must love Wall Street

by Tracey Samuelson Dec 15, 2014
Liberal Democrats aren’t happy with White House's choice, investment banker Antonio Weiss.
Final Note

We lost $100 million making pennies and nickels

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 15, 2014
Dreadful penny and nickel news, but cheaper copper shaves millions off the loss.

Sony warns media against publishing leaked information

by Annie Baxter Dec 15, 2014
Sony says the leaked information contains trade secrets. How damaging is the leak?

Music from the episode

The Colour Of Crumar Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
A Million Times Ms. John Soda
Sleigh Ride Easter Rebellion featuring Cedar Walton, Terry Gibbs Quartet, Kenny Burrell Quartet, The Pete Jolly Trio, George Shearing, Eugene Maslov, Teddy Edwards, sax, The Les McCann Trio, Various Artists, George Shearing, piano, Stix Hooper, drums, Reg Schwager, guitar, Neil Swainson, bass
You - Ha Ha Ha Charli XCX

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