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How businesses who sell guns are reacting to the Orlando mass shooting and other shootings in the past; a look at the private-security market; and introducing our series "The Price of Profits," what happens when profits become a company’s product.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals and the dark side of capitalism

Jun 10, 2016
Investors' demands for more profits left patients with the choice to pay up or die.
Howard Schiller, interim CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and Nancy Retzlaff, chief commercial officer for Turing Pharmaceuticals, listen during a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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How do gun retailers like Wal-Mart react to mass shootings?

Jun 13, 2016
A look at America’s gun economy
Guns for sale at a Wal-Mart, July 19, 2000.
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Will Orlando change security where we work and play?

Jun 13, 2016
U.S. private sector security spending is already around $400 billion a year.

There are more places to buy guns in the United States than there are Starbucks worldwide

Jun 13, 2016
Back to the beginning of the program: gun violence… In which I repeat myself from our broadcast of Dec. 14 2012, the day of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. I noted that day in our search for some way to quantify what had happened, that there were then more places to buy a firearm in this country than there […]
Brandon Wexler demonstrates for a customer at a store in Delray Beach, Florida, in 2016.
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IBM: when corporations took care of their employees

Jun 13, 2016
IBM had a policy of full employment and went without layoffs for seven decades.
 Louis V. Gerstner became CEO of IBM in 1993. Later that year, the company would lay off thousands of workers. 
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How businesses who sell guns are reacting to the Orlando mass shooting and other shootings in the past; a look at the private-security market; and introducing our series “The Price of Profits,” what happens when profits become a company’s product.

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All We Got Dem Atlas
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