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Marketplace for Thursday April 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday April 17, 2014

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Goldman Sachs announced an 11 percent drop in profit today… and it’s stock went up one percent. This happens all the time in the financial world: a company’s shares move in opposition to its earnings results. Why? It’s all about the investors’ expectations, and how the company matches up to them. Mark Garrison explains how those expectation s come about. Also, companies in sectors from telecommunications to banking to healthcare are employing a new technique to shield themselves from lawsuits – adding a provision to their terms of service to say by using a service or buying a product or even liking something on Facebook, consumers agree they can’t sue the company. We look at how widespread this is, and whether the practice might withstand a legal challenge. Plus, Sonic is the 4th largest burger chain in the U.S. by sales, but you wouldn’t know it in a lot of states, because it’s concentrated in certain regions. Now the chain that serves its food drive-in style is expanding. Is it freeing to be #4, after the standard McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s?

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The market's great expectations

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Fine tuning market expectations is important for public companies.

'Consent is a fiction' in consumer contracts

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Terms of service that say by being a Netflix member, you agree you can't sue the company.

In fast food burgers, geography is key

Apr 17, 2014
We're Number 4!!! Sonic is the 4th largest burger chain in the U.S. by sales, but concentrated in a few regions.

Goldman Sachs announced an 11 percent drop in profit today… and it’s stock went up one percent. This happens all the time in the financial world: a company’s shares move in opposition to its earnings results. Why? It’s all about the investors’ expectations, and how the company matches up to them. Mark Garrison explains how those expectation s come about. Also, companies in sectors from telecommunications to banking to healthcare are employing a new technique to shield themselves from lawsuits – adding a provision to their terms of service to say by using a service or buying a product or even liking something on Facebook, consumers agree they can’t sue the company. We look at how widespread this is, and whether the practice might withstand a legal challenge. Plus, Sonic is the 4th largest burger chain in the U.S. by sales, but you wouldn’t know it in a lot of states, because it’s concentrated in certain regions. Now the chain that serves its food drive-in style is expanding. Is it freeing to be #4, after the standard McDonald’s, Burger King and Wendy’s?

Music from the episode

Motion Sickness Hot Chip
Addis Ababa Zafari
Animal Miike Snow