Marketplace for Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Jun 14, 2016

Marketplace for Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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We take a look at how much an immigration ban proposed by Trump could cost the U.S. in tourism and business; tracing the history of how corporations made maximizing shareholder value their priority; and support for Brexit grows as Britain prepares to vote next week. 

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A company that deserved a shareholder-value makeover

Jun 14, 2016
The conglomerate Gulf and Western Industries encompassed over 100 businesses.
 Mel Brooks poked fun at real-life conglomerate Gulf and Western in his 1976 comedy "Silent Movie." The screen version was "Engulf and Devour."
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An anthropologist's view of Wall Street

Jun 14, 2016
'The smartest guy in the room' doesn't have a long-term outlook, Karen Ho says.
"They're sort of cultivated and come to understand themselves as the smartest guy in the room," says anthropologist Karen Ho of Wall Street culture.
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Brexit vote holds risks for US economy

Jun 14, 2016
If Britons vote to leave the EU, US trade treaties would need to be renegotiated, and US companies might reassess their business prospects across Europe.
Pro-Brexit flags fly from a fishing boat moored in Ramsgate on June 13, 2016. Britain's opposition Labour Party today scrambled to make the case for Europe to its members as world stock markets slipped amid concern over a British exit from the EU in a knife-edge referendum next week.
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The cost of banning all Muslims

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Jun 14, 2016
Donald Trump's plan has a hefty price tag, in more ways than one.
 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Tampa Convention Center on June 11, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. 
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(She's probably not going to raise rates)
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How shareholders jumped to first in line for profits

Jun 14, 2016
A business theory helped put profits for shareholders ahead of other corporate interests.
Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the 20th century.
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We take a look at how much an immigration ban proposed by Trump could cost the U.S. in tourism and business; tracing the history of how corporations made maximizing shareholder value their priority; and support for Brexit grows as Britain prepares to vote next week. 

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