Marketplace for Wednesday April 23, 2014

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New York Police Department (NYPD) car sits parked in Times Square
Episode Description 
A new government report reveals that thousands of employees of the Internal Revenue Service got bonuses or time-off awards despite being disciplined for misconduct – including tax compliance problems. How could this happen and what are the criteria  for determining awards for government employees? Should they be revised? Plus, Valeant’s acquisitions have had a particular focus: companies that produce “medical aesthetics” products that smooth and clear facial skin – Botox and similar paralyzers, Restylane and similar fillers, and lasers. This care is a fast-growing business, and Valeant now has one sales force to sell all these products. Also, the NYPD's newly created Twitter hashtag #MyNYPD has backfired spectacularly – as New Yorkers have used it to tweet about police brutality and misconduct.  Why do organizations/ companies fail to tame Twitter in these instances? And when the public can so easily hijack your hashtag, who's managed to get it right?
Botox patient receives injections

Want Botox? A wrinkle filler?

Valeant’s acquisitions have a focus: Companies that produce “medical aesthetics” products to smooth and clear facial skin.

The Times takes James Franco down (at least) a notch

In their words: "It's hard not to feel some sympathy for him, while also wishing that someone or something would make him stop."
Posted In: James Franco, New York Times

IRS employees who don't pay their own taxes

Thousands of IRS workers got rewards despite being disciplined for misconduct.

The NYPD learns about #backlash

The Twitter hashtag #MyNYPD backfired spectacularly – when the public can so easily hijack your hashtag, how do you get social media right?
Posted In: social media, NYPD, McDonald's

Amazon is paying its employees to quit

Amazon takes a page out of the Zappos playbook and offers employees cash to quit their jobs.
Posted In: workplace culture, Amazon, zappos

Milwaukee locals want to bring Pabst back

There’s a growing movement afoot to return Pabst from LA to Milwaukee.
Posted In: beer, milwaukee brewers, Pabst Brewing Co.

This is an office, not a jungle gym!

Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, April 24, 2014
Posted In: work day, office, Iceland

NFL + Hollywood = cash money

New details emerge behind the William Morris Endeavor - IMG Worldwide merger.
Posted In: WME, IMG, William Morris

What deflation is and why it's the worst dog ever

Because more economic terms should be explained with pets.
Posted In: deflation

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Purity Ring
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