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Feb 5, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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CVS is giving up the smokes, and turning itself into more of a healthcare company. We look at the economics of the new, healthcare focused pharmacy, and ask what CVS’ move means for the pharmacy business. Next, Twitter has spent one year in the public eye. As its earnings come out today, we look at what it needs to do to keep growing in the future. Then, if you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors -- but not so much here at home. Corporate spnosors are keeping a low profile in the U.S., for fear of bad associations with Russian corruption. And finally: The latest battle in the fight over unequal pay for women is the compensation package for GM's new CEO, Mary Barra. She'll receive about $4.4 million, compared to the $9 million her predecessor Dan Akerson made.

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Ghostboxes: What's left behind when Target shuts its doors?

Feb 5, 2014
Best Buy, Sears, Kmart have closed hundreds of stores since 2011 -- and Target's not far behind. But shuttering big-box stores has unanticipated consequences
Target customers protest the closing of their local store this past Saturday in Trotwood, Ohio.  Residents organized a "shop-in" to display the town's buying power.  But Target plans to close this store, and 7 others across the country, on May 3rd.
Lewis Wallace

Why CVS is giving up smoking

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Feb 5, 2014
It has more to do with healthcare than lung cancer

Sochi Olympics isn't a guaranteed winner for sponsors

Feb 5, 2014
If you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors. But here in the U.S., the companies are being pressured to renounce Russia's anti-gay policies.

Mary Barra's making less - a lot less- than her predecessor

Feb 5, 2014
And yes, there's a flap unfolding

Adult Swim attracts younger viewers into late night pool

Feb 5, 2014
Their lineup is expanding with earlier hours and live-action programming.

CFPB's Richard Cordray to appear on Jeopardy ... again

Feb 5, 2014
This daily 30 second story frequently looks at quirky news in the realm of finance. What is, "The Final Note?"

Twitter: Little blue bird's first financial flight

Feb 5, 2014
Twitter's first earnings report offers insight into the stock's future

CVS is giving up the smokes, and turning itself into more of a healthcare company. We look at the economics of the new, healthcare focused pharmacy, and ask what CVS’ move means for the pharmacy business. Next, Twitter has spent one year in the public eye. As its earnings come out today, we look at what it needs to do to keep growing in the future. Then, if you attend the Sochi Olympics, you’ll see a big presence by U.S. corporate sponsors — but not so much here at home. Corporate spnosors are keeping a low profile in the U.S., for fear of bad associations with Russian corruption. And finally: The latest battle in the fight over unequal pay for women is the compensation package for GM’s new CEO, Mary Barra. She’ll receive about $4.4 million, compared to the $9 million her predecessor Dan Akerson made.

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