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Jun 15, 2016

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Our series "The Price of Profits" continues, as we explore why companies are gorging on their own shares and how the idea of "maximizing shareholder value" reshaped the pharmaceutical industry. Plus, an interview with chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

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Cooking with chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Georgie in Beverly Hills

Jun 15, 2016
The New York chef and Food Network personality made his way to the West Coast with Georgie and the Garden Bar.


Geoffrey Zakarian making ahi poke at his new restaurant, Georgie. 
 



 
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Early consumer credit warning signs

Jun 15, 2016
Some banks may be lending to consumers who shouldn't be borrowing.
Some banks may be lending to consumers who shouldn't be borrowing.
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Equities exodus doesn't mean a failing economy

Jun 15, 2016
The first quarter of 2016 saw about a $60 billion retreat from equities.
Investors monitor stock price movements at a securities company in Beijing on June 15, 2016. China on June 15 brushed off stock index firm MSCI's decision to exclude the country's A shares from its influential global equities index, saying that the gauge cannot be complete without the Chinese stocks.
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Outback adds 2,360 calories worth of Bloomin' Onion to its menu

Jun 15, 2016
All your daily calories in one vegetable!
Because who doesn't want bacon loaded cheddar fries on top of a fried onion?
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

Pharma: an industry shaped by shareholder value

Jun 15, 2016
Big drug companies today have remade their business models.
Big Pharma has remade their business models over time to maximize shareholder value. 
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Our series “The Price of Profits” continues, as we explore why companies are gorging on their own shares and how the idea of “maximizing shareholder value” reshaped the pharmaceutical industry. Plus, an interview with chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

Music from the episode

Compass Point Holy Ghost!
I Need Never Get Old Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
I Need Never Get Old Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats