On Her Team, It’s All About Bench Strength

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Description:  This interview with Sharon Napier, chief executive of Partners + Napier, an ad agency based in Rochester, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant. Source: NYTimes.com   Date: 05/07/2010 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/business/09corner.html?ref=business Questions for discussion: What lessons did you learn by reading this article? Which comment do you think was the most insightful? What would… Read more »

The New Money Rules for Recent Graduates

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Description: Final exams over, newly minted college graduates may still have some studying to do as they prepare to plan their financial future. Source: NYTimes.com Date: 05/07/2010 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/08/your-money/08money.html?ref=business  Questions for discussion: Summarize what you learned from the article. Which item in the article will affect you the most?

digits: Are Netbooks Losing Their Sizzle?

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Description:  Pricier, more powerful notebook computers are sucking some of the steam from netbooks, the low-priced darlings that helped fuel sales for the PC industry in the past two years. Stacey Delo discusses the trend with Justin Scheck and Eric Savitz. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report   Date: 04/26/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/digits-are-netbooks-losing-their-sizzle/42166B87-ED28-4BAE-9080-67B26EF0B633 Questions for discussion: Summarize… Read more »

Goldman’s Shares Plunge on Inquiries and Downgrades

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Description:  How much trouble is Goldman Sachs really in? One answer: About $21 billion worth. That’s how much the vaunted Wall Street bank has lost in market value since it was engulfed in a fraud accusation two weeks ago. Source: NYTimes.com   Date: 04/30/2010 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/01/business/01goldman.html?ref=business Questions for discussion: Summarize the legal and ethical problems… Read more »

Consumers Help Drive U.S. Economy to 3.2% Growth Rate

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Description: The United States economy has expanded for three quarters in a row, the Commerce Department said on Friday, helped along by consumer spending. Now the question is, Will the jobs follow? Source: NYTimes.com Date: 04/30/2010 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/01/business/economy/01econ.html?ref=business Questions for discussion: What does this report have to say about the important role played by the… Read more »

Gulf of Mexico oil spill could cost BP $3 billion or more

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Description: There are a lot of uncertainties right now about the Gulf oil spill. But one thing is clear: In addition to the intangible loss of wildlife, it’s going to cost BP a lot of money. Source:  CNNMoney.com Date: 04/30/2010 Link: http://money.cnn.com/2010/04/30/news/economy/bp_gulf_oil_spill_cost/index.htm  Questions for discussion: Do you believe BP has behaved in a socially responsible… Read more »

Building Up America: Kansas town rebuilds after tornado

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Description: Next month marks the third anniversary of a tornado that nearly wiped the small town of Greensburg, Kansas off the map. The town has come back and in the process become “ground-zero” for green energy. Our Tom Foreman has a first-hand look in this “Building Up America” report. Source:  CNNMoney.com – video report Date:… Read more »

Apple Stock to Reach $1,000?

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Description:  Will the iPad propel Apple’s stock to $1,000? Wealth Adviser columnist James Altucher tells Dow Jones Newswires reporter Shelly Banjo why Apple stock will soar and why its competitors have a lot to lose. Source: Marketwatch.com – video report   Date: 04/21/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/video/asset/apple-stock-to-reach-1000/B55F573F-3282-4F66-B34C-C63EB8FD120F  Questions for discussion: Summarize the reasons given for such optimistic… Read more »

Apple earnings soar on strong iPhone, Mac sales

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Description:  Apple Inc said Tuesday that profit rose 90% in its fiscal second quarter as it sold almost 9 million iPhones, easily topping analyst estimates in both profit and sales amid a surge in demand in international markets. Source:  Marketwatch.com   Date: 04/20/2010 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/apple-earnings-soar-on-strong-iphone-sales-2010-04-20?siteid=nwtwk Questions for discussion: Does Apple`s current financial information suggest more… Read more »

Coney Island Getting a $30 Million Italian Makeover

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Description: Alberto Zamperla sweeps through the cavernous workshop here where his amusement rides are manufactured while workers measure and bang and solder enormous platforms, oddly shaped beams and assorted fiberglass vehicles Source: NYTimes.com Date: 04/23/2010 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/24/business/global/24coney.html?ref=business Questions for discussion: What are some reasons that favor the financial success of this investment? How important is… Read more »