Princess Cruises to pay record-breaking criminal fine for ocean pollution

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Description: Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to plead guilty to seven felony charges and pay a $40 million penalty for polluting the ocean with waste and then trying to cover it up. Federal prosecutors said the payment represents the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate pollution by a ship at sea. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date:… Read more »

Why 25% of the working women in America are struggling financially

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Description: They work in jobs that are growing fast, pay less than $15 an hour and are female-dominated Source: MarketWatch.com – video report Date: Dec 04, 2016 Link: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-25-of-the-working-women-in-america-are-struggling-financially-2016-11-30?siteid=nwtwk Questions for Discussions: What are the managerial and social issues presented in this article? How should businesses, governments, societies and individuals be expected to deal with… Read more »

Trump: Companies will be punished for leaving U.S.

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Description: Trump claims victory at Carrier, but critics aren’t so sure Source: CNNMoney.com – video report Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2016/12/01/trump-carrier-victory-speech-critics.cnnmoney/ Questions for Discussions: What are the concerns about the intervention at Carrier? Do you think this sets precedence for other businesses? How should business managers deal with this item?

Trump and Carrier: How a Modern Economy Is Like a Parking Garage

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Description: In the two hours that President-elect Donald J. Trump spent flying to Indiana on Thursday to boast that he saved 1,000 jobs, about 6,000 private-sector jobs in the United States were probably destroyed. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Dec 01, 2016 Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/01/upshot/trump-and-carrier-how-a-modern-economy-is-like-a-parking-garage.html?_r=0 Questions for Discussions: What are the economic arguments presented in this article? What… Read more »

Elon Musk vs. the Trolls

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Description: Are business rivals behind online attacks on the Tesla CEO? Source: Bloomberg.com – video report Date: Nov 22, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-22/elon-musk-vs-the-trolls Questions for Discussions: What are the online publishing risks facing executives and their businesses? How can they counter these risks?

The Last Days of Target

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Description:  The untold tale of Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death Source: CanadianBusiness.com Date: Nov 01, 2016 Link: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/the-last-days-of-target-canada/ Questions for Discussions: Summarize the highlights of Target’s demise as presented in this report. Do you think this assessment is a fair criticism of management?

Nobody Knows Why Fortysomethings Are Driving U.S. Productivity

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Description: Dartmouth College economist James Feyrer noticed something odd about a decade ago: Across a large set of countries, an economy’s productivity seemed to be connected to the proportion of fortysomethings in its labor force. Source: Bloomberg.com Date: Nov 04, 2016 Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-04/nobody-knows-why-fortysomethings-are-driving-u-s-productivity Questions for Discussions: What does the report say about the productivity and… Read more »

Bombardier cutting 7,500 jobs amid talks with Ottawa: ‘The timing is really unfortunate’

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Description: MONTREAL — A second large wave of job cuts is hitting Bombardier workers in less than a year as another 7,500 positions are to be eliminated around the world through the end of 2018. Source: BNN.com – video report Date: Oct 21, 2016 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/bombardier-cutting-7-500-jobs-amid-talks-with-ottawa-the-timing-is-really-unfortunate-1.589426 Questions for discussion: What is happening at Bombardier? What… Read more »

Meet the Startup Founder Behind E-Commerce Company Cosmic

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Description: Alex Adelman has already built and sold his company to PopSugar Inc. Source: Fortune.com – video report Date: Oct 21, 2016 Link: http://for.tn/2eC9UoE Questions for discussion: What does Cosmic do for buyers and sellers? How is Alex Adelman a typical entrepreneur?

Why Samsung needs to take a page from Maple Leaf Food’s book in crisis management

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Description: Samsung is in damage control mode over exploding Note 7 smartphones. The Gandalf Group’s David Herle, who has corporate crisis management experience, tells BNN how the Samsung can save its brand and repair its reputation with both consumers and carriers. Source: BNN.com – video report Date: Oct 14, 2016 Link: http://www.bnn.ca/company-news/video/why-samsung-needs-to-take-a-page-from-maple-leaf-food-s-book-in-crisis-management~970989 Questions for Discussions:… Read more »