Executives Defraud Chinese Pharmaceutical Company

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According to Bloomberg, China’s securities regulator blacklisted six executives for their role in a $4.2 billion accounting scandal at Kangmei Pharmaceutical Co., one of the country’s biggest drugmakers. Questions: What did the executives do? What did the firm admit to that allowed the fraud to occur? What was the problem with the fine ordered for… Read more »

Hey Top Spender!

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According to The New York Times, with travel dropping to near nothing and no resumption in sight, major airlines and hotels are offering their highest-spending customers many perks. Questions: What do these perks include? According to the President, the economy is going to bounce back to 2019 levels by the end of 2020. What do… Read more »

Changes everywhere – Even in Hollywood

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Shooting in Hollywood is not expected to resume until August. That leaves a vast number of people without work.  Questions: What are the time elements involved in estimates that will affect postponing shooting until August? What are some of the factors why the large majority of people in the motion picture industry are now out… Read more »

Be Careful What you Wish For: Stranded in Paradise

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According to the New York Times, a South African couple, on their honeymoon in the Maldives are now the sole visitors at a five-star resort, due to the coronavirus. Questions: Why don’t they go home with the other 40 South Africans in the Maldives? Who is running the resort and what regulations does the government… Read more »

I Smell a Bailout – Maybe for some?

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According to Bloomberg, many airlines have been driven into a technical bankruptcy or they have substantially breached debt covenants already.  Questions: Explain why the debt covenants are characteristic of the airline industry. 2. The article talks about steps that have been already taken by some airlines as they are depleted of cash. What are some… Read more »

Amazon’s business surges

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Amazon has seen a dramatic uptick in sales as people are hunkered down due to the coronavirus. Questions: As a result of this dramatic surge in sales, what does Amazon plan to do? What did Amazon warn customers on March 2? Besides Bloomberg, what other publication reported news of the projected hiring? Source: Soper, S…. Read more »

What a Time to be Offline!

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According to BusinessInsider.com, Robinhood, a millennial favorite stock app, was offline for iPhone and Android users during the entire day, when the Dow made its biggest point gain ever. Questions: What do millennials see as the benefit of Robinhood? By how many points did the Dow Jones industrial average rise on Monday after the horrible… Read more »

Planning Ahead: Kroger’s Limit of 5

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According to BusinessInsider.com, Kroger said it was limiting orders of some items to “due to high demand and to support all customers.” Questions: Kroger’s is the largest supermarket chain in the U.S. How many stores does it have? Which type of orders does the limit of five apply to? Do you think this is a… Read more »

Changes at Amazon due to the Coronavirus

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According to BusinessInsider.com, Amazon is halting all warehouse tours in North America as concerns over the coronavirus outbreak grow in the US. Questions: What did Amazon do last month due to supply chain worries? Why did Amazon ban more than a million products on its website from third party sellers? What travel directive did Amazon… Read more »

Who can you trust?

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According to the New York Times, L Brands (the parent company for Victoria’s Secret and Bed, Bath & Beyond) has somehow avoided the messy board scrutiny of cronyism and time devoted to gender misconduct and sexual harassment training. Instead, the company has focused on the practice of retaliation against those alleging sexual harassment complaints. Questions:… Read more »