Walmart’s Top E-commerce Omni Strategy Executive is Leaving

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Questions: When did Mr. Casey join Walmart? What company did he work at prior to coming to Walmart? By how much did Walmart’s global e-commerce sales increase during the nine months ended Oct. 31 as compared with the same period the prior year? What is Omni? Why do you think there is a post-holiday executive… Read more »

Fraud at Amazon Warehouse

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According to The Verge, an Amazon warehouse manager faces long prison sentence and fine when pleading guilty to stealing $273,000 worth of computer parts and selling them to a wholesaler. Questions: What was the position of the manager? Why is it more likely that a person in his position rather than basic warehouse staff would… Read more »

High Rents

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According to the Washington Post, rising rents are expected to be a driving force in inflation this year and have been an ongoing policy challenge for the Biden administration. Questions: By what percentage have rents increased in a number of cities? What is the average rent in cities like Austin, New York and Miami? What… Read more »

Kraft Heinz Fraud

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Today’s column offers a review of a clawback fraud; CFO.com explains that Kraft-Heinz (KHC) reported supplier contracts that made it appear as if expense savings were provided in exchange for past or same-year events performed by the company when, in reality, they were upfront payments in exchange for a future benefit from KHC. This was… Read more »

Rise to Fame

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According to MarketWatch, Wordle, the viral word-game sensation is going corporate after it was scooped up by New York Times Co., for an amount “in the low seven figures.” Questions: Who developed Wordle? What is the basic idea or rule behind Wordle? How fast has the popularity of Wordle grown over the last few months? What… Read more »

Walmart’s new venture into financial technology

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Walmart Inc.’s financial-technology venture agreed to buy two small companies and rebrand itself in a step toward providing an app that enables customers to save, borrow and receive money. Questions: What are the two small companies the Fin-Tech venture agreed to buy? What is Walmart’s venture called? Why is this move going to shake up… Read more »

Just Like The Wild West: Massive Supply Chain Thefts

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Waiting for your order in the mail? Your goods may be stolen from rail cargo thefts; in other words, goods at rest are goods at risk. Questions: Why is theft so rampant in Los Angeles for rail cargo like that of Union Pacific? According to the Guardian, what percentage increase in crimial rail theft has… Read more »

Location-based Salaries and Pay Equity

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According to Babak Varjavandi, companies embracing location-based compensation send an unspoken message that people who live in more affluent areas are worth more to the company. Questions: What are the positive effects of avoiding location-based pay cuts? How does Babak recommend that companies set up fair compensation plans in a remote work environments? What is… Read more »

Diversity Disclosures

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On this MLK day, we take a look at diversity disclosures and the S&P as detailed by Richard Binder at BenefitsPro.com. Questions: According to McKinsey & Company, how long will it take for Black workers to reach talent parity across all levels in the private sector? However, if promotion, attrition, and external hiring rates were… Read more »

So Can You Tell Me What The Tax Reg. Is For Deductible Tatoos?

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According to Accounting Today, the year 2021 saw some pretty outrageous business deductions. Questions: Which deduction were you the most surprised about? Pick one of the deductions mentioned and write a paragraph to justify its legitimacy. What is the problem with a long-distance call to a client for $0.14? Source: Cohn, M. (2021) The craziest… Read more »