Chip Shortage Means Much Lower Revenues

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According to Reuters, the shortfall in revenue for automakers due to a chip shortage is worse than anticipated. Questions: What was the original revenue shortfall estimate for automakers due to a chip shortage? To what amount this revenue shortfall estimate increased? How many vehicles will this impact? How does this article explain the change in… Read more »

One of the First Major Companies to Mandate

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According to Reuters, Delta Air Lines will require all new hires in the United States to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Questions: Does the requirement affect current employees? What will be the restriction for employees that are not vaccinated? How do you believe that this requirement will affect Delta’s bottom line? Discuss your thought concerning this policy…. Read more »

Hiring With Higher Wages

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McDonald’s is raising the hourly wages for its U.S. company-owned restaurants by an average of 10%. Questions: With this new raise at company-owned restaurants, how many workers does McDonald’s purpose to hire? With respect to the restaurant business, in general, why is McDonald’s doing this? What other fast-food restaurant, mentioned in the article and video,… Read more »

The Chip Supply Chain: Addressing the Shortage

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No, it’s not Chips A’Hoy! According to Reuters, U.S. President Joe Biden met with executives from major companies on Monday to discuss the global chip shortage that has severely hurt U.S. automakers and spurred Intel Corp to announce it plans to make chips for car plants at its factories in the next six to nine… Read more »

Theaters making a BIG comeback

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According to the Washington Post, Mooky Greidinger, the chief executive of Cineworld, believes that really bright days are ahead of the movie theater industry. Questions What is the theatrical window and how does it impact the U.S. movie theater industry? What is delaying the quick comeback of movie theaters in Europe? How is Cineworld and… Read more »

Redemption for Volkswagen

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According to the New York Times, executives at Volkswagen made a commitment to electric vehicles that now is paying off after the diesel scandal five years ago. Questions: According to the article, what is the ID.4 and when will it be available to customers? Why did the article say that Volkswagen’s entrance into the electric… Read more »

What’s an NFT?

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According to the Washington Post,  a digital collage of hundreds of weird, brightly colored images made by a South Carolina artist known as Beeple sold at the prestigious Christie’s auction for $69.3 million.  Questions: How does this rank among the highest paid art pieces at auction? What is the collage called? What is an NFT?… Read more »

Snowbirds are not the only ones seeking the sun!

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According to Forbes, firms are leaving California and New York in droves and opting for Florida, where the weather is warmer and taxes are lower. Questions: What are some of the factors leading to this super-charged Florida boom? What specific factors are associated with high density states like New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, and… Read more »

More about the “Make Amazon Pay” coalition

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According to the New York Times, Amazon surpasses all largest private employers in adding the number of workers in a single year. Despite this, the costs to workers is not covered by the online giant. Questions: Why does the article claim that health benefits and a 401(k) is not enough to compensate employees? Why was… Read more »

Not a Very Magical Kingdom

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According to the Washington Post, COVID-19 continued to hammer Disney in the final months of 2020, with the company’s revenue dropping 22 percent over the holiday period and a much smaller profit than usual. Questions Was the revenue better or worse for October to December 2021 than analysts predicted and by how much? What was Disney’s… Read more »