What are Amazon’s Worst HR and Accounting Problems and Why?

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According to the New York Times, a knot of problems with Amazon’s system for handling paid and unpaid leaves has led to devastating consequences for workers. Questions: According to the article, by what percentage had Tara Jones been underpaid by her Amazon warehouse job on one paycheck? What are some of the problems that have… Read more »

Zillow Breaks From Buying U.S. Homes

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According to Bloomberg, Zillow Group Inc. is taking a break from buying U.S. homes after the online real estate giant’s pivot into tech-powered house-flipping hit a snag. Questions: How many homes did Zillow acquire in the second quarter of this year? What happened to Zillow stock after this announcement on Monday, Oct. 18? How does… Read more »

Have stolen money? London may be the place to put it!

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According to Nicholas Shaxson, the City of London is hiding the stolen money of the world. Questions: What is the name of the new data leak exposing financial dealings by more than 330 politicians and public officials from over 90 countries and territories? In your own words explain why the offshore financial ecosystem is so… Read more »

Ready to become a vegetarian? Might be a good time!

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According to Bloomberg, the Covid-19 outbreak has depleted America’s meat reserves, and new data from the U.S. shows they still haven’t recovered. Questions: What are all the forces surrounding COVID that created the perfect storm for this depletion? In other words, explain the factors at play to cause the shortages. What has happened specifically to… Read more »

Lufthansa to Pay Back Bailout

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Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to raise 2.14 billion euros ($2.5 billion) through a heavily discounted share sale as it strives to repay a German government coronavirus bailout. Questions: How will the airline group raise the money to repay this bailout? What does Lufthansa avoid with full repayment? What are the expectation of the airline for… Read more »

Big Move by a credit reporting giant

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Credit rating giant TransUnion is buying Neustar, an identity resolution company for $3.1 Billion in cash. Questions: When is the deal expected to close? How much is Neustar expected to generate in 2021? What is the strategic benefit of Neustar for TransUnion? Who owned Neustar going back to the 1990s and today? What part of… Read more »

Piece-Rate Work or Overtime Violations

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According to the Miami Herald, a Florida air-conditioning company has been taken to court for the seventh time since 1995 for failing to pay its employees what they are owed. Questions: What is the name of the company and where are they headquartered? What Act have they violated? What agency brings forth the violation suit?… Read more »

Theranos Scandal Story Continues

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While speaking with four former Theranos employees about the upcoming trial of embattled CEO Elizabeth Holmes, CNBC found the former employees want the trial to be over and still fear retribution. Questions: What was Micah Nies’ position at Theranos? Do the former employees think Holmes will be found guilty? Why? What red flags of the… Read more »

Milkshake woes for McDonalds

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According to The Guardian, milkshakes are off the menu at McDonald’s in England, Scotland and Wales. Questions: Why are milkshakes off the menu at McDonald’s in England, Scotland, and Wales? What are lorry drivers? What other restaurants and sectors mentioned in the article are having the same types of problems? If there is a shortage… Read more »

Do you want buy some popcorn with that?

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According to the Washington Post, AMC will allow customers to pay for popcorn and movie tickets with bitcoin by the end of the year. Questions: What has happened to AMC’s stock price since the first of the year? As of this week, how many AMC movie tickets could be bought with a single bitcoin? AMC… Read more »