Maybe not such a good business plan.

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In Crumbs Bake Shop’s most recent Form 10-Q filed with the SEC, the company disclosed that its auditors, Rothstein Kass, “expressed substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.” Questions: 1. Since the IPO of Crumbs, how much has the stock dropped? 2. Explain the statement that Crumbs published in its 10-Q… Read more »

Got App?

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Yahoo is looking to the future by targeting young entrepreneurs with enterprising apps. Yahoo announced Monday, March 22, that it planned to acquire mobile news reader Summly, which was the brainchild of 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio. Yahoo plans to pay D’Aloisio a reported $30 million and he will become Yahoo’s youngest employee. Questions: 1. When Swartz’s… Read more »

Who spilled the ketchup? Unknown Traders, Of Course!

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UPDATE 2/22/13: After the traders failed to appear at a hearing today in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff agreed to freeze the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. account until the case is resolved. The SEC on Feb. 15 sued the “unknown” traders over suspicious purchases of Heinz options through the account. Judge Rakoff was quoted… Read more »

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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Procter and Gamble (P&G) has operations in 41 countries and 126,000 employees, with annual sales of $84 billion. While these revenues are double that of its closest competitors, analysts and shareholders are beginning to wonder if the company might see faster growth if it split up. Questions: 1. What is the current stock price? What… Read more »

Sears and Kmart Close Stores

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Sears Holding Corp. is ending the year on a bitter note. The company, which earlier this week posted a list of 79 out of the up to 120 Sears and Kmart stores it plans to close and was then downgraded by Fitch Ratings, is now watching its stock bleed out to a new low. In… Read more »

Huge job cuts – Bank of America

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Bank of America, trying to break free from a pile of bad mortgages and a sagging stock price, announced plans to lay off 30,000 employees over the next few years. In a statement Monday, the bank said its goal is “not a given number of job reductions,” but to focus “all of its resources on… Read more »