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In the News: JPMorgan, Ikea, Nokia and more

Posted by Dale Buss on August 10, 2012 09:03 AM

In the News

Coursera roars into BRIC countries with online classes.

ESPN introduces campaign that focuses on value of Monday Night Football.

Facebook HQ gets a Main Street.

Goldman Sachs escapes U.S. charges in mortgage crisis.

Ikea values its brand at $11 billion.

JCPenney reports loss, raising more questions about strategy.

JPMorgan Chase outlines damages from "London Whale" trading blunder.Continue reading...

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Walmart Isn’t Alone on the Bribery Front

Posted by Mark J. Miller on April 27, 2012 05:05 PM

Wal-Mart has been accused of bribing Mexican officials so that it could open stores South of the Border, but don’t think it is alone on this one. From the looks of it, business schools might want to add Bribery 101 as an elective.

Fortune reports that Deere, Disney, Hewlett-Packard, Qualcom, Las Vegas Sands, Koch Industries, and plenty of others “are also under investigation for violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.” Just this week, two big companies got caught when the SEC charged a former Morgan Stanley exec “with bribing an official of a state-owned Chinese company in order to win business for the investment firm.” Plus, News Corp. gave the word that it’s being investigated for bribery as part of its whole phone-hacking fiasco.

Indeed, according to Fortune, “at least 81 public companies under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Department of Justice for running afoul of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which makes bribery in foreign countries punishable in the U.S.”Continue reading...

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In the News: AOL, Pinterest, Benihaha and more

Posted by Dale Buss on March 14, 2012 09:03 AM

In the News

AOL CEO defends strategy.

Ben & Jerry's renames flavor to support gay marriage.

Benihana explores possible sale.

DelMonte Foods brings back "Meow Mix" jingle.

Encyclopaedia Brittanica to stop printing encyclopedias.

Facebook sees startups resist its pull.

Las Vegas Sands faces suit by former Macau partner.

Paramount Pictures goes to the mattresses with Puzo family over ownership of The Godfather franchise.Continue reading...

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In the News: Bing, JPMorgan, Target and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 17, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Bing lets advertisers place ads in brand-name searches.

Borders bankruptcy shakes up book industry.

Captain Morgan searches for "Ultimate Morganette."

Chobani Greek yogurt lets fans tell its story.

eBay tops branded social media engagement leaderboard.

Ferrari 458 Italia chosen as car of the year by The Robb Report.

Google beats Apple and Sony in TNS corporate reputation ranking.Continue reading...

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