02
OCT
2015

In the Headlines-October 2nd, 2015

In The Headlines Mylan Makes an Allergy Blockbuster from a ‘Has Been’ Product In a 2007 purchase of medicines from Merck KGaA, drugmaker Mylan picked up a decades-old product, the EpiPen auto-injector for food allergy and beesting emergencies. Management first thought to divest...
25
SEP
2015

In the Headlines-September 25th, 2015

In The Headlines Chinese Oil Hoarding Eases the Impact of a Worldwide Glut Even after China’s slowing economy dragged crude to a six-year low, oil’s second-biggest consumer remains the main safeguard against a further price meltdown. While China’s surprise currency devaluation...
18
SEP
2015

In the Headlines-September 18th, 2015

In The Headlines Dairy Farmers Struggle in the Wake of a Global Milk Glut For dairy farmers in Britain, the U.S., New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, and countries worldwide, times are tough. Russia’s ban on European Union (EU) milk and the EU’s removal of production quotas have...
11
SEP
2015

In the Headlines-September 11th, 2015

In The Headlines Companies Prepare for the Opening of Iran The third-largest economy in the Middle East has a young, educated populace ready to spend. But U.S. businesses will face big hurdles in the country—if they can get there at all. The nuclear deal that the U.S. and Europe...
04
SEP
2015

In the Headlines-September 4th, 2015

In The Headlines “Not-Coms” – Companies Create Their Own Domains There is a downside to the relative freedom and lack of gatekeepers on the Internet, including that most anyone can buy a Web address that ends in “.com.” Online, scammers can pay $10 for an address that looks...
28
AUG
2015

In the Headlines-August 28th, 2015

In The Headlines Ulta’s Formula for Success in a Competitive Cosmetics Market A tight focus on cosmetics and fragrances has given beauty products retailer Ulta an edge over drugstores and department stores. Offer a broad assortment of beauty products, cosmetics, and fragrances...
21
AUG
2015

In the Headlines-August 21st, 2015

In The Headlines J.C. Penney’s 3-Pronged Strategy for Survival Following J.C. Penney’s brush with death during the past decade, the 113-year-old company’s future boils down to a three-part turnaround strategy overseen by president and CEO-designee Marvin Ellison. The...
14
AUG
2015

In the Headlines-August 14th, 2015

In The Headlines Cord Cutting Becomes Serious for Big Media Media stocks recently took a battering when investors appeared to lose faith in entertainment companies as fears intensify about clients scaling back on traditional cable packages. Some industry watchers say the worst is...
07
AUG
2015

In the Headlines-August 7th, 2015

In The Headlines Gold Prices: In Search of a Bottom For much of the previous decade, gold prices were on the rise. Buying picked up after global central banks fought the 2008 financial crisis with unprecedented stimulus, stoking fear of accelerating inflation. Futures gained more...
31
JUL
2015

In the Headlines-July 31st, 2015

In The Headlines Spurred by the Affordable Care Act, Large Health Insurers Pursue Mergers Anthem and Cigna are the latest big American health insurers to propose a blockbuster merger. They and their peers need to satisfy many regulators, though, before the deals are approved....