Business Giants

Goldman Sachs : Burning Question
Despite the controversy and criticism surrounding Lloyd Blankfein, nearly 19 in 20 Goldman Sachs employees approve of their CEO.

Will Goldman Sachs' CEO survive Greg Smith's 'devastating' rant?

Lloyd Blankfein is in the crosshairs after a former employee accuses the company of ripping off its clients

Goldman Sachs : The List
The Goldman Sachs headquarters in lower Manhattan: Former executive Greg Smith's public rant gives an inside look at the investment bank's allegedly toxic internal culture.

Greg Smith's 'devastating' Goldman Sachs resignation rant

The former exec channels Jerry Maguire, dramatically quitting his job in a New York Times op-ed, and describing Goldman as "toxic and dangerous"

Walmart : The List
Shoppers at an Arkansas Walmart scramble for $2 waffle makers: The chain's Black Friday deals inspired unhinged behavior from rioting to parking lot shootings.

Walmart's violent Black Friday: 5 'grim' incidents

Crowds who came looking for holiday deals came face-to-face with riots, shootings, and pepper-spray attacks

Starbucks : Wit
If you need a toilet break after finishing that venti coffee, too bad: Starbucks is reserving bathrooms at its Manhattan locations for employees only.

Starbucks closes its public bathrooms: The best wisecracks

The coffee king mandates that its frequently-trafficked NYC restrooms will be restricted to employees only — sparking both anxiety and jokes

Starbucks : Opinion Brief
Starbucks has purchased juice maker Evolution Fresh Inc. for $30 million: The coffee king will sell fruit drinks in its coffee shops, supermarkets, and a new string of Starbucks health and wellness stores.

Will Starbucks' $30 million bet on juice pay off?

The coffee giant snatches up a major juice maker, and plans to hawk healthy fruit drinks alongside its creamy peppermint mochas

Warren Buffett : Best Video
Jay-Z congratulates a group of young entrepreneurs on their business decisions in an episode of Warren Buffett's web series "The Secret Millionaires Club."

Warren Buffett and Jay-Z's 'awesomely dorky' financial literacy cartoon

Buffett plays financial guru to entrepreneurial kids in the animated web series The Secret Millionaires Club — with a cameo from the hip-hop mogul

Goldman Sachs : Opinion Brief
The Goldman Sachs booth at the New York Stock Exchange: The banking heavyweight's $428 million quarterly loss doesn't bode well for the New York City economy.

Goldman Sachs' $428 million loss: What does it mean?

Amid market turmoil, the investment banking giant posts a rare loss for the third quarter — inspiring both ominous predictions and shrugs

Warren Buffett : Opinion Brief
Warren Buffett says its time to start taxing the uber-rich, starting with him, to even out the "shared sacrifice" our leaders have asked of the American people.

Warren Buffett's divisive plea: 'Raise my taxes'

The world's third-richest man argues for tax increases for the wealthiest Americans in a New York Times op-ed titled, "Stop Coddling the Super-Rich"

Starbucks : Opinion Brief
People work on their laptops at a Starbucks: Some New York locations may block electrical outlets so customers don't hog tables all day.

Should Starbucks pull the plug on laptop loafers?

Some of the java giant's New York City coffee shops are cutting off customers who mistake the cafés for a home office

Walmart : Burning Question
In a direct assault on Netflix, Walmart's new online streaming service offers 20,000 titles for rent or purchase, but an uncompetitive pricing scheme may undermine it.

Can Walmart topple Netflix?

The retail giant pushes into the video streaming market (again), just as the dominant Netflix suffers a moment of weakness

Goldman Sachs : Opinion Brief
One of the country's largest investment banks is laying off at least 1,000 high-paying, skilled workers, and outsourcing the jobs to Singapore.

Goldman Sachs' 'troubling' outsourcing plan

After taking a massive bailout from American taxpayers, Goldman Sachs plans to fire 1,000 U.S. workers and replace them with staffers in Singapore

Walmart : Winners and Losers
A massive sex-discrimination case against Walmart was thrown out by the Supreme Court on Monday, which bodes will for the big-business community, but not for the little guy.

Walmart's big sex-discrimination court victory: Winners and losers

The Supreme Court sides with Walmart in a monumental case. Who benefits from the ruling, and who gets burned?

Warren Buffett : Opinion Brief
Warren Buffet has maintained an "aura of integrity" that may be forever lost after insider trader allegations against his former lieutenant.

Is Warren Buffett's reputation 'tarnished'?

The Oracle of Omaha admits a "big mistake" in how he dealt with an ex-deputy snared in an insider trading scandal. Is Buffett's legacy forever changed?

Starbucks : Petty Controversy
Starbucks may be ideal for self-absorption, but the seemingly homey, laid-back atmosphere is also the perfect setting for petty thievery.

Is Starbucks a thief magnet?

Thanks to a steady flow of distracted customers, criminals are finding it easy to grab something to go, according to The New York Times

Warren Buffett : Twitter Take
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Walmart : Instant Guide
A 2004 Walmart gun display: After limiting its sales of firearms to a third of its outlets, the super chain is bringing back shotguns, hunting rifles, and bullets to 500 more stores.

Why are more Walmart stores selling guns again?

The struggling retailer is reintroducing firearms and ammunition at hundreds of its locations. What's behind the decision?

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