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1. Whole Foods
Turns out, there’s a lot of money in coconut shrimp–if you charge too much for it. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs is leveling massive overpricing allegations at Whole Foods, citing some of the most egregious weight mislabeling offenses its investigators have ever seen. So, how will Whole Foods go about defending itself?
Our other burning questions:more accessible chain of stores, 365 by Whole Foods Market?
Will this have any impact on Whole Foods’ ability to open its newly announced,
If the allegations are true, who at Whole Foods should have seen this coming and put a stop to it?
With the Justice Department’s “tentative” approval of a $48.5-billion merger of AT&T and DirecTV, all eyes turn to the FCC, which now holds the fate of the deal in its figurative hands. Having cleared anti-trust concerns, what do AT&T and DirecTV have to worry about now?
Our other burning question:gain from each other aside from market share and tech?
What do the two organizations, a merger of which would form the largest pay-TV company in the country, stand to
With this hurdle cleared, what do opponents of the deal have to say about the FCC’s impending decision?
4. J. Crew
Things are looking bleak for the clothing retailer, which has announced the departure of its head of women’s design and the planned cutting of 175 jobs. With sales down 10 percent and losses skyrocketing, how and where did the once-venerable brand go wrong?
Our other burning questions:answer to the brand’s woes?
Is J. Crew subsidiary and hipster favorite Madewell the
Can CEO Mickey Drexler, a celebrated industry leader, turn the brand around before it’s too late?
5. Jack Dorsey
The Twitter co-founder has returned to the place where it all began as interim chief in the wake of former CEO Dick Costolo’s “surprise” resignation. Though officially Dorsey, who is still running Square, is only back until the board finds a permanent replacement, comparisons to Steve Jobs are already running amok. So, is Dorsey set to follow in Jobs’ footsteps, leading a historic turnaround of his flailing problem child?
Our other burning questions:enact an early exit anyway?
Why did Costolo
Do Dorsey’s experience and network at Square mean greater things for Twitter this time around?
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