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  • Baristas say that Starbucks is ignoring a huge problem that is impacting sales
    Finance
    Business Insider6 hours ago

    Baristas say that Starbucks is ignoring a huge problem that is impacting sales

    "The perception isn't the reality," one Chicago barista told Business Insider. Starbucks is at a critical juncture. While the company has consistently increased same-store sales in the US and globally for years, traffic in the second quarter was flat after dropping 2% in the first quarter of 2017 — meaning fewer people are visiting stores.

  • Bob Iger gave up on his dream job at 23, and ended up becoming Disney's CEO instead
    Business
    Business Insider8 hours ago

    Bob Iger gave up on his dream job at 23, and ended up becoming Disney's CEO instead

    Bob Iger has been the CEO of Disney for over a decade, and made $41 million for his trouble last year, but that doesn’t mean he made it to his dream job. In fact, on a recent Vanity Fair podcast, Iger shared that in his early 20s, he made the decision to abandon the career he’d set his sights on. In college, Iger did a fair amount of TV work, and immediately after he got a job at a small TV station in Ithaca, New York, as a weatherman.

  • Cramer breaks down your bond exposure by age — how to protect yourself from market volatility
    Business
    CNBC2 days ago

    Cramer breaks down your bond exposure by age — how to protect yourself from market volatility

    Jim Cramer hasn't recommended bonds ever since the Great Recession because interest rates are so low. "In general, for the last few years, even when the stock market has been getting absolutely pounded, bonds simply haven't represented very good values versus equities," the " Mad Money " host said. Cramer has always had the notion that excessive prudence can be one of the most reckless strategies of all.