Friday, June 10, 2016

Star Wars nailed down $247.9 million in 3 days

In the race to gross the most, there are many landmarks for films to pass, and making $200 million in domestic box office receipts is a big one. Forbes looks at six films that reached that [landmark] in five days or less.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens nailed down $247.9 million in 3 days; $2.07+ billion overall in the box office. Not bad, at all.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Complex picture of a $15 minimum wage

As the $15 minimum wage is implemented in a handful of American cities and two states (NY and CA), how might it affect businesses and their employees?
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour may have unintended consequences to the jobs ecosystem.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Pharmacy Benefit Managers | PBMs - friend, foe or both?

Despite political uproar over U.S. drug pricing, pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs, such as CVS Caremark and Express Scripts are the only ones that have really managed to lower drug prices for many. But their controversial playbook involves making it harder for some people to access medicines. Bloomberg Gadfly's Max Nisen looks at how PBMs work within the broken U.S. health-care system.
It sounds like Pharmacy Benefit Managers | PBMs assert monopoly-like, 12-figure $ales control over the drug market.