Monthly Archives: October 2015

#MUIcares: 4 tips for better breast health

Our campaign for breast cancer awareness, #MUIcares, and the month of October are coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean that breast health is any less important other times of the year. Regular screenings are absolutely important, but what else can you do to ensure that you give yourself the best chance against getting… Read More

Pharmaceutical company embroiled in Enron-sized scandal

Valeant building

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. is in full-on crisis mode amidst accusations of fraudulent accounting practices. Citron Research, a provider of short-focused market commentary, has reported that the Canadian pharmaceutical company is storing excess inventory in subsidiaries and then reporting that inventory as sales revenue. These types of unethical accounting practices are very similar to those… Read More

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey boosts employee morale after big layoffs

Twitter's Twitter page

Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, announced that he will be giving a third of his company stock to the employee equity pool. The shares are valued at around $200 million and make up about 1 percent of the company.   Dorsey tweeted that he made this decision because he wants to “reinvest directly in our people.”… Read More

Turing Pharmaceuticals somehow gets even more unpopular, meet the $1 Daraprim pill

The San Diego-based Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced on Thursday that they have developed an alternative to the $750 drug Daraprim, and it will only cost about $1 per pill.   Turing Pharmaceuticals started a big controversy in September, after they increased the price of their toxoplasmosis medication Daraprim from $13.50 to $750 per pill. Many were… Read More

Trailblazing gaming commentator TotalBiscuit battles cancer

John "TotalBiscuit" Bain

Popular video game YouTuber John “TotalBiscuit” Bain, tweeted on Thursday that he has been diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer, and has been given a life expectancy of two to three years.   Gamers around the world were saddened by this news, as Bain has been heavily involved in the gaming and e-sports community for the… Read More

Blue Christmas: Will retailers have a cheerful holiday season?

holiday shopping

The holiday season is the most lucrative time of the year for the retail industry, but sales growth is predicted to falter in 2015. Many sources, including the National Retail Federation, analytics firm RetailNext, market research firm NPD, and consulting firm AlixPartners, believe year over year holiday sales growth will shrink in comparison to 2014.… Read More