Category: Questrom School of Business

Staples purchase could mean store closings, employee cuts, experts say

Wicked Local Framingham quoting Fred Foulkes, Questrom School of Business “Upon news this week that Staples will be purchased for $6.9 billion by a private firm, local officials and business experts said it’s possible the company will slash expenses through store closings and potential employee layoffs…” Expert quote: “They can really do things that they […]

Federal Trade Commission Seeks to Block FanDuel, DraftKings Merger

NBC Boston quoting Dirk Hackbarth, Questrom School of Business “Federal regulators are challenging the planned merger of FanDuel and DraftKings, saying the combination of the two largest daily fantasy sports sites would create a company controlling more than 90 percent of the market…” Expert quote: “If anything, more companies should start entering and more companies […]

Billerica Fire sex scandal mirrors problem cultures in other departments

Lowell Sun Fred Foulkes, Questrom School of Business “It’s been the talk of the town for weeks: Three firefighters and a dispatcher in hot water for their alleged ‘sexual misconduct’ in the fire station.” Expert quote: “Some departments are all volunteer, but full-time firefighters can have long periods of free time and things can happen.” […]