TV shows and movies with more diversity make more money

TV shows with more ethnically diverse casts actually receive higher ratings, while diverse films make significantly more money: for instance, movies with relatively high onscreen minority involvement (21-30%) posted $160.1 million in global box office receipts in 2011, while those with lower involvement (less than 10%) made just $68.5 million.

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Hi everyone, we are pleased to present to you the Profit Proposals for the 2nd episode of HITRECORD ON TV - RE: FANTASY. THIS ALBUM contains each of the Profit Proposal documents, including a .PDF.

These Documents are a conversation - so let us know what you think of the proposed splits. Please provide your feedback on the applicable Profit Document by Tuesday March 11th.

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Nintendo Posts Higher-Than-Expected Profits, Promises More DLC

Nintendo Posts Higher-Than-Expected Profits, Promises More DLC

Earlier today, Nintendo released their financial report for the 2014 fiscal year. While the results were lower than they had been in previous years, they were still above expectations, despite missing some sales predictions.

Getting into the nitty-gritty of it, from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, the company made a net profit of 41.8 billion yen (about $350 million), while the development and…

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Nightingale: Why dear heart, there is nothing wrong with having a friend. Would you be so kind as to tell us about your fellow? I promise not to tell.

“Paint unicorns and pain pegasi don’t get along, and never will. That’s what mother and father say…”

Kshama Sawant told Boeing machinists her idea of a radical option, should their jobs be moved out of state: “The workers should take over the factories, and shut down Boeing’s profit-making machine,” Sawant announced to a cheering crowd of union supporters in Seattle’s Westlake Park Monday night.

Who Profits From Poverty?

The third video in The #GlobalPOV Project series is an exploration of the poverty business. The poor pay more for everything, and such transactions are highly profitable for those selling goods and services to the poor. Profits are made on the labor of the poor, the consumption of the poor, and the debt of the poor; meanwhile the poor remain—poor. So who profits from poverty?

Website shows ho much top companies make a second

As if you needed another reminder of Apple’s sheer economic dominance, mobile payment company WorldPay Zinc created this handy graphic to illustrate just how much money leading tech companies make. The longer you stay on the web page, the more companies’ revenue and profit (in most cases) increase — demonstrating just how much money they make per second.

Apple is the clear winner here, making $9,213 in revenue and $1,997 in profit per second. The second place goes to Samsung, which actually makes $11,588 in revenue, but only keeps $1,540 in profit.

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Three months after McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) was caught up in an embarrassing mini-controversy over its employee personal finance guide, the world’s largest fast food chain – which reported $5.5 billion in income and paid out $2.90 per share in stockholder dividends last year – might have another problem. Her name is Nancy Salgado.

What was probably a well-intentioned but tone-deaf effort to assist its legions of low-wage line cooks and cashiers in the U.S. find ways to make ends meet on their increasingly low hourly salaries, McDonald’s may have just inadvertently pushed itself back into the limelight of controversy. A labor rights group has distributed what it says is a recording of a Chicago-area McDonald’s employee being advised by the company to seek out food stamps and Medicaid benefits to help her financial situation.

This issue is hot right now after economists at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center and the University of Illinois released reports last week estimating taxpayers shell out $7 billion a year to supplement the incomes of as many as 1.8 million fast food employees whose wages aren’t sufficient to cover basic needs.

The labor rights group Low Pay Is Not OK says Salgado, a mother of two who is making the same $8.25 an hour wage she was offered when she took the job 10 years ago, called the company’s McResource Line aimed at pointing workers to services such as childcare, education and legal advice. Here’s the transcript of the conversation: