What Does G4S's News Tell Us?

LONDON -- As G4S  (LSE: GFS.L  )  hits the headlines again today, The Motley Fool's Jill Ralph discusses the recent news from the security firm that two directors are departing, but CEO Nick Buckles has retained his job in the wake of the Olympic Games fiasco. Jill gives her take on what the future may have in store for G4S and how it may affect rivals such as MITIE Group  (LSE: MTO.L  ) .

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