Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday August 13, 2014

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STEAM campers and staff
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First up, Chinese authorities have launched an anti-trust investigation into a handful of luxury car brands accused of jacking up prices on cars and car parts in China. Companies like BMW, Land Rover, Mercedes and Audi are madly slashing prices to try and appease regulators. More on the cars, which are said to be as much as four times more expensive in China than they are elsewhere in the world. Plus, when you think of summer camp, maybe you think of time for swimming, or crafts. But if you're a student at Steam Summer Camp in Brooklyn, it's time to learn about gentrification. The campers are studying their community and the housing issues they see and live with.
Amazon Local Register

Amazon looks for data... at flea markets?

A Square-like card-reader may bring more data than cash.
Posted In: Amazon

School staffing up nearly 400%, but not with teachers

Hiring teacher's aides played a big part in this increase. We look at the 'why'.
Posted In: teachers, schools, Education, News
JAPAN-TELECOM-COMPANY-EARNINGS-SOFTBANK

PODCAST: The biggest IPO

Amazon local register, growth in teacher aides, and Alibaba sells stock.

Gentrification summer camp in changing neighborhoods

10-year-old Ayanna Lee on debt: "That’s like basically having no social life.”
Posted In: gentrification, summer school, Brooklyn
NY Tech Meetup

A guide to the perfect tech company pitch

Jessica Lawrence has seen almost 360 demos. Here's her tips to make yours better.
Posted In: startups, elevator pitch
Alibaba

Alibaba could become the largest IPO. Ever.

What's the big deal and how will Alibaba keep shares afloat once trading starts?
Posted In: chinese, alibaba, Internet

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Enon
Change Of Heart
El Perro Del Mar
Electric Worm
The Beastie Boys
Magnetica
Quantic
Detroit Madness (Instrumental)
J. Dilla