Marketplace for Friday April 25, 2014
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It was reported that Alibaba would be adding new shares to an impending deal that would push its IPO to $20 billion making it the largest IPO- ever. Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour picks apart why Alibaba might be worth this much. Plus, there's growing criticism over the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty. A recent ad has been called "patronizing" and Dove's "most bulls**t ad yet." Mitchell explains the controversy, and looks at whether Dove/Unilever expected - and will even benefit from - this outrage. Then, Oregon waives the White Flag and turns its exchange over to the Fed model, because fixing it would be just too expensive. Maryland is also a mess, so it’s taking the Connecticut model. And you thought Healthcare.gov was the problem. We look at the states which are running their own exchanges going into year two.
Chinese e-commerce giant could be biggest U.S. IPO since Facebook.
Oregon waves the white flag and turns its exchange over to the feds, because fixing it would be just too expensive.
Posted In: manufacturing, middle class, middle skills
Middle-skill jobs can support middle-class lives, but our education system isn’t getting people ready for them.