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Marketplace for Friday May 9, 2014

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Beats By Dr Dre: Show Your Colours - Photocall
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Apple is in talks to buy Beats, known for its trendy- and expensive- Beats by Dr. Dre headphones. IF it goes through, this would be Apple's biggest acquisition at a reported $3.2 billion. But Beats doesn't just make headphones. We look at Beats the company, its produts and services, and what it could offer Apple if te deal goes through. Plus, the breakdown of merger plans between Publicis and Omnicom is a reminder of how difficult it can be to execute a merger of equals that has the goal of a 50-50 arrangement. We investigate. 
Beats by Dr. Dre

Why Apple would want to buy Beats

Apple reportedly wants to by Beats Electronics... but it's hard to figure out why.
Posted In: apple, beats audio
FRANCE-US-ADVERTISING-MERGER

Publicis + Omnicom ≠ Merger

The breakdown of merger plans between Publicis and Omnicom is a reminder of how difficult it can be to execute a merger of equals.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Weekly Wrap: Yellen's dark notes on housing

David Gura talks to Cardiff Garcia
Posted In: Janet Yellen, apple

Want to buy a home? Better bring cash

A third of all homes sold last quarter were paid for in cash.
Posted In: home buying
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs speaking at the iHeart Radio Music Awards. Now, Photoshop in a graduation cap for Marketplace Bonus Points.

Opinion: Of course P. Diddy should speak at graduation

Global Grind's politics editor Christina Coleman tells us why it's not so strange.
Posted In: P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, commencement speech

Gear up for Bike to Work Day

Marketplace Datebook for the week of May 5, 2014
Posted In: Bike to Work

What common food buzzwords actually mean

New York Times columnist Mark Bittman on what labels like "organic" really mean.
Posted In: Food, organic, GMOS

An insider's look into Alibaba and its quirky founder

One of the biggest reasons for Alibaba’s success? Its founder, Jack Ma.
Posted In: China, alibaba group, Jack Ma
A GPS ankle monitor strapped to 17-year-old Elisa Morris-Jackson relays her exact location to juvenile probation officers.

Double Charged: Teens on house arrest on GPS

GPS monitors are cheaper than juvenile detention, but they come with other costs.
Posted In: Youth Radio, GPS monitoring, Juvenile

Music from this show

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Still D.R.E. (Instrumental Version)
Dr. Dre
Carried Away (Album Version)
Passion Pit
Loft
Caspian
Open
Com Truise
Baghdad Sun
Apollo Brown
Bump, Bump, Bump (B2K and P. Diddy) (Album Version)
B2K and P. Diddy