Marketplace for Monday July 28, 2014

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Detroit Water
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Trulia and Zillow announced they will join forces in a deal worth a reported $3.5 billion. It looks a lot like something that happens in tech when a sector matures in which companies start buying each other open a so-called roll up. We explain why this happens and what to expect in this business. Plus, Dollar Tree will also be acquiring Family Dollar Stores in a deal valued at $8.5 billion. How have things changed and how are these stores repositioning themselves as the economy recovers? In Detroit, the city water agency is proceeding with its plan to go after individual residents who are delinquent, to scare people into paying up, while negotiating with or otherwise letting slip by the big delinquent users who can fight back. Like Chrysler. And the state of Michigan.
Detroit Water

What's happened since Detroit turned off delinquent residents' taps

Residents say they get less opportunity to negotiate when water shut-off looms.
Posted In: Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit, Michigan
Dollar Tree

Dollar stores adapt to an improving economy

Dollar Tree is buying Family Dollar. Dollar stores are selling different things.
Posted In: dollar store, Mergers and Acquisitions, Deals
Trulia

What the Zillow-Trulia deal means for real estate

We look at the real estate business following the $3.5 billion Zillow-Trulia deal.
Posted In: zillow, real estate, business

Sending 57,000 kids back to their home country costs

Esme Deprez says getting these kids home is a lot more complicated than it sounds.
Posted In: illegal immigration, children, El Salvador, Honduras, guatemala

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion to oil shareholders

Russia seized the assets of oil giant Yukos in 2003.
Posted In: Russia, big oil

A small UK company with big graphene dreams

The wonder material isolated a decade ago has yet to live up to its promise.
Posted In: graphene, plastics, innovation, United Kingdom (U.K.)
Gustavus Adolphus College

Midwestern colleges have fewer local kids to tap

Demographic shifts mean there are fewer high school grads available for colleges.
Posted In: college, high school, midwest, recruiting, News

Uber ranks drivers... and passengers

For a second there, passengers could find out how they rated.
Posted In: Uber, ride sharing, app

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We Good (Instrumental)
Pete Rock
Everything About Her
Oisima
Faithful (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
Dope Crunk
Beats Antique
What's Crazy (feat. J-Live, Stik Figa) [Explicit]
Oddisee, Stik Figa J-Live
God Made the world
Cold Cave