Marketplace for Monday May 12, 2014

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Tesco Opens First Of Its 'Fresh And Easy' Stores In L.A
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The FCC is considering rules that would allow cable companies and other internet providers to strike deals with high-volume users like Netflix. We look at why shouldn’t the internet simply be regulated like a public utility? Plus, packaged food company Hillshire Brands announced it would acquire Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion today. This represents a battle for the center aisle of the supermarket. We report on how our buying patterns have changed when it comes to shopping in the center aisle, and what companies are doing to grab that market and make us buy more. Alos, this is television’s Upfronts Week where the networks unveil their new offerings in New York.  It’s evolved into a major event drawing networks, advertisers, producers and critics. We report on what goes into making a successful upfront and how that’s evolved. 
A State of Affairs Promo

A star-studded plea for ad money

It's TV's Upfronts Week, and networks are unveiling new offerings.
Posted In: upfronts, advertising, television

Salad dressing + pickles; cake mix + prepared meats

A $4.23 billion deal will bring together Hillshire Brands and Pinnacle Foods.
Posted In: Hillshire Farm, Pinnacle Foods, grocery stores, frozen foods
The Netflix company logo

Should the internet be treated like a public utility?

The FCC is considering new regulations for internet providers.
Posted In: Internet, fcc, utilities

Cash is still king, sort of

A peek inside our wallets by the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: cash, Credit card

Delhi's rise to 'global hub' status

Rana Dasgupta, author of "Capital," explains how Delhi rose to economic prominence.
Posted In: India, Delhi
A big vat of fake chlorine

There's more to chlorine than just swimming pools

And actually, the "chlorine" in swimming pools isn't even chlorine.
Posted In: bbc world service, swimming pools, chlorine

Swimsuit, camping gear, bug spray. A shopping list?

Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Posted In: camping, REI, retail sales

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