Marketplace for Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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In what would be the largest Chinese takeover of an American company, Shuanghui is proposing to buy Smithfield, a giant pork producer. What’s in it for each side? On the web, Facebook has gotten slack for putting offensive content next to advertisements. Is this the peril of targeting advertising? Plus, Freakonomics is back. Up this time? Driverless cars.
Posted In: liberty reserve, online, online payments
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Posted In: apple, green, EPA
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Posted In: Facebook, advertising, online advertising
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Posted In: pork, China, meat, Mergers and Acquisitions
In what would be the largest Chinese takeover of an American company, Shuanghui proposes a $4.7 billion purchase of Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer.
Posted In: auto industry, Tech, driverless cars
Freakonomics takes a ride in a driverless car and looks at how they'll change technology on the outside.
Posted In: popcorn, food and drink
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