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Marketplace for Friday April 25, 2014
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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.  

Segments From this episode

Treasury Secretary defends sanctions on Russia

Apr 25, 2014
"Even the Russians are admitting that they are having an impact," Secretary Jack Lew said.

Preparing middle-class workers for middle-skill jobs

Apr 25, 2014
Middle-skill jobs can support middle-class lives, but our education system isn’t getting people ready for them.

A piece in a jigsaw puzzle. A missing piece.

Apr 25, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of April 28, 2014

Skype bans certain 'offensive' emoticons

Apr 25, 2014
While Yelp says :-), Skype says :-(

Weekly Wrap: Who's feeling those sanctions

Apr 25, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks with Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal.

State exchanges going into year two, but slowly

Apr 25, 2014
Oregon waves the white flag and turns its exchange over to the feds, because fixing it would be just too expensive.

Alibaba files to go public: Yes, it's that big

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May 6, 2014
Chinese e-commerce giant could be biggest U.S. IPO since Facebook.

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.  

Music from the episode

Elephant Ride - Radio Edit State Of Bengal
Hot Damn Sonicbloom
Dear Old Greenland Andrew Bird