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Marketplace for Friday, March 25, 2016
Mar 25, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, March 25, 2016

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The popular German grocery store  aims to have 2,000 U.S. stores operating in the next couple years; Square is expanding from offering mobile payment services to small-business loans; and the weekly wrap of business and economics. 

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German grocer Aldi expands all the way to California

Mar 25, 2016
Germany's largest grocer brings its discount model to California.

Pitching the TPP amid skepticism about trade

Mar 25, 2016
Shadowing U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman for a day as he hit the road to pitch the TPP.
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman (left) discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership with Margaret Spring of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA 20th District).
Tracey Samuelson/Marketplace

Square offers small-business loans

Mar 25, 2016
The payments company is venturing into an activity some see as risky.
Square CEO Jack Dorsey demonstrates the Square payment system Congressman Dave Camp and Senator Max Baucus while touring the Square headquarters on August 19, 2013 in San Francisco, California. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

When public transit shuts down

Mar 25, 2016
More and more people are moving to cities and turning to public transit, so what happens when these aging systems can't handle the load of increasing masses?
The BART train travels towards downtown San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A city in Central Florida is subsidizing Uber

Mar 25, 2016
No, really. Tax payers' dollars are discounting on-demand rides.

Hello, Chicken and Waffles Nikes

Mar 25, 2016
The syrup aesthetic
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The popular German grocery store  aims to have 2,000 U.S. stores operating in the next couple years; Square is expanding from offering mobile payment services to small-business loans; and the weekly wrap of business and economics.