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Marketplace for Friday, March 27, 2015
Mar 27, 2015

Marketplace for Friday, March 27, 2015

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Airing on Friday, March 27, 2015: Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy the London-based luxury online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter. This would be a significant acquisition for Amazon both in terms of the size of the deal and its nature  the E-commerce giant is so far not known for its presence in the high-end fashion market. Plus, word came this week that Facebook has been testing drones in the U.K. that can beam Internet access to the ground via laser. The drone industry is growing fast, even as U.S. regulations on unmanned aircraft continue to be worked out. We look at what the U.S. risks losing if it lags on rulemaking.

 

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Fun Fact Friday: A driverless battle

Mar 27, 2015
A look at the week that was...

Commercial drones have tailwind overseas

Mar 27, 2015
Facebook and Amazon are testing while American agencies finalize the rules.

Dov Charney seeks $40 million in lawsuit

Mar 27, 2015
Earlier this week, the now former CEO of American Apparel, Dov Charney, decided to move forward with a $40 million wrongful termination lawsuit against the company he founded.

A push for transparency in healthcare pricing

Mar 27, 2015
Prices often remain a mystery in the $3 trillion a year healthcare sector.

Women lag in well-paid blue-collar jobs

Mar 27, 2015
There are programs to train more women for those jobs, but progress is slow.

Kenneth Feinberg on placing a value on life

Mar 27, 2015
How presiding over victim funds changed his planning.

People aren't walking into banks anymore

Mar 27, 2015
If you see a vacant building for lease in the neighborhood, chances are there was a bank there at one point. We’re seeing it at financial institutions big and small — from Citigroup, now operating in fewer cities, to FirstMerit, which is closing 16 branches in four states.  Between direct deposits and ATMs, walking into […]

Airing on Friday, March 27, 2015: Amazon is reportedly in talks to buy the London-based luxury online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter. This would be a significant acquisition for Amazon both in terms of the size of the deal and its nature  the E-commerce giant is so far not known for its presence in the high-end fashion market. Plus, word came this week that Facebook has been testing drones in the U.K. that can beam Internet access to the ground via laser. The drone industry is growing fast, even as U.S. regulations on unmanned aircraft continue to be worked out. We look at what the U.S. risks losing if it lags on rulemaking.

 

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