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Marketplace for Friday, May 27, 2016

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Microsoft and Facebook — the social network you can’t escape — are teaming up to build a fiber optics cable under the mid-Atlantic. Plus: what, me worry (about a trade war)?

Segments From this episode

New York farm workers want the right to a day off

by Marketplace Contributor May 27, 2016
Agricultural workers are marching across the state to demand better working conditions.

A battle for the airwaves that ruined a friendship

by Kai Ryssdal May 27, 2016
A conversation with Scott Woolley, author of "The Network."

Facebook's sea cable doesn't mean a push into telecoms

by Jed Kim May 27, 2016
The new Marea submarine cable will run about 4,000 miles from Virginia to Spain.

Facebook widens its ad targeting

by Kimberly Adams May 27, 2016
The company is expanding its ad reach and stepping up competition with Google.

Trump reignites a long-standing debate on trade

by Tracey Samuelson May 27, 2016
There are lots of reasons to care if there's a trade war.

That Trump vs. Sanders debate is already off

by Kai Ryssdal May 27, 2016
Too good to be true? Debatable, but it's not happening either way.

The next great global glut: plastic

by Jed Kim May 31, 2016
Oil and gas are just some of the things gained from drilling. More natural gas also means more plastic

Music from the episode

Let Me Blow Ya Mind Eve, Gwen Stefani
Grindin' Clipse
Antenna Bonobo
Young Folks Peter Bjorn and John

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