Marketplace for Friday September 19, 2014
Sep 19, 2014

Marketplace for Friday September 19, 2014

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As Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, debuts on the New York Stock Exchange we look at its ambitious founder Jack Ma and consider his significance. Plus, entrepreneur Jesse Herzog has designed a new kind of work suit and it’s a one piece suit with a twist. He calls it the suitsie. The concept might make you laugh (or not), but its creation begs the question: when did workplace dress codes, especially for office workers start to change? We investigate. Also, if your workplace has had you book travel plans on a website, chances are you used programming from the software company, Concur. Well, the Seattle-area based company is being gobbled up by another software giant, SAP. The cost of the deal for the German-based company? Over $8 billion. The acquisition is also expected to increase SAP's number of users for its cloud-based technology from 38 to 50 million users.

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Thousands line up to exchange Ray Rice jersey

Sep 19, 2014
Thousands line up to get the iPhone 6... and return their Ray Rice jerseys.

Will Jack Ma’s quirkiness play in the U.S.?

Sep 19, 2014
As Alibaba launches on the NYSE, we take a look at Jack Ma's antics and ambitions.

Double Charged: Does paying back victims cost kids their futures?

Sep 19, 2014
Why some argue that too-high restitution fees hurt both victims and defenders.

Scotland says no to independence. Now what?

Sep 19, 2014
The "no's" have it: the United Kingdom is still united as a kingdom.

What's the craziest thing you've ever worn to work?

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Sep 19, 2014
Workplace dress codes have gotten a lot more relaxed over the past few decades.

Why SAP gobbled up Concur

Sep 19, 2014
The acquisition is worth $8 billion and will increase SAP's users to 50 million.

As Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, debuts on the New York Stock Exchange we look at its ambitious founder Jack Ma and consider his significance. Plus, entrepreneur Jesse Herzog has designed a new kind of work suit and it’s a one piece suit with a twist. He calls it the suitsie. The concept might make you laugh (or not), but its creation begs the question: when did workplace dress codes, especially for office workers start to change? We investigate. Also, if your workplace has had you book travel plans on a website, chances are you used programming from the software company, Concur. Well, the Seattle-area based company is being gobbled up by another software giant, SAP. The cost of the deal for the German-based company? Over $8 billion. The acquisition is also expected to increase SAP’s number of users for its cloud-based technology from 38 to 50 million users.

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