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Jul 29, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, July 29, 2016

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Facebook and Google's mobile ad domination, the war over pool toys and Exxon's tanking profits. Plus: Work and housing discrimination toward LGBTQ people is still legal in 31 states. We look into the cycle of poverty, that helps create, particularly among trans people of color.

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Help Wanted: beer historian

Jul 29, 2016
The Smithsonian Institution is hiring a beer historian and the gig comes with a $65,000 paycheck.
Men in their traditional Bavarian clothing clink beer mugs on the second day of the 2014 Oktoberfest at Theresienhoehe on Sept. 21, 2014 in Munich, Germany.
Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

In mobile advertising, Google and Facebook are king

Jul 29, 2016
Google and Facebook's strong earnings are powered by a surge in mobile advertising
People play "Pokemon Go," a came partially developed by Alphabet, on smartphones on July 24, 2016 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

ExxonMobil's profits fall further

Jul 29, 2016
The company's petrochemicals business helped keep it in the black as oil prices stayed low.
Chairman and CEO of US oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, speaks during the 2015 Oil and Money conference in central London on October 7, 2015.
BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images

Facing job discrimination without legal protection

Jul 29, 2016
LGBTQ people, especially trans people of color, are more likely to be poor.
A makeshift memorial for the victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting is left at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts on June 15, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The shooting at Pulse Nightclub, which killed 49 people and injured 53, is the worst mass-shooting event in American history. 
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Nashville accelerator home for music tech start-ups

Aug 1, 2016
Music tech start-ups welcomed to Nashville after little love elsewhere
Erik Mendelson pitches his music app company, RecordGram, to an auditorium of investors at the Country Music Hall of Fame in May. 
Emily Siner/WLPN

Facebook and Google’s mobile ad domination, the war over pool toys and Exxon’s tanking profits. Plus: Work and housing discrimination toward LGBTQ people is still legal in 31 states. We look into the cycle of poverty, that helps create, particularly among trans people of color.

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