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Marketplace for Monday May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014

Marketplace for Monday May 12, 2014

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The FCC is considering rules that would allow cable companies and other internet providers to strike deals with high-volume users like Netflix. We look at why shouldn’t the internet simply be regulated like a public utility? Plus, packaged food company Hillshire Brands announced it would acquire Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion today. This represents a battle for the center aisle of the supermarket. We report on how our buying patterns have changed when it comes to shopping in the center aisle, and what companies are doing to grab that market and make us buy more. Alos, this is television’s Upfronts Week where the networks unveil their new offerings in New York.  It’s evolved into a major event drawing networks, advertisers, producers and critics. We report on what goes into making a successful upfront and how that’s evolved. 

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Swimsuit, camping gear, bug spray. A shopping list?

May 12, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, May 13, 2014

There's more to chlorine than just swimming pools

May 12, 2014
And actually, the "chlorine" in swimming pools isn't even chlorine.

The English language is one big brand graveyard

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May 12, 2014
Xerox. Aspirin. Cellophane. Escalator.

Delhi's rise to 'global hub' status

May 12, 2014
Rana Dasgupta, author of "Capital," explains how Delhi rose to economic prominence.

Cash is still king, sort of

May 12, 2014
A peek inside our wallets by the Federal Reserve.

Should the internet be treated like a public utility?

May 12, 2014
The FCC is considering new regulations for internet providers.

Salad dressing + pickles; cake mix + prepared meats

May 12, 2014
A $4.23 billion deal will bring together Hillshire Brands and Pinnacle Foods.

A star-studded plea for ad money

May 12, 2014
It's TV's Upfronts Week, and networks are unveiling new offerings.
New to this year's NBC line-up is the drama television series "State of Affairs" starring "Grey's Anatomy" actress Katherine Heigl.
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The FCC is considering rules that would allow cable companies and other internet providers to strike deals with high-volume users like Netflix. We look at why shouldn’t the internet simply be regulated like a public utility? Plus, packaged food company Hillshire Brands announced it would acquire Pinnacle Foods for $6.6 billion today. This represents a battle for the center aisle of the supermarket. We report on how our buying patterns have changed when it comes to shopping in the center aisle, and what companies are doing to grab that market and make us buy more. Alos, this is television’s Upfronts Week where the networks unveil their new offerings in New York.  It’s evolved into a major event drawing networks, advertisers, producers and critics. We report on what goes into making a successful upfront and how that’s evolved. 

Music from the episode

Cruel St. Vincent