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Marketplace for Monday May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014

Marketplace for Monday May 19, 2014

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The deal has been struck. AT&T announced it will aquire DirecTV for approximately $49 billion. We unpack all the pieces in play in this AT&T-DirecTV deal, and look at the sales job the company will have to do for regulators. Plus, Attorney General Eric Holder charged members of the Chinese military with "economic espionage." We look at the reaction following Monday morning's public announcement. Also, the U.S. is stepping up efforts to help Latin American coffee farmers fight a fungus called "coffee rust" that has been devastating coffee crops throughout the region. Finally, USAID today is announcing a $5 million partnership with Texas A&M's World Coffee Research center to tackle the fungus, which has cost Latin American coffee farmers $1 billion and could drive up coffee prices in the US.

 

 

 

Segments From this episode

Tap dance your way into the White House, kids

May 19, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Television personality Ryan Seacrest, singer Mariah Carey, musician Keith Urban, singer Nicki Minaj, and television personality Randy Jackson onstage during a live Q&A at the season premiere screening of Fox's 'American Idol' at Royce Hall, UCLA on Jan, 9, 2013,
Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Hacking won't scare U.S. companies out of China

May 19, 2014
Cyber espionage is a growing problem, but it's not a new one.

Two obsessed guys and a radical motorcycle design

May 19, 2014
In New Orleans, an experiment in funding, manufacturing and art.

Why Google isn't really 'free'

May 19, 2014
A peek at Frontline's documentary on the NSA, secrecy and private companies.

Unpacking the AT&T-DirecTV deal

May 19, 2014
AT&T's advantage in selling regulators on the deal? Its small size.

A coffee plant disease threatens more than prices

May 19, 2014
USAID today announced a $5 million partnership with Texas A&M's World Coffee Research center to tackle a costly coffee fungus.
 A worker shows a leaf of a coffee plant affceted by Roya, at a farm in San Ramon, a town on the outskirts of Diriamba.
Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images

GM doesn't want employees using these words in memos

May 19, 2014
Via GM's latest document stream: "grenadelike," "Kevorkianesque."

The deal has been struck. AT&T announced it will aquire DirecTV for approximately $49 billion. We unpack all the pieces in play in this AT&T-DirecTV deal, and look at the sales job the company will have to do for regulators. Plus, Attorney General Eric Holder charged members of the Chinese military with “economic espionage.” We look at the reaction following Monday morning’s public announcement. Also, the U.S. is stepping up efforts to help Latin American coffee farmers fight a fungus called “coffee rust” that has been devastating coffee crops throughout the region. Finally, USAID today is announcing a $5 million partnership with Texas A&M’s World Coffee Research center to tackle the fungus, which has cost Latin American coffee farmers $1 billion and could drive up coffee prices in the US.

 

 

 

Music from the episode

Eple Röyksopp
Keep On Looking Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Won't Do J Dilla
The Grid Philip Glass