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Marketplace for Monday, October 31, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, October 31, 2016

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General Electric seeks to combine its oil-and-gas business with conglomerate Baker Hughes; Century Link, an internet, phone and cable company, is buying an internet data management company; Global trade is down; how the "bathroom bill" is affecting North Carolina small businesses; a new study finds discrimination in ride-shares; the recession is over, but in many states education spending has not recovered; and how Brexit may affect tea sales.

Segments From this episode

What does GE's deal with Baker Hughes mean for the oil industry?

Oct 31, 2016
General Electric wants to combine its oilfield services with a bigger competitor.
Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

Riding while black is a disadvantage, a new study finds

Oct 31, 2016
Researchers tested hundreds of requests for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Many states are still cutting education funding

Oct 31, 2016
In 23 states, general spending on schools is still below 2008 levels.
Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images

Global trade growth is lackluster, so why all the controversy?

Oct 31, 2016
Kai Ryssdal talks with Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times about why global trade isn’t on the rise any more.
An inflatable Trojan horse is seen as people demonstrate outside the European Union headquarters in Brussels, on September 20, 2016 to protest against huge transatlantic trade deals linking Europe with Canada and the United States.
JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images

English plantation now sends tea to China

Oct 31, 2016
England has just one tea plantation but its owners have big global ambitions.
Neil Bennett, head gardener at the Tregothnan Estate, inspects in the tea garden the tea plant Camellia sinensis near Truro, England. 
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Volvo is leaving its driverless cars unmarked to avoid bullying from other drivers

Oct 31, 2016
Would British drivers challenge Volvo's autonomous vehicles on purpose?
Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

The $34 billion deal from two companies you’ve likely never heard of

Oct 31, 2016
There's another telecommunications deal that could affect the way you go online.
Michael Smith/Getty Images

Some NC small businesses feel effects of the state's new 'bathroom bill'

Oct 31, 2016
Along with vanished revenue at restaurants and hotels, the cancellation of events has hit caterers, transportation services, linen rental shops, pesticide companies, even banks and credit unions that handle payroll for many of these contractors.
Ghassan's, a quick service Mediterranean restaurant in Greensboro, NC. Operations Manager Ziad Fleihan said the restaurant has lost $20,000 in revenue since the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB2, and a series of events were cancelled in the city.

 
Jeff Tiberii/WUNC

General Electric seeks to combine its oil-and-gas business with conglomerate Baker Hughes; Century Link, an internet, phone and cable company, is buying an internet data management company; Global trade is down; how the “bathroom bill” is affecting North Carolina small businesses; a new study finds discrimination in ride-shares; the recession is over, but in many states education spending has not recovered; and how Brexit may affect tea sales.

Music from the episode

Money Pink Floyd
Young Blood The Naked And Famous
Fireball (feat. John Ryan) Pitbull, John Ryan
Oye Como Va Santana