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Jun 2, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, June 2, 2016

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The ride-share app Uber has secured a $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia; Truck divers are striking over employment status, Marketplace's Andy Uhler takes a look at how the debate is affecting the six hundred billion dollar industry; and how thirty-somethings in Oakland have developed co-ops in response to the lack of affordable housing. 

Segments From this episode

Co-living startups: The commune is back, but for profit

Jun 2, 2016
How startups are making money on the group housing trend.
The living room at Euclid Manor, an Open Door co-living location.
Molly Wood/Marketplace

Illegal fisherman are trawling the GDP in Sierra Leone

Jun 2, 2016
Unreported and unregulated fishing is threatening Sierra Leone's local economy.

Critics are split on proposed payday loan rules

Jun 2, 2016
Some say they will help stop predatory practices. Others fear compliance will put lenders out of business.
Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Why Uber keeps courting private investors

Jun 2, 2016
Saudis pump $3.5 billion into the ride-sharing service.
MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

To free your hens or not? That's a big question

Jun 2, 2016
As food companies pledge to use cage-free eggs, who will provide them?
Cage-free hens at an organic egg operation in Viroqua, WI.
Annie Baxter/Marketplace

Truckers strike over employment status

Jun 2, 2016
They're considered contractors. They want to be employees.
A truck pulls out of the port of Los Angeles carrying a container. 
Andy Uhler/Marketplace

Music festivals win big for fans, organizers, sponsors

Jun 2, 2016
With 800+ festivals per year, their popularity is growing — as are profits.
Festival-goers at the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival.
David McNew/Getty Images for Coachella
Up for making $100 million? Cool, all you have to do is solve a major global problem. 
WALTER DIAZ/AFP/Getty Images

The ride-share app Uber has secured a $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia; Truck divers are striking over employment status, Marketplace’s Andy Uhler takes a look at how the debate is affecting the six hundred billion dollar industry; and how thirty-somethings in Oakland have developed co-ops in response to the lack of affordable housing. 

Music from the episode

Intro For Roger DJ Quik
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes
Sea World The Phoenix Foundation
Aruarian Dance Soul Jazz Collective
Aruarian Dance Soul Jazz Collective