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Marketplace for Tuesday May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday May 27, 2014

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The online retailer Zappos has done away with traditional job postings, in favor of an internal social network which potential candidates must join. Although Zappos isn't a very traditional company- they did away with job titles last year- we'll look at the challenges companies face when hiring and how that process might be changing. Plus, chicken-producer Pilgrim's Pride is making a hostile takeover bid for sausage supremo, Hillshire Brands. Pilgrim has boasted of wanting to create one big "protein-focused" company. In an age where Walmart style behemoths dominate the grocery sector, food producers like Pilgrim's Pride see the advantage of size as they deal with the chains and seek market share. Climate change is also on the agenda today. As the Obama Administration readies its regualtions of carbon dioxide emissions by existing coal-burning plants, the underlying issue remains economics. If carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced, what is the most efficient means of doing so? Should we make everyone buy new, more energy-efficient cars and appliances? Or should we just address several hundred coal-burning plants that produce 30 percent of the U.S.'s carbon dioxide?

 

Segments From this episode

Contemporary art: A terrible investment?

May 15, 2014
It's not just the art, it's the spectacle and the production surrounding it.

The house call makes a comeback

May 27, 2014
Sometimes it makes sense to pay for having the doctor come to your place.

Discovering the original Disneyland

May 27, 2014
It wasn't originally going to be for just rides.

The next big challenge in Afghanistan is payroll

May 27, 2014
As more U.S. troops withdraw, experts say new challenges will be "mundane".

Pilgrim eyes Hillshire as tasty morsel

May 27, 2014
Chicken-producer Pilgrim's Pride makes hostile takeover bid for Hillshire Brands.

A bond that can't be broken

May 27, 2014
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The EPA starts targeting carbon dioxide in earnest

May 27, 2014
The Obama Administration readies its regulation of carbon-dioxide emissions.

The end of the job listing?

May 27, 2014
Zappos dropped traditional job postings for a social networking hiring system.

The online retailer Zappos has done away with traditional job postings, in favor of an internal social network which potential candidates must join. Although Zappos isn’t a very traditional company- they did away with job titles last year- we’ll look at the challenges companies face when hiring and how that process might be changing. Plus, chicken-producer Pilgrim’s Pride is making a hostile takeover bid for sausage supremo, Hillshire Brands. Pilgrim has boasted of wanting to create one big “protein-focused” company. In an age where Walmart style behemoths dominate the grocery sector, food producers like Pilgrim’s Pride see the advantage of size as they deal with the chains and seek market share. Climate change is also on the agenda today. As the Obama Administration readies its regualtions of carbon dioxide emissions by existing coal-burning plants, the underlying issue remains economics. If carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced, what is the most efficient means of doing so? Should we make everyone buy new, more energy-efficient cars and appliances? Or should we just address several hundred coal-burning plants that produce 30 percent of the U.S.’s carbon dioxide?

 

Music from the episode

Dance Tonight Paul McCartney
Motion Sickness Hot Chip
Motion Sickness Hot Chip