Marketplace for Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Jul 20, 2016

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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The Department of Justice is reportedly planning to block two giant health insurance merger deals, Aetna $37 billion deal with Humana, and Anthem's $48 billion deal with Cigna; how college campuses are using big data to understand why students drop out and how to prevent it; and what is life like for Greek workers one year after Greece decided not to exit the European Union?

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Why the Justice Dept may block health insurer mergers

Jul 20, 2016
Mega mergers could mean less quality, higher costs - and dampened innovation
Anthem is one of the major insurance providers in attempting a merger. 
Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

Unilever buys a billion-dollar shaving club

Jul 20, 2016
The Dollar Shave Club makes buying razors cheap and convenient
Unilever at the headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images

Americans don't want landscaping jobs

Jul 20, 2016
One in three Americans who have a lawn have paid a landscaper to maintain it. But few Americans want landscaping jobs and that's creating problems for the landscaping industry.
Landscape workers in Hesperia, California. 
David McNew/Getty Images

Twitter tries to tread a fine line

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Jul 20, 2016
Twitter's high-profile spat over speech highlights the gap between ideals, reality
Twitter has provided a platform for movements such as the Arab Spring, but it also leaves room for hate-filled comments. 
MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images

Colleges tap big data to help students stay in school

Jul 20, 2016
Civitas Learning unveils surprising findings about who's most likely to drop out.
Universities are using data to decipher why some students drop out.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Greece's entreprenuers have mixed feelings on their economy

Jul 20, 2016
A florist and a tech start-up guy have diverging views on their prospects.
Protesters demonstrate in front of the Greek parliament in Athens during the crisis in 2011.
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Ford and tequila — an unlikely paring

Jul 20, 2016
The auto company is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to make sustainable car parts
Ford wants to make parts from left over agave plants. 
Carl Court/Getty Images

The Department of Justice is reportedly planning to block two giant health insurance merger deals, Aetna $37 billion deal with Humana, and Anthem’s $48 billion deal with Cigna; how college campuses are using big data to understand why students drop out and how to prevent it; and what is life like for Greek workers one year after Greece decided not to exit the European Union?

Music from the episode

Punga Klingande
Gold Silver Diamond Generationals
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys
Kamikaze
We Sink Of Monsters and Men