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Marketplace for Wednesday May 7, 2014
May 7, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday May 7, 2014

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Alibaba filed its IPO yesterday. But it hasn’t chosen an exchange yet, and the competition between the hot favorites, NYSE and the NASDAQ, will likely be intense.We report on how much money an exchange makes from a big listing like Alibaba. Plus, Stanford University is the first major university to divest itself of carbon-producing fossil-fuel investments – but only coal. Can coal producers be isolated when coal still generates nearly 40 percent of U.S. electricity and is integral to many other industries? Then, Coca-Cola has quickly abandoned an ad campaign whose tagline was “You’re on Diet Coke,” after people on social media took some shots at it. 

Segments From this episode

Keep your eyes on the ball: The NFL draft starts

May 7, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, May 8, 2014

Broken windows, busted real estate market

May 7, 2014
Philadelphia is cracking down on dilapidated buildings, because it pays to.

South Africans disappointed by growing inequality

May 7, 2014
A tale of two economies living in the same country.

A comic book pioneer adjusts to the digital age

May 7, 2014
Live events and digital media as ways for comic book stores to survive.

NBC buys Olympics rights for Alibaba's treasure

May 7, 2014
Comcast will pay a reported $7.65 billion.

Legalized pot use vs. employer drug testing

May 7, 2014
A court case in Colorado challenges the rights of employers to test their workers for legal pot use.

Stock exchanges want Alibaba, bad

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May 7, 2014
How can exchanges profit from big listings like Alibaba, financially or otherwise?

Stanford will divest stakes in coal. Will it matter?

May 7, 2014
Stanford becomes the first major university to eliminate fossil-fuel investments in its endowment -- but only coal.

Coca-Cola cancels its 'You're on. Diet Coke.' campaign

May 7, 2014
New media once again upends traditional media.

Alibaba filed its IPO yesterday. But it hasn’t chosen an exchange yet, and the competition between the hot favorites, NYSE and the NASDAQ, will likely be intense.We report on how much money an exchange makes from a big listing like Alibaba. Plus, Stanford University is the first major university to divest itself of carbon-producing fossil-fuel investments – but only coal. Can coal producers be isolated when coal still generates nearly 40 percent of U.S. electricity and is integral to many other industries? Then, Coca-Cola has quickly abandoned an ad campaign whose tagline was “You’re on Diet Coke,” after people on social media took some shots at it. 

Music from the episode

I Witness Dujeous, Immortal Technique
Talking Bush Chicago Afrobeat Project
Tonite DJ Quik