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Sep 14, 2016

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On today's show: Uber rolls out its first fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Theresa May's approval of a new, Chinese-funded nuclear power plant on British soil creates controversy and Bloomberg's Paul Lukas talks to Marketplace about the government's role in regulating bacon packaging.

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The latest bumper crop in agriculture: mergers

Sep 14, 2016
Bayer AG and Monsanto are the latest agribusiness giants tying the knot.
The German company Bayer AG is buying Monsanto in a deal worth about $66 billion, including debt.

 
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Why your package of bacon hides its glorious fat

Sep 14, 2016
The front of your package of super market bacon is a lie.
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Britain mulls Chinese investment in nuclear station

Sep 14, 2016
Objections are mounting to Chinese involvement in a large nuclear power station.
The sun sets behind Electricite de France SA's (EDF) Hinkley Point B nuclear power station besides the Bristol Channel near Bridgwater on November 12, 2013 in Somerset, England. 

 
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Uber and Lyft battle to attract new drivers

Sep 14, 2016
Signup bonuses and retention deals are part of the new rideshare package.
Uber has been trying to boost their profitability by cutting rates for drivers over the past three years, while also offering incentives to bring new people in on the front end.
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Uber revs up first fleet of 'driver-less' cars in Pittsburgh

Sep 14, 2016
Pennsylvania law still requires a human in the driver’s seat, who can take control.
Uber's fleet of autonomous cars, parked in front of the company's Pittsburgh office.
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Retailers already scrambling for holiday workers

Sep 14, 2016
With the growth of online shopping, retailers are stepping up their recruiting.
Faced with a low unemployment rate and a boom in online shopping, retail companies are fiercely competing for workers. 
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On today’s show: Uber rolls out its first fleet of driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Theresa May’s approval of a new, Chinese-funded nuclear power plant on British soil creates controversy and Bloomberg’s Paul Lukas talks to Marketplace about the government’s role in regulating bacon packaging.

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